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The Four Miler: 3,500 Strong for Breast Care
News & Events 8/31/2011

For many, Labor Day weekend is a chance to relax by the pool one last time as summer winds down. But 3,500 Charlottesville-area women have a mission this year. They’ll be running or walking the Women’s Four Miler Saturday morning to raise money for UVA’s breast care program. The Four…

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Plate or Pyramid? You Tell Us!
News & Events 8/24/2011

Which one's easier? Or does it even matter? [caption id="attachment_1354" align="alignright" width="300"] Images courtesy USDA[/caption] The USDA announced a couple of months ago that it’ll be doing away with the food pyramid, which was divided to show us how many servings of each food group we need in a day.…

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Be Social with Us
News & Events 8/16/2011

Do you like us? Since you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing you do, or at least, you’d like to like us. You’re a UVA employee or a patient or the relative of a patient. Or maybe you’re one of the 8 in 10 internet users who looks for health information…

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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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