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Vim & Vigor: Robin Roberts, Pancreatic Cancer and Healthy Hearts

UVA pediatric nurse Delores Schrock spends time volunteering abroad. Read about it in Vim & Vigor.
UVA pediatric nurse Delores Schrock spends time volunteering abroad. Read about it in Vim & Vigor.

In 2012, Good Morning America anchorwoman Robin Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disease resulting from chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. Though bone marrow donors are few, especially for African-American women, Roberts could count on her sister for the life-saving donation.

Roberts’ full story is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of UVA’s family health magazine, Vim & Vigor. Check it out for stories about:

  • Getting tested for pancreatic cancer and new breakthroughs in the field
  • 10 steps to a healthier heart
  • At-home strength training for older adults
  • Adrian Chance, one of the few people to survive two cardiac arrests

Read the online version here.

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