///Spotlight on Health – December
Spotlight on Health – December 2017-01-28T09:37:34-05:00

Christmas Resources at UAMS
Have you been decking the halls? The holiday season is upon us, and every store you enter is trimmed with trees and decorations. The coming weeks will be full of decorating, holiday parties, gift exchanging and planning meals. It seems that everywhere we turn during the month of December, we are reminded that the holidays are upon us.

While it can be the most wonderful time of the year, the month of December can also prove to be extremely stressful. Whether we are worried about buying gifts or how we can manage to spend time with some of our relatives, the holiday season can be overwhelming. At UAMS, we want to help you this month by giving you plenty of healthy tips and suggestions so that you can stay healthy and happy this holiday season.

Living Healthy Newsletters

It’s the time of year when you want to watch what you eat, but you also don’t want to miss out on all the delicious holiday treats. It’s easy to think that you can overindulge since you only get to eat some of these foods once a year. We want to help you know how to avoid packing on the holiday pounds.

We also know that the holiday season can be overwhelming with plenty of events. Your to-do list can double overnight, and it can seem like you never get to cross anything off. In our Living Healthy newsletters, we want to provide plenty of healthy tips and advice for whatever situation or condition you may be facing.

In our Living Healthy Newsletters we want to provide plenty of healthy tips and advice for whatever situation or condition you may be facing.

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During the holidays we not only like to enjoy our favorite main course dishes, but it’s also a time to enjoy some sweet treats. Do you have a weakness for desserts but want to try to eat healthier? Try some of our healthy dessert recipes. Your family might enjoy these chocolate brownies, fruit salad or oatmeal cookies

Looking for more healthy recipes? Visit our health library, which will provide you with recipes to prepare many full meals that meets most dietary needs.  See our library

Health Tips
Eating During the Holidays
You’ve lost track of how many chocolate chips you’ve eaten, and the holiday snack cakes and chocolates are calling your name. With more celebrations to come, your opportunities to overeat and overindulge aren’t over yet.

It’s easy to fill up during the holidays and add on a few extra pounds, but we want to help you eat healthy during the holidays while still enjoying the foods you love. You shouldn’t deny yourself the occasional treat. It’s not a matter of what you eat as much as how much you eat.

To learn how to indulge without overindulging, see our article on eating healthy this holiday season.

PodcastPodcast – Here’s to Your Health

With Thanksgiving already behind us in 2010, the holiday season is in full swing. From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice for your health. Most people have their minds on dozens of things this time of year, and it’s easy to get so caught up in the events that you miss spending time just enjoying the holiday season with friends and family. For tips and information on having a successful holiday season, listen to this podcast.

Interested in hearing more Here’s to Your Health podcasts? Visit our Here’s to Your Health Archive today!

Patient Story

After receiving the all clear for her son, Caleb, to leave the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences neonatal intensive care unit, Heather Baker was nervous.

Although she’s a registered nurse, she doesn’t work with newborns. And as a new mom she wasn’t sure about the transition to life without the 24-hour expert care and all the sophisticated monitoring devices.

Read Heather’s story.