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Summer Reading with a Healthcare Twist, Part 1

In this two-part series, we’ll cover books on parenting, sports injuries, psychology, healing, aging and more.

It’s that time of year when summer reading lists pop up as abundantly as the mosquitoes; this year, we decided to add ours to the fray. To give our book recommendations a different…

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Family’s Cancer Battle Inspires Teen to Study Nursing

Darcy Alimenti spent much of her teen years watching her mother and brother fight cancer.

Darcy Alimenti (left) helps a visitor during her volunteer shift in UVA’s emergency room.

First, her older brother was diagnosed with leukemia during her freshman year of high school.

She visited him when he stayed overnight at…

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Tackling a Weight Problem with Bariatric Surgery

Mary and Bob Brittain with their grandson

The birth of their first grandchild nearly three years ago inspired Bob and Mary Brittain of Lake Monticello, Va., to get healthy.

The couple, both retired from the U.S. Air Force, were overweight with accompanying health problems: high blood pressure and arthritis for Bob;…

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