Author: Jen Mediano
Posts by Jen Mediano
UVA is the only hospital in the area that provides forensics services. Jeanne Parrish and her team can provide medical care and collect evidence in instances of child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
UVA forensic nurse examiners provide medical care, support and evidence collection in incidents of assault, including physical and sexual abuse of children. If you suspect child abuse, contact Child Protective Services.
If you experience sexual assault in Charlottesville or in the surrounding area, our emergency department provides medical care and evidence collection by a forensic nurse examiner. Find out about how we collect evidence and why it's so important to seek medical care immediately after sexual assault.
Jennifer Kirby, MD, talks about the many factors that go into weight loss, setpoints and how to maintain a healthy weight.
If you've had chickenpox, you can develop shingles. Fortunately, there's a vaccine that can prevent it. Antivirals can effectively treat shingles if you seek treatment within 48 hours of the rash appearing.
Heart disease depends on a number of factors, but metabolic syndrome refers to five measures that are commonly seen in patients who are likely to have a stroke, a heart attack or coronary artery disease. Find out if you're at risk.
Flu season runs from October to May. The flu shot is the best way to avoid getting the flu. Get vaccinated at your local pharmacy, UVA pharmacies, your doctor's office or your local department of health.
Historical collections librarians not only maintain historical documents and expand our history of medicine collection, they help document and create systems to preserve institutional knowledge at UVA Health System.
How much of your brain do you need to live? Why do bug bites get puffy? A UVA pediatrician answers these and other pressing questions from an eight-year-old.
From seasonal allergies and bug bites to flu shots and school wellness visits, the Germwatch series lets you know what health issues are going around in your community.