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Patient Stories (Page 13)

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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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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Long QT Syndrome: Family Turns Tragedy Into Triumph
Patient Stories 7/16/2014

Kathy Cundiff loves the waves of the ocean, especially since she was raised on the coast of Virginia. Now that she is a mother of two in Culpeper, she is focused on waves of a different kind — the electrical waves of her heart. Doing so just may have saved her…

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Tennis Elbow: To Operate or Not, That is the Question
Patient Stories 7/2/2014

Angelo Dacus, MD, is upfront with his patient, Lisa Green. [caption id="attachment_8257" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Dacus works at the UVA Hand Center, as an expert orthopedic surgeon.[/caption] “Most of the time these can heal with therapy, a splint, rest. “ He nods at her elbow, which she holds, in pain.…

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Poetry Friday: Untitled, by Bonnie Carey
Patient Stories 6/13/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category II: How Sick Did You Get? Untitled By Bonnie Carey The worst ailment that on me befell Was an abdominal cyst that did swell Of alarming surprise Was its Guinness…

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