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Amy-Sarah, lead content manager, 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 includes content strategy, editorial direction, and managing digital platforms.

Posts by Amy-Sarah Marshall

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Full Moon Rising: An Investigation of a Myth
News & Events 9/8/2011

“Things get crazy when it’s a full moon.” I’m sure you’ve heard it before – full moons fill hospitals: more babies are born, more people visit the emergency room. It’s the kind of conventional wisdom people talk about with unquestioned conviction – and have for years. Lunacy derives from the…

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Gamma Knife Questions? Ask a Doctor – Specifically, Ask Dr. Sheehan

[caption id="attachment_1286" align="alignright" width="288"] Gamma Knife Center director Dr. Jason Sheehan[/caption] Brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), pituitary tumors. Brain surgery, which comes with risk of infection and damage, used to be the only chance you had for treatment. And if that surgery failed, you did not really have another option.…

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Breastfeeding in the NICU
Kids 8/18/2011

Breastfeeding Challenges When I had my first child, I had no idea that breastfeeding would take work. Like most babies born at or after their due date, my newborn daughter was equipped with the instincts and energy necessary to nurse. But first I had to cue those innate responses –…

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8 Great Ways to Keep Your Kids Fit During the Summer
General Health 8/5/2011

Who knew summer could be a health hazard? Yet it is: As Layla O’Leary, outreach coordinator of the UVA Children’s Fitness Clinic, explains, whether it’s the heat, camp costs, or safety reasons, many families find summer to be a “sneaky pitfall. ... While some kids do participate in camp and…

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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: A Lifesaving Treatment
Patient Stories 7/19/2011

[caption id="attachment_868" align="alignright" width="199"] Gamma Knife surgery treated Kay Brockwell's brain tumor.[/caption] When Kay Brockwell of Altavista, Va., received the diagnoses of brain cancer last summer, her body had already been through the mill – twice. In 2006, she was operated on for ovarian and colon cancers, followed by weeks…

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4 Steps to Sun Safety for Your Kids
Kids, Prevention 6/1/2011

"Sunscreen time!" "I don't want it!" Sound familiar? Getting kids, whether toddlers or teenagers, to stand still long enough for you to adequately cover them with sunscreen can be a daunting task. But it's a crucial one; children get most of their lifetime sun exposure before age 18. And since…

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What People Are Saying
News & Events 5/27/2011

Check out these recent blog mentions about UVA Health: Waiting for a Transplant: A Philadelphia resident awaiting a liver transplant blogged about his experience visiting UVA's liver transplant team. "I have to tell you, I am really looking to get transplanted at UVA. I really liked these folks and I…

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