Author: Amy Sarah Marshall
Posts by Amy Sarah Marshall
The ink used in tattoos can have heavy metals and other cancer-causing toxins. Ryan Smith, MD, discusses some of the risks you should know before getting a tattoo.
Health disparities in Charlottesville occur due to racism, poverty, food insecurity. Learn about PIECES Iris, a new community collaboration to meet these needs & improve health.
What's hurting us most? UVA experts explain the relationship between wellness and factors of race, food, and class. Find out which social determinants of health most impact the health of our community here in the Charlottesville area.
STDs on the rise - chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea - can cause tragedies. What's the cause? Who's at risk? Should you get tested? Infectious disease expert Patrick Jackson, MD, explains.
LGBTQ people often face or fear bias when seeing the doctor. So they don't go, even though they're at high risk for obesity, heart disease, and other stress-related conditions. Providers describe what they're doing to make UVA a safe space to get care.
You've heard of them, you've probably even used them, but do you really know what Kegels are & why they matter? Get answers from our pelvic medicine expert Jennifer Dillman, NP.
Popcorn lung: It sounds delicious, but it's actually an incurable lung disease. Find out why you should watch what you eat, breathe, and vape, too. Two lung doctors tell the story - and explain the risks.
These two emergency experts have spent years rescuing people from pools, floods, rivers, lakes. Read their stories & learn how to avoid drowning.
Summer's here: Ice cream season. But 3 months of sugar and fat can put on the pounds and hurt your health. Here's insights from registered dietician Katherine Basbaum plus 5 easy, delicious ice cream hacks that won't ruin your diet.
Elderly depression increases health risks & mortality rates, but not always for obvious reasons. Geriatric psychiatrist Meredith Lee, DO, explains how to prevent loneliness in older adults - and prepare for your own mental health as you age.