Prevention & Wellness

Your primary care provider can help steer you towards a healthy lifestyle. At UVA, our experts partner with you to address your scariest health risks.

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Genetics: Identify Your Risks

Our genetic counselors can help you navigate your risk for:

Food Medicine
healthy eating

Nutrition experts can help you lower your risk for many diseases. Our registered dietitians provide classes and individual counseling to help you improve and manage your diet.

Find Nutrition Resources
Overcome Fitness Setbacks
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Whether your physical activity is walking or you're an athletic pro, injury and pain can stop your ability to exercise. Our experts in sports medicine, rehabilitation and orthopedics can keep you moving.

Get Active Again With Sports Medicine
Stay Healthy at Work
stressed woman at work

Along with diet and exercise, you need to manage emotional and physical stress in the workplace to stay well. UVA offers occupational health services, classes and coaching to local companies. 

Learn More About Workplace Health
When Crisis Happens

Poison Hotline & Safety

Possible poisoning? Call the poison center: 1.800.222.1222

Learn more about prevention and safety at the Blue Ridge Poison Center.

Personal Emergency Response Devices

If you're older or have a disability and live alone, you may feel more secure with Medi-Mate. You can activate this emergency response device with the touch of a button. Monitored 24 hours a day, a Medi-Mate can help you feel secure.

To get one of these devices, contact Volunteer Services.

Keep Yourself Well & Safe

Stroke Prevention

Smoking, obesity, heavy drinking, high blood pressure — all can play a role. Reduce your chances of stroke by: 

  • Improving your diet
  • Getting more or better exercise
  • Managing existing medical conditions
Prevent Stroke

Prevent Heart Disease

You can lower your risk of developing heart disease by:

  • Healthy eating and exercise
  • Monitoring your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Lowering your blood sugar or controlling diabetes
  • Losing weight
Prevent Heart Disease

Trauma Prevention

Prevent injuries before they happen. Read up on tips for:

  • Avoiding everyday hazards
  • Fall prevention
  • Car seat installation
  • Poison prevention
Prevent Injury

Prevention

6 Workouts for Stress Relief

6 Workouts for Stress Relief
Your mental health suffers as much as your physical health when you don’t get enough exercise, so try these six workouts for much-needed stress relief.

Eye Health: 5 Foods Good for Your Eyes

Eye Health: 5 Foods Good for Your Eyes
You might have heard that carrots are good for your eyes, but so are some other foods.

The Power of Pets When It Comes to Health

The Power of Pets When It Comes to Health
There’s a reason therapy dogs are a common sight at hospitals and nursing homes. Research has proven that pets are good for our mental and physical health.

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