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Mindfulness for Caregivers: How the Helpers Get Helped (Part 2)
General Health 7/26/2012

Previously, I spoke with John Schorling, MD, who leads mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) classes for doctors and other care providers twice a year with the UVA Mindfulness Center. Here's my conversation with Laura Meyer, a caregiver in the community who took one of Dr. Schorling’s classes in April of 2011. What is…

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Mindfulness for Caregivers: How the Helpers Get Helped (Part 1)
General Health 7/24/2012

In January, we looked at several ways our hospital uses mindfulness and other integrative medicine methods to help patients heal. But patients also benefit when our doctors also learn to practice mindfulness - they give better care. To find out how this works, I spoke with both a mindfulness class…

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Zombies, Sports, Recovery and More: Summer Reading, Part II
General Health 6/15/2012

Need some beach reading? Yesterday, we gave you some ideas for books about parenting and eating healthy, books with a health focus that don’t read like a textbook. Today, we’ve got more recommendations, all from UVA doctors and staff. Sports “Walk On: Life from the End of the Bench” by…

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Summer Reading With a Healthcare Twist, Part 1
General Health 6/14/2012

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 kind…

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Gamma Knife Questions? Ask a Doctor – Specifically, Ask Dr. Sheehan

[caption id="attachment_1286" align="alignright" width="288"] Gamma Knife Center director Dr. Jason Sheehan[/caption] Brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), pituitary tumors. Brain surgery, which comes with risk of infection and damage, used to be the only chance you had for treatment. And if that surgery failed, you did not really have another option.…

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8 Great Ways to Keep Your Kids Fit During the Summer
General Health 8/5/2011

Who knew summer could be a health hazard? Yet it is: As Layla O’Leary, outreach coordinator of the UVA Children’s Fitness Clinic, explains, whether it’s the heat, camp costs, or safety reasons, many families find summer to be a “sneaky pitfall. ... While some kids do participate in camp and…

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