This blog has been created under the ownership and control of the UVA Health System. Its purpose is to share information about the UVA Health System that is of interest to our patients and the Central Virginia community, as well as encourage discussion related to healthcare and healthy lifestyles. We welcome and encourage your questions and comments but ask that you keep them on-topic and respectful of the guidelines noted below. All comments will be reviewed for content and relevancy, and the UVA Health System reserves the right to delete comments.
Any comments that threaten the safety of employees, patients or other individuals will be shared with Medical Center security and/or the appropriate police department for further investigation.
We cannot give medical advice on this blog. If you are seeking medical advice, please call the Medical Center at 434.924.3627 to schedule an appointment or call 911 if it is an emergency.
Never post any information about an identifiable individual patient. If you use your name and you reveal a relationship to a patient (for example, “my mother is a patient at UVA,”) this is information about an identifiable patient. We will delete user comments that contain information about identifiable patients.
Additionally, we reserve the right to delete comments that:
- Are off-topic or unrelated to the purpose of the blog
- Promote or advertise a commercial product
- Contain language that is profane, sexually explicit, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise offensive
- Contain copyrighted material or material that belongs to someone else
All comments on the blog will be moderated. Please be aware that your post may not show up on the blog for at least 48 hours. We appreciate your patience.