Cultivating Health

Cancer Care

Why regular cervical cancer screenings are important for early detection

Screening and testing have led to a decrease in the number of women dying of cervical cancer. That's why health experts encourage women to get regular screenings to help with early detection and treatment.

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Children's Health

When is my child ready for the next car seat? 4 tips for parents

As a parent, it can be hard to know when your child is ready to move onto the next car seat or booster seat. Our experts have four tips to help keep your child safe in your vehicle.

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Fentanyl facts, overdose signs to look for, and how you can help save a life

Fentanyl overdoses have increased significantly in the last couple years. Learn how to keep your family and friends safe with fentanyl facts, what to look for in an overdose, and how you can help save a life.

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Sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack: How to perform CPR and use an AED

After news of NFL player Damar Hamlin collapsing on the field due to a reported sudden cardiac arrest, many are raising awareness about the importance of knowing CPR and how to use an AED.

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7 tips to keep your New Year’s resolution

Many of us make New Year's resolutions, but often fail to fully reach our goals. Our experts have seven tips to help you stick with your resolutions and set yourself up for success.

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Mental Health

Migraine causes, symptoms, treatments, and more

Migraines affect about 15% of Americans. Those who have them know they can bring you down quickly. Learn about migraine symptoms, ways to prevent and treat them and more from our headache specialists.

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Mental Health

10 health benefits of meditation and how to focus on mindfulness

Meditation can be a path to better health, including by relieving stress and helping you get better sleep. Learn about why you should meditate and how you can add it to your daily routine.

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10 tips to help you limit weight gain this holiday season

Many of us enjoy eating up all the delicious holiday food and treats. To help you avoid gaining weight this holiday season, our dietitians have some tips and ideas.

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Prediabetes risk factors, testing, and why most don’t know they have it

One in three Americans have prediabetes, but most don't know they have it. Prediabetes can leave you at risk for type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and other serious conditions.

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Exercise and Fitness

Tips and exercises to help you avoid ski and snowboard injuries

As ski resorts start opening for the winter, many of us are eager to hit the slopes. Make sure your body is ready to hopefully keep you injury-free this snow season.

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Healthy habits to help you prevent or manage your type 2 diabetes

Some risk factors for type 2 diabetes are out of our control, but there are a lot of factors that you can control. This includes the power to change our eating habits, physical activity, stress level, and more.

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5 things that can weaken your immune system

We are faced with choices every day that can affect our immune system. With the flu, COVID-19, and other illnesses trying to bring you down, make sure you do what you to help your body stay healthy.

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Children's Health

RSV in children: What parents need to know

RSV is making headlines recently as cases surge across the country. Our pediatricians have important information about RSV that parents should know to help protect their children.

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Children's Health

Does my child have ADHD or are they just being an energetic kid?

Kids tend to have lots of energy and can be easily distracted. As a parent, how do you know if your child's hyperactivity is actually a medical condition called ADHD? Our experts offer some guidance.

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Cancer Care

6 simple eating and exercise tips that can reduce your cancer risk

When it comes to diet and exercise, there are some things you can do to help lower your cancer risk. Our experts at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center offer you simple guidelines to follow.

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7 facts about the flu and why you should get a flu shot

While we've heard a lot about COVID-19 over the past couple years, the flu is still a serious illness. Our experts give facts about the flu and how you can get your flu shot.

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Cancer Care

Why it’s so important to get regular breast cancer screenings

About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer screenings are so important for early detection. Find out why you should get regular screenings and how to schedule your appointment.

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Exercise and Fitness

High-intensity workouts can help you get fit fast, but preparation is key

High-intensity fitness programs can build muscle and burn fat fast. However, they can also cause injuries if your body isn't properly prepared. Learn how to safely use these exercise programs to help you get fit.

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6 steps to help you prevent a fall

Falls can happen to anyone, but older adults are more at risk. The good news is that there are things you can do to stay balanced and on your feet. Check out these 6 steps to prevent falls.

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Mental Health

How to spot a concussion and what to do if you suspect a brain injury

Concussions and bran injuries are common in contact sports, but anyone who suffers a hit to the head, such as in a car crash, can experience them. Learn the signs of a concussion and when to get medical help.

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Diabetes: Types, symptoms, risk factors, and how you can get help

Diabetes is a fairly common condition in the U.S., and many people don't know they have it. Our registered dietitian explains diabetes, the risk factors, and ways to get help managing your diabetes.

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Children's Health

What causes acne, and how do I treat it?

Acne can begin showing up in the preteen and teen years and can last well into adulthood. Learn what causes pimples, blackheads, and cysts, and how to help clear up your skin.

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Acid reflux symptoms and treatments to help ease your heartburn

Millions of Americans experience heartburn, or acid reflux, at least once a month. About 10% of adults have daily symptoms. Check out what causes acid reflux and how you can help ease the burn.

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Children's Health

Breastfeeding benefits, latching tips and more for new parents

While breastfeeding can be a challenging time for new parents, there are many benefits to breastfeeding your newborn. Our experts answer questions about breastfeeding and offer helpful tips.

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Mental Health

How blue light affects your eyes, sleep, and health

Blue light from digital screens can have a number of long-term health effects, especially when it comes to sleep, eye strain, and age-related macular degeneration.

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Cancer Care

Lung cancer: What you should know and why you should get screened

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer in the U.S., but very few people get screened. Learn the risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and why you should be screened for lung cancer.

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At-home COVID test instructions, accuracy, and where to find one

As people return to traveling and large gatherings, at-home COVID-19 tests are growing in popularity. Learn how to correctly take an at-home test, where to get one, and more.

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Exercise and Fitness

Plantar fasciitis: How is it treated and who’s at risk?

Many of us have felt the pain of plantar fasciitis at some point in our lives. Find out what causes it and some treatments to get you out of pain.

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15 summer safety tips for people with breathing problems

Hot summer days and poor air quality can be hard for people breathing problems and lung conditions. Our experts offer 15 tips to deal with the poor air quality.

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Long COVID: 9 things we've learned about long haulers so far

Long haulers are people who have COVID-19 symptoms for weeks or months after infection. Since launching our Post-COVID-19 Clinic, see what we've learned about long COVID.

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At UC Davis Health, we aim to teach and lead people to live a healthy lifestyle. This blog is a user-friendly guide of tips for our community to cultivate health through all stages of life.

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