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VIRTUAL HEALTH BY LAURIE DAVIES SUPERTRACKER Eating nutritious meals in the right portions will help you and your family stay healthy. But mouth-watering, healthy menus don’t just happen. They take planning. Tap into this quick collection of USDA tools and databases to make your meals healthier than ever and to take the pressure off the cook. FOOD-A-PEDIA Need to make a quick decision or food comparison? Look up almost any food by general category (e.g., carrots, ice cream) or brand name for an instant breakdown of empty calories, fat, sodium and sugar. Now, it’s time to get personal. Starting each morning with breakfast, SuperTracker’s bank account-like ledger subtracts calories from a total allowance of 1,200 calories daily. Meanwhile, a real-time bar graph helps you see how your food intake stacks up against fruit, vegetable, whole-grain, dairy and protein recommendations. RECIPE FINDER Want to find a new way to cook sweet potatoes? Or a new recipe for your blender, wok or skillet? This database links you to thousands of recipes submitted by health professionals and organizations (such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association). Search by ingredients, ethnic preference, cooking equipment or nutrient requirements. Does My Child Have ADHD? 46 FA L L 2 013 Health Info to Go MobILE It may seem counterintuitive, but when kids are sleep-deprived, they tend to “bounce off the walls,” says Pearl Yu, MD, a UVA Health System pediatric sleep expert. This behavior can lead to a misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yu estimates that 30 percent of kids diagnosed with ADHD have an underlying sleep issue that needs to be treated. “Even if it doesn’t get rid of ADHD,” she adds, “addressing the issue of sleep can make everything else easier to treat.” Learn more at (search for “sleep”). UVA Health System patients can view test results, appointment information and more on their mobile devices. Activate your free MyChart® account at (Click “Access MyChart” under “General Information.”) Then download “Epic MyChart” at your app store. Be sure to choose “Virginia” and “UVA Health System.”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - University of Virginia

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - University of Virginia
Life in Balance
Feeling Weighed Down?
Out of Rhythm but Not Options
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
Struggling to Breathe
Heads Up
A Swing and a Hit

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - University of Virginia