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News & Events (Page 18)

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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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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Welcome
News & Events 5/20/2011

Welcome to UVA Health System’s blog. This blog is a place to share stories about our patients, our staff, our services and more. We’ll also share timely health tips for families and kids. And we’ll let you know about the lifesaving treatments we’re pioneering at UVA and the ways our…

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