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Archive for December, 2012

Pregnant Women Encouraged to Get Flu Shot

Cases of influenza have started early this year and experts worry we could be in for a particularly bad flu season. That’s why physicians are encouraging everyone who is able to receive a flu vaccine, especially pregnant women who are more likely than the general population to become seriously ill from influenza.  (more…)

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‘Twas The Week of Holiday Eating


Ahhh, the holidays. A time to gather with family and friends – and eat! For many people, the holidays are filled with sugary sweet temptations. But don’t let those sabotage your healthy eating goals.

Have fun this week and celebrate the season. Then join us again on the blog in 2013 for some healthy eating tips for the new year from Leslie Bonci, R.D., director of sports nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine.

Until then, here’s a little something to think about…  (more…)

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