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Be A Heart-Healthy Dawg

February is Heart Health Awareness Month – the perfect time to start working toward heart health goals!  There are many ways to maintain a healthy heart. Below, we have listed just a few.

For more heart health information, visit the University Health Center’s Heart Health Fair on February 7, 2018 – 11am-3pm at UHC. This event is hosted in collaboration with the American Red Cross. You can sign up to give blood here using code “UGA.”

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Top 8 Reasons to Give Blood

1. You will get juice and cookies.

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2. It’s easy and convenient. 

It only takes about an hour to give whole blood, and you can make your donation at an American Red Cross blood donation center or one of many blood drives (including one at the UGA Health Center on February 6, 2019 – sign up using code “UGA”) held at businesses, community centers, schools, or places of worship. Continue reading “Top 8 Reasons to Give Blood”

Eat for Heart Health

We’ve discussed exercising for heart health, but there’s more to it than that! The American Heart Association also recommends making changes to your diet to support a healthier heart. Below are just a few tips to get you started. If you ever have more questions, UHC has nutritionists on staff who are always here to help!

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Exercise for Heart Health

There are many ways to help keep your heart healthy. This February, during American Heart Month, we’ll be sharing just a few of them. To start: Exercise. While it may not be everyone’s favorite way to stay healthy, it is one that’s accessible for many on campus at the University of Georgia – there’s the Ramsey Center, intramural trails, and (of course) lots of hills. Below is a bit more information on how to incorporate exercise into your schedule.

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Jingle Bell Fun Run 2016 at the UGA Golf Course

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Dental Health = Heart Health?

Did you know that taking care of your gums and mouth can also help keep your heart healthy? Here’s an explanation of how it works from the UHC Dental Clinic team…

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4 Tips 4 a Healthy Heart

Heart health is a big deal! And not just for your parents – for UGA students too. While we celebrated American Heart Month in February, it’s important to keep a few things in mind throughout the year. So important, in fact, that President Obama issued a proclamation on January 30, 2015, aiming to raise awareness about high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke – the causes of one-third of the adult deaths in the United States.

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