Author: Leigh Critzer Thraves
Leigh is a native of Charlottesville, Va., and joined the UVA Health System in 2017 as digital campaign strategist. Leigh received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mary Washington, where she studied business administration and marketing. Outside of work, she enjoys playing with her dogs, gardening, yoga and working on DIY home projects with her husband.
Posts by Leigh Critzer Thraves
5 Tips for Managing Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic
During times of crisis, we all may have moments of feeling overwhelmed or wondering what we should do next. Fortunately, there are things that we can do to help ourselves manage our stress and anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak. Try these 5 tips.
Aging Parents: What Adult Children Should Watch For
The holidays can be a great reason to travel home and see family. For the adult children of aging parents, though, those trips can carry extra stress: a chance to see how Mom and Dad are doing at home. Learn what to watch for.
The “Angelina Effect”: Elective Double Mastectomy
Genetic mutations can give some women a greater than 70% chance of developing breast cancer. Learn why some women, including Angelina Jolie choose to have a double mastectomy to reduce that chance.
The Zantac Recall: What to Do if You Take Ranitidine
Last month, the FDA issued a recall for Zantac, and many retailers have pulled the product from their shelves. So, what should you do if you’re one of the millions of Americans that take this drug for ulcers or heartburn? John Davison, MD, weighs in with all the details.
Debunking Delayed Vaccine Schedules
Myth or fact: delayed vaccine schedules are safer than the typical vaccine schedule. Take a look at the facts, and check out our infographic about vaccines by age.