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Monthly Roundup: Top Stories from July 2012
News & Events 7/31/2012

July is hot... And so are the stories on our blog. Stay cool by reading up on the posts you may have missed: [caption id="attachment_4415" align="alignright" width="281"] Jack Jordan of Staunton came down with whooping cough when he was 4 weeks old. Photo courtesy of Lauren Jordan.[/caption] Baby Jack vs.…

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Pushing the Neuroscience Envelope
News & Events 6/28/2012

Earlier this year, researchers made a breakthrough that could lead to a treatment for a devastating neurodevelopmental disease. [caption id="attachment_4288" align="alignright" width="300"] Neuroscience graduate program students look at the brain's relationship with the rest of the body.[/caption] They stopped the progression of Rett syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, using an…

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Giving Back: UVA Program Finds a Home for Unused Medical Supplies
News & Events 6/19/2012

Healthcare facilities produce a lot of waste. [caption id="attachment_4232" align="alignright" width="300"] Volunteers and UVA employees load supplies to be delivered to Ghana.[/caption] There’s medical waste like needles and used surgical gloves that needs to be disposed according to strict regulations. But there’s also other kinds of waste. Unused or outdated…

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‘Stealth Health’ at the Men’s Four Miler
News & Events 6/5/2012

Tim Gable was out of shape. The active and healthy lifestyle of his youth had given way to a desk job and much more sedentary existence, in general. He moved less. He gained weight. Running even short distances took serious effort. Unlike so many of his peers, however, Gable decided…

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Monthly Roundup: Top Stories from May 2012 video post
News & Events 5/31/2012

[caption id="attachment_4150" align="alignright" width="300"] Watch how to fit your child's bike helmet the right way.[/caption] May go by too fast? Here's a quick snapshot of stories you might have missed from UVA Health this past month: Smart phone doubles as an artificial pancreas It might sound like something from a…

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Stories from Rural Health Clinic To be Told on Stage Thursday
News & Events 4/17/2012

Every July, the UVA volunteers who spend 30 hours providing free healthcare in southwest Virginia leave with many stories, some tragic, some uplifting. Emergency room nurse Tim Cunningham has turned those stories into a powerful one-man play. Cunningham, according to a University of Virginia story, “conducted intimate, anonymous, one-on-one interviews…

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Advance Directives: Making Your Healthcare Decisions Now
News & Events 4/16/2012

As a patient, you have the right to make decisions about your healthcare. But what happens when you can’t make those decisions for yourself? What if you’re in a coma or you have a terminal illness? Will your family know what to do? Do you even want your family to…

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Alzheimer’s, a Growing Issue video post
News & Events 3/13/2012

The sixth leading cause of death in the United States. A disease becoming increasingly more common as other major diseases diminish. 5.4 million Americans have been affected, but still the cause and cure remain a mystery. This is the reality of Alzheimer’s. “Alzheimer’s is coming out a lot more now…

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We Have Blog Contest Winners!
News & Events 3/2/2012

Thank you for commenting during Heart Month! Two of our readers won great prizes! Laura I. Fekishazy: First prize, a $100 gift certificate to The Happy Cook in Charlottesville. Sherry Comer: Second prize, a $50 gift certificate to Sticks Kebob Shop in Charlottesville. We hope you all continue reading, enjoying…

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