Skip to main content UVA Health logo of UVA Health
Healthy Balance

Podcasts (Page 6)

Learn about the latest developments in healthcare, new medical treatments and more, listening to doctor interviews from your phone, laptop, or in your car.

Carpal tunnel treatments range from vitamin B6 to surgery.
Carpal Tunnel Treatments

You wake up in the middle of the night with that tingly pins-and-needles feeling in your hand, like you were sleeping on it. Or maybe while you're doing computer work, you've noticed some wrist pain or numbness in your fingers. It might go away, but, over time, it becomes more…

Toddler refusing to eat
Helping Children with Feeding Problems
Kids, Podcasts 11/17/2015

When we think of kids refusing to eat, we often think of the typical picky eater who wants candy, not vegetables. Or a toddler who suddenly shuns a favorite food. But for babies, toddlers and kids who were born prematurely, have birth defects or autism, feeding problems can go beyond that. They…

Parkinson's disease treatment can help relieve tremors.
Parkinson’s Disease Treatment (Podcast Tuesday)

Up to one million Americans have Parkinson's disease. According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, that's more than the combined number of people suffering from ALS, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. It tends to affect people who are over 60. You can inherit Parkinson's disease. However, even if a close relative…

placeholder image
Treating Childhood Asthma (Podcast Tuesday)
Kids, Podcasts 11/3/2015

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in kids. When kids who have it are exposed to triggers, such as the falling leaves that are everywhere in Charlottesville right now, their airways become inflamed, the muscles tighten and they produce more mucus. This makes it hard for air to go…

Living Liver Transplant: How It Works (Podcast Tuesday)
General Health, Podcasts 10/20/2015

About 17,000 adults and children in the U.S. are waiting for a liver donation, according to the American Liver Foundation, and some will die before they get one. However, they can increase their odds by asking friends and family members to consider a living donation. [caption id="attachment_10838" align="alignright" width="350"] Liver transplant surgeon…

car seat safety
Car Seat Safety (Podcast Tuesday)
Kids, Podcasts 10/6/2015

Some of my favorite memories involve riding around in my dad's red Honda, listening to the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac. I was a tiny little girl — literally not even on the growth charts at one point — but as far back as I can remember, I sat in the passenger seat next…

Aortic dissection can cause tearing chest pain or back & abdominal pain.
What’s Aortic Dissection? (Podcast Tuesday)

Aortic dissection almost sounds like some kind of surgery, but it's actually a life-threatening condition. The aorta, the largest blood vessel in your body, can develop a tear in its inner layer, and blood gets into the tear. Depending on what part of the aorta is involved, you may need…

Subscribe for Updates

Get stories & health tips every week