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A UT Health Austin dietitian advises practicing outdoor food safety during hot summer days to protect you and your loved ones.

Nutrition Surgery Jul 12, 2021

The most common reasons for readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge from a surgical procedure are gastrointestinal complications, surgical infections, and malnutrition. Find out how perioperative nutrition interventions can help optimize a patient’s overall nutritional status before, during, and after surgery, which not only reduces risk for postoperative complications, but also improves patient outcomes and overall quality of life.

UT Health Austin bone health expert J. Mica Guzman, MD, MS, DABFM, CAQSM, discusses how maintaining your bone health throughout your life can help prevent a variety of health conditions, including osteoporosis, osteopenia, fragility fractures, and stress fractures as well as other forms of bone loss that may occur as you age.

UT Health Austin registered dietitian Krystle Zuniga, PhD, RD, LD, shares 7 tips for committing to a healthier lifestyle.

UT Health Austin dietitian Krystal Zuniga, PhD, RD, LD, shares tips for setting and achieving healthier eating goals and reminds us that no goal is too small.

General Health Nutrition May 18, 2020

UT Health Austin registered dietitian Krystle Zuniga, PhD, RD, LD, shares tips on how best to support and strengthen your immune system.

Having to self-quarantine and practice social distancing has created disruptions to our daily routines that can impact our healthy eating habits. UT Health Austin dietitian Krystle Zuniga, PhD, RD, LD, is here to offer tips on how to maintain a healthy diet as you continue to navigate this new normal.

Cancer Nutrition Oct 2, 2019

The more research surrounding the impact of diet on the risk of developing cancer improves and evolves, the more we know about the power you have to take your health into your own hands through the food you eat, and that’s something to get excited about.

Nutrition Apr 8, 2019

Summer can be tough on your skin. With increased sun exposure, time spent outside, sweat, and the occasional sugary snowcone, you’ll want to take extra steps to ensure your skin is as healthy and glowing as it can be this summer!

Nutrition Sep 14, 2018

Diet trends and fads seem to come and go and we still have a hard time losing weight. So what’s the catch, is there something we are missing, is there really a secret? UT Health Austin dietitian talks about diet trends and carbs, whether they are good or bad for you.

Nutrition Orthopedics Mar 21, 2018

You shouldn’t have to let joint and muscle pain hold you back from doing what you love this season. To ensure you are able get the most out of the nice weather and your fitness programs, we talked with our experienced orthopedic physicians about the best approach to protecting your joints while being active.

Neurosciences Nutrition Feb 12, 2018

Once known as the food of the gods, chocolate is more than just a rich flavorful treat, it has long been renowned for its purported medicinal benefits as well. Recent studies have explored the connection between chocolate (more specifically cocoa flavanols, which act as antioxidants) and heart disease, mood, behavior and cognition.