The holiday season is here! Spending time with family and friends, warming up next to the fireplace and eating lots of good food are just a few of things we are looking forward to. For many people it will also be time to start shopping for gifts (if you…More »
Posts by Eric Puffenbarger
This month, researchers announced a new diagnostic test that can help physicians predict teenagers’ future risk of developing heart disease. Researchers also looked at the effects of weight-loss surgery, the heart’s reliance on blood sugar, how the Affordable Care Act benefited low-income HIV patients in Virginia and the number…More »
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April is National Donate Life Month, and we featured a few blog posts about transplants and organ donation.
We dispelled some of the common misconceptions about organ donation with our Setting the Record Straight post and Organ & Tissue Donation infographic.
Also, discover the role of transplant…More »
A new research study from the UVA School of Medicine has found that young children who watch one to two hours of TV per day are much more likely to become overweight or obese than those who watch for less than an hour.
“We were interested to see that children…More »
February is National Heart Month. In addition to sharing your heart with your valentine, you should also take some time this month to learn more about the importance of having a healthy heart.
This entire month is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and prevention. Heart disease is the…More »
In December the blog featured posts about the holiday season with healthy tips, recipes and more. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and we wish you a very happy and healthy 2015!
Our healthy holiday tips featured many delicious recipes that were both healthy and satisfying and can…More »
Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA.
Jonathan R. Swanson, MD, is the medical director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and an assistant professor of pediatrics.
1. What did you want to…More »