What Is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

If you don't treat peripheral arterial disease, it can lead to gangrene, and you may even need to have the affected limb amputated. Listen to this week's podcast for information about PAD treatments. More »

UVA Doctors at Play: Get Fit and Stay Young

February is National Heart Month, and throughout the month we’re profiling some UVA doctors who embrace activities that keep them healthy and young at heart. Dr. Dacus plays sports to stay fit and have fun. More »

Menopause, Painful Sex, Weight Gain: Surviving Your 50s

Your 40s were stressful, and things aren't slowing down in your 50s. You might be dealing with menopause, sex issues or heart disease, and you need to be getting cancer screenings. More »

Hackensaw Boys Singer Treated for Vocal Polyps

At 18, David Sickmen started playing music and singing. He never planned on making music a career, but by age 30 he had formed The Hackensaw Boys, a hard-rocking bluegrass band based out of Charlottesville. After years of singing, Sickmen began to feel pain and noticed that his vocals were changing. More »

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Health in Your 40s: The Basics

When people talk about being “Over the hill,” that hill they’re talking about is the big 4 – 0. OK: So you’ve climbed it. Now what?

The key message for health in your 40s: Yes, a lot of things are changing. But don’t give up on your health; this is…

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What Is Sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis is a disease that begins with small lumps of inflammation, called granulomas, in your body. It can affect any part of your body, but usually the inflammation is in your lungs. Skin, eyes and other lymph nodes are also commonly affected.

Often, sarcoidosis clears up without treatment. Your…

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Be Healthy in Your 30s

As you age, your risk for certain health issues changes. We talked with Karl Clebak, MD, for his advice on things to keep an eye on during your 30s and tips to stay healthy throughout the coming years. Clebak is a primary care doctor who works at the UVA…

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Should You Get A Lung Cancer Screening?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, killing 158,040 people in the U.S. in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. But early detection and treatment improve your odds of survival. According to UVA pulmonologist Howard Malpass, MD, a 2011 study showed lung cancer screening via a low-dose CT scan of…

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