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One UVA Employee’s Kidney Transplant Story
Patient Stories 4/23/2012

Mike Miller was a healthy 23-year-old. He never got sick. But that all changed suddenly when what he thought was a routine illness put him on a decade-long journey that ended with a kidney transplant at UVA. Goodpasture’s Syndrome Miller thought he had a cold. But when he started coughing…

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Advance Directives: Making Your Healthcare Decisions Now
News & Events 4/16/2012

As a patient, you have the right to make decisions about your healthcare. But what happens when you can’t make those decisions for yourself? What if you’re in a coma or you have a terminal illness? Will your family know what to do? Do you even want your family to…

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Organ Donation: The Gift of Life
Patient Stories 4/12/2012

Eighteen people die each day because there aren’t enough organs available for those in need, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [caption id="attachment_3823" align="alignright" width="300"] Laurie Miller of Harrisonburg donated a kidney to a stranger in need.[/caption] Eighteen. And there are more than 100,000 people on…

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Aortic Aneurysm: Gender Differences
Prevention 4/10/2012

When it comes to conditions that affect the aorta — our body’s largest blood vessel — men and women are very different. [caption id="attachment_3488" align="alignright" width="272"] UVA vascular surgeons Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., MD, and Margaret “Megan” Tracci, MD, are researching and treating aortic aneurysms.[/caption] Being aware of these gender…

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Heart Tips You Can Use Now!
Prevention 3/20/2012

You asked for it! [caption id="attachment_3691" align="alignright" width="205"] Download this PDF to get 30 easy-to-follow heart tips![/caption] In February, we gave you a heart tip every day on the blog. Some of you asked it if would be possible to put all those tips into one easy-to-find location, so we…

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UVA Nurse-Turned-Massage-Therapist Offers Patients Relief from Cancer
People of UVA 3/6/2012

In January, we told you about the healing massage services at UVA Hope Cancer Care in Charlottesville. But did you know this service is also available at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center? [caption id="attachment_3602" align="alignright" width="203"] Dinah Pehrson-Day provides massage therapy for patients at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer…

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We Have Blog Contest Winners!
News & Events 3/2/2012

Thank you for commenting during Heart Month! Two of our readers won great prizes! Laura I. Fekishazy: First prize, a $100 gift certificate to The Happy Cook in Charlottesville. Sherry Comer: Second prize, a $50 gift certificate to Sticks Kebob Shop in Charlottesville. We hope you all continue reading, enjoying…

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Heart Month Tip 29: The Replacements
Nutrition, Prevention 2/29/2012

Try out these alternatives when you’re cooking dinner: [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] When baking brownies or a cake, use applesauce instead of oil. If the recipe calls for ¼ cup of oil, just use ¼ cup of no sugar-added applesauce. Try switching from coffee to green tea.…

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Heart Month Tip 26: Try a New Sport
Prevention 2/26/2012

Don’t assume you’re too old or too out of shape to play a sport. Many communities have robust adult soccer leagues, martial arts, dance and winter sports such as ice skating and hockey. If you’re in Charlottesville, check out: Soccer Association of Charlottesville Albemarle’s adult leagues

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Heart Month Tip 24: Rope Your Coworkers In
Nutrition, Prevention 2/24/2012

We happen to work in an office of people who like to cook – and share the tasty results. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Talk about working in a danger zone for dieting or eating healthy. Stop the madness! Make it a point today to talk to your…

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