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Jennifer Stover

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Maternity Monday: All About Gestational Diabetes
Kids, Maternity Monday 4/20/2015

Gestational diabetes is a common condition that affects up to 10 percent of pregnant women. We talked to Annelee Boyle, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at UVA Health System to find out more about it. [caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignright" width="350"] Join us as we journey through preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond…

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Maternity Monday: Expecting the Unexpected — High-Risk Pregnancy
Kids, Maternity Monday 3/30/2015

Laura Aimone’s pregnancy was progressing along normally, although she did feel tired in her second trimester, which she didn’t expect. “I just kind of figured that’s what me being pregnant was,” she says. Her baby was measuring small, but doctors at University Physicians for Women at Northridge were monitoring it.…

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Toddler Keeps Dancing Despite Childhood Leukemia
Kids 5/20/2014

A diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) meant two and a half years of chemotherapy for little Anna Pitts. [caption id="attachment_8341" align="alignright" width="300"] Anna Pitts laughs with her big sister Grace.[/caption] Her parents Krissy and Rob knew UVA was a short drive away from their Free Union home. It was…

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Fish Facts 101
Nutrition, Prevention 1/10/2014

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 or…

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17 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress [VIDEO]
Prevention, Videos 11/19/2013

I love the holidays. I buy gifts for those less fortunate and enjoy celebrating with friends and family, and if I’m really lucky, there’s some snow. No stress. But now, I have twin infants, so I’m willing to bet the holidays are about to get a lot more hectic at…

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UVA Researchers Test Thigh Pads for NFL Players
News & Events 8/21/2013

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
People of UVA 5/28/2013

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
Kids 5/17/2013

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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