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April is STD Awareness Month
News & Events 4/22/2013

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 STD awareness. I do not expect to see a proclamation about STD Awareness Month gracing a…

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‘Superdrug’ Antibiotic Could Treat Deadly Gastrointestinal Infection C. Diff
News & Events 4/10/2013

A new antibiotic developed at UVA could treat deadly gastrointestinal infections. The antibiotic kills drug-resistant strains of Clostridium difficile (C. diff), which infects more than 400,000 people in the United States each year, without touching good bacteria. Research also shows it’s effective against other bacterial infections. Researchers next plan to…

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Coping With Stress in the Hospital: Social Workers at UVA
People of UVA 3/19/2013

A hospital stay can cause stress for patients and their families. Some are able to manage the stress on their own, but many often need help coping with illness, the changes that come with a diagnosis and finding community resources to help make the experience easier. That’s where social workers…

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Preventing Teen Pregnancy
Prevention 3/12/2013

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 teen pregnancy prevention. Most teens are healthy. Since they often do not need treatment for acute…

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Helping Patients Manage HIV Treatment With Smartphones
News & Events 2/26/2013

Newly diagnosed HIV patients in rural Virginia tend to miss appointments with UVA’s Ryan White Clinic. Why is that a problem? Because the missed time gives the virus a chance to worsen and increases the risk of spreading the virus. To combat this, UVA is starting a program that includes…

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Cholesterol: Let’s Talk Numbers
Prevention 2/5/2013

Did you know one-third of Americans have elevated cholesterol, and many don’t even realize it? There are no symptoms for high cholesterol, which causes buildup in the arteries and can lead to heart disease and heart attack. That’s why it’s important to know your numbers: Your cholesterol, triglycerides and blood…

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COPD: It’s an Often Deadly Condition, But There Is Relief
Prevention 1/24/2013

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It’s a progressive disease (that means it gets worse over time) that includes two main forms: Chronic bronchitis: A persistent, long-term cough that produces mucus Emphysema: The gradual destruction of the lung’s air sacs…

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All About Sleep (Plus a Giveaway)
General Health 1/10/2013

Sleep. We all need it. And chances are, you’ve had trouble getting it at some point in your life. This month, we’re exploring sleep — including how it affects your body and the conditions and factors that can cause poor sleep. Plus, we’ll have tips on how to get kids…

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