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Amy Sarah came to web communications by way of a master of fine arts in poetry from George Mason University. Amy Sarah applied her creative talents to working with several nonprofits to organize and present their content with the user experience in mind. Whether blogging, consulting or developing SEO tactics, Amy Sarah blends the artistic with the analytical to infuse every project with fresh vision. Her daily work at UVA Health System includes online advertising, Google Analytics, editing and reputation management.

Posts by Amy Sarah Marshall

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Uterine Fibroids: A New Approach
General Health 11/16/2012

Like many women, my mother faced few options when it came to her constant abdominal pain. After several years of heavy bleeding and cramping, the doctors threw their hands in the air. While she was in her late 30s, well before menopause, my mother underwent a full hysterectomy. [caption id="attachment_5251"…

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Monthly Roundup: October 2012
News & Events 11/6/2012

Did you notice? In October, we made changes to the look and feel of the blog — including adding a page of videos on a range of healthcare issues. We also brought you stories about: Sports medicine on the football field A new program improving care for the seriously ill…

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Anthrax: A New Discovery
News & Events 10/18/2012

Anthrax. It’s one of those words that immediately sends chills up your spine when you see it in a news headline or hear it mentioned on the radio. Today’s mention of the deadly bacteria also, at first glance, seems a little chilling: UVA researchers have found that anthrax spores actually…

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Monthly Roundup: Myths and Facts, Sept 2012
News & Events 10/3/2012

September was all about myths vs. facts when it comes to: [caption id="attachment_4677" align="alignright" width="400"] Tanya Smith gives a young patient a book as part of the Augusta Pediatrics Reach Out and Read Program.[/caption] High cholesterol, which can be a silent killer Flu vaccines, why it matters more than you…

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Monthly Roundup: Top Stories from August 2012
News & Events 9/7/2012

We spent this month on the blog... [caption id="attachment_4512" align="alignright" width="400"] UVA heart patient Sydney Davis, right, with her big big sister Aubrey at their home in Richmond, Va.[/caption] Answering these questions: Meat labels: What do they mean, which should you choose for your health? Iliac aneurysms: What are they,…

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Recipe Review Thursday: Banana Mousse
Nutrition, Prevention 9/6/2012

We’re trying new heart-healthy recipes every month and will share the results with you. All recipes are from Club Red, UVA’s heart health club for women. [caption id="attachment_4625" align="alignright" width="337"] A healthy dessert that's easy to make and tastes like banana pudding.[/caption] Banana Mousse With four kids in the house, there's…

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UVA Hand Center: A Visit With Dr. Chhabra
People of UVA 8/22/2012

The place is lovely. With a flat-screen TV, stylish yet comfortable chairs and gorgeous art on the walls, the UVA Hand Center lobby feels more like a contemporary living room than a waiting room. When I meet Bobby Chhabra, MD, the co-director of the center, he explains the origins of…

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Monthly Roundup: Top Stories from July 2012
News & Events 7/31/2012

July is hot... And so are the stories on our blog. Stay cool by reading up on the posts you may have missed: [caption id="attachment_4415" align="alignright" width="281"] Jack Jordan of Staunton came down with whooping cough when he was 4 weeks old. Photo courtesy of Lauren Jordan.[/caption] Baby Jack vs.…

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Mindfulness for Caregivers: How the Helpers Get Helped (Part 2)
General Health 7/26/2012

Previously, I spoke with John Schorling, MD, who leads mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) classes for doctors and other care providers twice a year with the UVA Mindfulness Center. Here's my conversation with Laura Meyer, a caregiver in the community who took one of Dr. Schorling’s classes in April of 2011. What is…

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