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Fox 19: Optimize your well-being

October 15, 2020

Sian Cotton, PhD, director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, and UC family medicine professor, spoke with Fox 19 about using mindfulness techniques to cope in the midst of a stressful COVID-19 impacted world. Cotton explains how a mindfulness practice can help increase our focus and reduce our ability to not waste time. To be focused in the moment allows us to attend to the task at hand and get the job done with time to enjoy life, explains Cotton.

Fox 19: UC students commended for their actions, safety to keep...

October 9, 2020

Chris Lewis, MD, vice provost for academic affairs at UC, spoke with a reporter from Fox 19 about an increase in COVID-19 cases on the UC campus. Lewis was able to provide some context. "Considering we have a campus of 46,000 students plus and 12,000 plus faculty and staff, I would say that’s darn good,” explained Lewis, also an assistant professor of family medicine in the UC College of Medicine and a UC Health physician. Since the pandemic began, the university says it has had 585 total positive COVID-19 cases. 567 of those cases were among the students while 18 were employees. But a recent rise in cases shows 184 infected students live on-campus and 383 who do not. “We’ve seen a little bit of a pattern of a mid-week spike that we attribute to likely events, you know, off-campus on the weekends," explained Lewis. "People just tend to be more social.”

Fox 19: Battling diabetes on a budget in the midst of a pandemic

September 29, 2020

About 34 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. It is the seventh leading cause of death in our nation. Individuals with uncontrolled diabetes are among the groups most at risk of experiencing severe reactions to COVID-19. The pandemic has forced businesses to close or lay off employees impacting the ability of families to make their incomes cover housing, food and medicine. How can families continue to make healthy options when some are limited to shopping at a nearby dollar store?

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