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VIRTUAL HEALTH BY CAREY ROSSI There’s an App for That I social media Choosing healthy food doesn’t have to be di cult T SEEMS THERE’S A SMARTPHONE APP FOR EVERYTHING these days, including grocery shopping. And because reading food labels can be boring, time-consuming and confusing, it’s beneficial to have an app that does the work for you. Enter Fooducate (, which has already deciphered the labels to make healthful shopping a breeze. Fooducate is a free app (for iPhone and Android) that gives every food product a grade. Just scan the bar code (or you can search by typing the name), and a letter grade will appear along with a list of pros and cons and food points if you are following the Weight Watchers program. If your choice gets a low grade, and you’re wondering what to buy instead, never fear. The app suggests alternative products, which are also graded. Like UVA on Facebook Get health tips, event information, stories, videos and more. Go to uvahealth. Click the “like” button to get UVA Health System info in your news feed. You can also follow UVA Club Red at uvaclubred for hearthealthy tips and more. Connect with UVA We know you like to stay informed about health issues. Now get even more great health information from a trusted source. It’s just a click away. Join University of Virginia Health System on its blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites. The blog is updated regularly to bring you timely health tips for the whole family. You’ll also learn about lifesaving treatments being pioneered at UVA. The blog, of course, is a great place to share your own thoughts and experiences. Plus, you can pass along interesting posts to friends and family via email, Facebook or Twitter. Join the discussion at PHOTOGRAPHY BY THINKSTOCK 46 Vim & Vigor · SP R I N G 2 012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - University of Virginia

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - University of Virginia
Life in Balance
Healthy Dose
Outliving Our Heart Valves
Rewiring Relief
Get Real
How Far We’ve Come
Patient Survival Guide
Perfect Attendance
Jennifer Hudson, Grammy-winning recording artist
Lean on Me
Intimidated by the Gym?
What Is Your Volunteer Style?
A Prescription for Relief
Virtual Health
Moving On
For This Traveling Man, Dialysis Is No Roadblock
A Good Move

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2012 - University of Virginia