Author: Eric Puffenbarger
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Are poinsettias toxic? What about mistletoe or holly? Get the facts about poisonous holiday plants and safety tips from Blue Ridge Poison Center experts.
Do you really need to get the flu vaccine every year? Get the answer to this question and more from a local UVA pediatrician, Susan Werner, MD.
Millions of Americans have hepatitis C, but most may not know it. How do you know if you’re one of them? Find out if you should get a hepatitis C screening.
If you go to a local high school, UVA or JMU sporting event, UVA sports medicine doctors will likely be there ready to help athletes if they get injured. Learn more about the care that this team provides and how it can benefit regular patients too.
Can you get poison ivy rash from dead plants? Are some people immune to getting the rash? Get answers to these questions and more in our poison ivy myths vs. facts.
Keep these survival tips in mind before heading out on your next outdoor adventure, especially if you plan to be out in a remote area.
It was a busy holiday season at the Health System. Take a look back at some of the ways we were able to celebrate with our patients, team members and the community.
Peanut butter is a staple in about 94% of households in the U.S. Find out if your peanut butter is healthy and what to look for on the nutrition labels.
How do you make healthy stuffing for the holidays while still making it taste great? Use these 5 tips to cut the calories and keep it tasting great.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and trauma-related hospital visits among older people and the numbers are on the rise. Get fall prevention tips to help keep you or your loved ones safe at home.