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Megan Rowe (Page 38)

Megan is the blog editor and manages the Health System’s other social media accounts. She graduated from Virginia Tech and dabbled in newspapers before coming to work at UVA 11 years ago, where she decided to try a new microblogging site called Twitter. When Megan’s not on Facebook or Pinterest, she’s usually figure skating, running, reading or parenting her two cats.

Posts by Megan Rowe

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Improving Men’s Health Through Competition
Exercise 6/9/2011

The urology department began the Men’s Four Miler in 2004 when the physicians realized that the men they were treating for prostate cancer were, in fact, more likely to die from heart disease than their cancer.

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Sickle Cell Anemia: Get the Facts
Kids 6/8/2011

Kristen Burns, social worker for UVA's Comprehensive Pediatric Sickle Cell Program, contributed this post. June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day. The National Institutes of Health reports that approximately 80,000 Americans have this disease, and one in 500 African-Americans are born with it. Every baby in Virginia is tested for…

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Cancer Clinical Trials, Explained
News & Events 5/31/2011

Paula Fracasso, MD, PhD, deputy director of our Cancer Center and a board-certified medical oncologist, contributed this post. Cancer touches everyone. If you haven’t had it, the chances are high that a close family member or friend has - 1.5 million adults are diagnosed with cancer each year, and 40…

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Heart Failure: Are You At Risk? video post
Prevention 5/24/2011

Tony was only 53. But he was often short of breath and too tired to play with his kids or enjoy golf. We often think heart failure only happens to older people, but younger adults like Tony with other (sometimes undiagnosed) heart conditions or other risk factors can also develop…

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