Author: Leigh Critzer Thraves
Posts by Leigh Critzer Thraves
Are you a runner looking for local races? We’ve rounded up all the upcoming races in the Charlottesville area benefitting the University of Virginia. Even if you're not a runner yet, there's plenty of time to train.
Pegasus, UVA's medical helicopter, transports ill and injured patients from all around the region. Read about the day Leigh spent with the Pegasus team.
Leigh has an old back injury, so when a coworker suggested they train for the Charlottesville 10-Miler together, she was nervous. Read about her visit to the UVA Speed Clinic and what she learned about her running mechanics.
Lately, the news seems full of never-ending mass casualty events. We never know when or where these events will happen, but that doesn’t mean we are helpless to prevent loss of life when they do. Learn the basic steps of bleeding control.
At-home genetic testing has made it easy to learn about our heritage and inherited health risks. Learn how it's similar to and different from clinical genetic testing as well as what you should know before having genetic testing done.
The new year is here and fitness resolutions are in full swing. Learn how to avoid soreness when beginning a new workout routine, plus how to know when soreness indicates something more serious.
After ten years working in finance, Holly Roach felt something was missing. She went back to school to become a nurse, and is now an assistant nurse manager in the UVA electrophysiology lab. Read about what inspired her to make the change, and what a typical day looks like now.
You’ve probably heard about the ketogenic diet before, but you probably didn't know variations of it can be used to treat epilepsy for patients whose seizures aren’t well managed with medication. Learn more about how it works.
Back-to-school time means kids are spreading germs around. Ann Morey, MD, discusses what she's seeing in the clinic this month.
You won't have to remember your pharmacy's hours when you pick up your prescriptions from UVA Pharmacy. It's the only 24-7 full retail pharmacy in the Charlottesville area.