Author: Jennifer Stover

Posts by Jennifer Stover

Toddler Keeps Dancing Despite Childhood Leukemia

A diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) meant two and a half years of chemotherapy for little Anna Pitts.

Anna Pitts laughs with her big sister Grace.

Her parents Krissy and Rob knew UVA was a short drive away from their Free Union home. It was there they met Anna’s doctor…

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Fish Facts 101

I love fish. When I was a kid, I preferred the Filet-O-Fish to anything offered in the Happy Meal. These days, my tastes have matured. I’m always on the lookout for healthy, sustainable fish options, but choosing fish is often confusing. Which fish is safest? Should I eat farmed…

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UVA Researchers Test Thigh Pads for NFL Players

UVA’s biomechanical researchers recently tested thigh pads for the National Football League to see how well the pads protect players from injuries.

The NFL has a new rule for the 2013 season that mandates all players wear thigh pads, so UVA’s researchers tested 82 pads in all by simulating hits…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Dr. Binit Shah

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA.

You in one sentence:
I’m Binit B. Shah, MD, and I am a movement disorders neurologist, which means I specialize in diagnosis…

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Teens and Mental Health

Mary A. Sullivan coordinates community advocacy, education and outreach efforts for the Teen Health Center. She’s provided health education to local students and parents for over 20 years. Here she shares her thoughts about teens and mental health.

The transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescence, is enormously significant. Physical, cognitive…

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