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A cancer survivor. A heart attack victim. Pediatric patients. Be inspired by medical stories from ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary challenges. Hear about the health problems and transformations of our patients.

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A Terminal Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Diagnosis [VIDEO] video post
Patient Stories, Videos 9/25/2014

Luck was not on Jim Bryant’s side. He was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare blood cancer that accounts for only about five percent of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Although mantle cell lymphoma is most common in men over 60, and Bryant fell into that category, he was still told he…

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Monthly Roundup: August 2014
Patient Stories 9/8/2014

From the nationwide spread of the Ice Bucket Challenge to the heartbreak of Robin Williams’ death, we featured some hard-hitting stories this past month. [caption id="attachment_8713" align="alignright" width="300"] UVA neurologists take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.[/caption] We’ve all seen the videos, but do you really know what the challenge is…

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Monthly Roundup: July 2014
Patient Stories 8/6/2014

The past month we featured some remarkable and inspirational patient stories about rare conditions with big impacts: [caption id="attachment_8516" align="alignright" width="300"] Kathy Cundiff (center) and daughters Molly Winstead (left) and Emily Phillips[/caption] Cathy Cundiff protects her health as well as that of her daughters – she is aware of the…

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Pseudotumor Cerebri: A Diagnosis That Helped Devon Hendricks Regain Her Life
Patient Stories 7/30/2014

Devon Hendricks, 33, enjoys nail polish, playing with her dog, and spending quality time with her boyfriend, Dennis. Throughout her life, she always experienced headaches, but her struggle to find out what caused them began six years ago. [caption id="attachment_8558" align="alignright" width="300"] Devon Hendricks[/caption] What started as headaches soon grew into a…

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Brugada Syndrome: A Dangerous Family Trait
Patient Stories 7/17/2014

This is the second story in a two-part series about genetic heart rhythm disorders. Yesterday, we told you about how genetic testing gave a family answers after a tragedy. Adrian Chance, 40, has always been the picture of health. He’s a former high school football star and works as a…

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