Think about the support groups around you, the people you see and interact with most often. Your family and friends are the people you likely trust the most. But what about your coworkers? Would you trust them with your health? Ted M. Burns, MD, did, and he never once had…More »
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Denial and acceptance: two feelings Joe Thomas felt when he discovered he had a rare form of blood cancer called T-cell lymphoma. The local radio talk show host and program director for WCHV had noticed early warning signs but neglected to take a closer look. “I didn’t want it…More »
If you knew your stem cells could save another person’s life, would you Be The Match? The Be The Match® registry is the world’s largest and most diverse bone marrow donor registry, offering patients potential cures for immune disorders and blood cancers.
Molly and her non-related donor match, Sam Cato,…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.
Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH, is a thoracic surgeon and associate professor of surgery and public health sciences.
What did you want to be when you…More »
From the nationwide spread of the Ice Bucket Challenge to the heartbreak of Robin Williams’ death, we featured some hard-hitting stories this past month.
UVA neurologists take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
- We’ve all seen the videos, but do you really know what the challenge is for? Ted Burns, MD, works…
The past month we featured some remarkable and inspirational patient stories about rare conditions with big impacts:
Kathy Cundiff (center) and daughters Molly Winstead (left) and Emily Phillips
- Cathy Cundiff protects her health as well as that of her daughters – she is aware of the inherited disorder, Long QT Syndrome,…
Devon Hendricks, 33, enjoys nail polish, playing with her dog, and spending quality time with her boyfriend, Dennis. Throughout her life, she always experienced headaches, but her struggle to find out what caused them began six years ago.
What started as headaches soon grew into a more serious condition. Hendricks began…More »