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Get the latest health news from UVA hospital. Learn about current events, clinical trials, medical research taking place here in Charlottesville.

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A Dollar Makes a Difference
News & Events 8/8/2011

We’ve all seen them. Those cheerful red and yellow paper balloons that line the walls of some stores. When you’re paying at the grocery store or the drugstore, the cashier might ask if you’d like to buy one to help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. But did you know that in…

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Three Days, 1,300 Patients: The Remote Area Medical Clinic video post
News & Events 7/19/2011

Early Friday morning, hundreds of people will line up in the parking lot of a fairground in southwest Virginia, anxious to see a doctor or dentist as soon as possible. Nearby, 240 UVA volunteers will wake up in dorm rooms hundreds of miles from home, eager to provide free medical…

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UVA and HOPE: Partners in Cancer Care
News & Events 7/18/2011

Did you know UVA recently purchased a cancer care practice that provides treatment to patients in several surrounding communities? UVA HOPE Cancer Care (formerly Hematology Oncology Patient Enterprises) is a network of four practices providing treatment to patients in Charlottesville, Culpeper, Farmville and Fishersville. HOPE patients will continue to receive…

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Mini-Med School: No Studying or Tuition Required video post
News & Events 6/29/2011

When I was little, I dreamed about being a doctor or nurse and treated all my dolls’ ailments and illnesses with my toy medicine bag. However, a complete lack of ability and interest in high school chemistry led my parents and guidance counselors to gently point me down the liberal…

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How Radiation Therapy Works
News & Events 6/28/2011

Stan Benedict, PhD, director of Radiological Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Paul Read, MD, PhD, vice chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, contributed this post. [caption id="attachment_829" align="alignright" width="200"] The Varian TrueBeam can accurately deliver radiation to tumors that move as a patient breathes.[/caption] Some cancer…

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A New Kind of Operating Room for Heart Patients
News & Events 6/20/2011

More Options for Patients and Surgeons A new hybrid operating suite is improving the way we provide care to heart surgery patients at UVA. The high-tech suite offers: State-of-the-art imaging technology More space than a traditional operating room The flexibility to provide customized treatment to best serve patients’ needs The…

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New Guidelines for Patients Considering Weight Loss Surgery
News & Events 6/7/2011

Peter T. Hallowell, MD, a surgeon and the director of the bariatric program at UVA, contributed this post. Obesity has become an epidemic in America. More than a third of Americans are obese, meaning their weight could be hurting their health. Obesity increases the risk for chronic health conditions, including:…

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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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What People Are Saying
News & Events 5/27/2011

Check out these recent blog mentions about UVA Health: Waiting for a Transplant: A Philadelphia resident awaiting a liver transplant blogged about his experience visiting UVA's liver transplant team. "I have to tell you, I am really looking to get transplanted at UVA. I really liked these folks and I…

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