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Anthrax: A New Discovery
News & Events 10/18/2012

Anthrax. It’s one of those words that immediately sends chills up your spine when you see it in a news headline or hear it mentioned on the radio. Today’s mention of the deadly bacteria also, at first glance, seems a little chilling: UVA researchers have found that anthrax spores actually…

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Why Does Our Blog Look Different?
News & Events 10/15/2012

We’re making some changes to the blog this month to improve navigation, encourage your participation and expand content. We’ve already made changes to the sidebar, and new pages and menu links are on the way, with completion scheduled for Nov. 1. The biggest additions to our blog will be a…

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Monthly Roundup: Myths and Facts, Sept 2012
News & Events 10/3/2012

September was all about myths vs. facts when it comes to: [caption id="attachment_4677" align="alignright" width="400"] Tanya Smith gives a young patient a book as part of the Augusta Pediatrics Reach Out and Read Program.[/caption] High cholesterol, which can be a silent killer Flu vaccines, why it matters more than you…

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Monthly Roundup: Top Stories from August 2012
News & Events 9/7/2012

We spent this month on the blog... [caption id="attachment_4512" align="alignright" width="400"] UVA heart patient Sydney Davis, right, with her big big sister Aubrey at their home in Richmond, Va.[/caption] Answering these questions: Meat labels: What do they mean, which should you choose for your health? Iliac aneurysms: What are they,…

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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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