UVA Emergency Room Expansion Opening October 15 (Slideshow)

Everyone is curious about the entire UVA hospital expansion project. What does the emergency room interior look like? How different will it be for patients? Here’s everything you need to know.
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Kegels: The Lowdown on the Muscles Down Low

You've heard of them, you've probably even used them, but do you really know what Kegels are & why they matter? Get answers from our pelvic medicine expert Jennifer Dillman, NP.
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From Stress Eating to Bariatric Surgery: Angela Taylor’s New Lease on Life

Angela Taylor's struggles with weight management were compounded by tragic loss. Her endocrinologist recommended bariatric surgery. Read her story.
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Latest Posts

Does Your Child Need a Sleep Study?

Jackie and Chase Newton. Chase was treated for sleep apnea at UVA.

Does your child snore loudly? Did you know loud snoring is most often the result of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder for adults and children?

Sleep apnea is a condition marked by snoring and gasping for breath…

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Sickle Cell Anemia: Get the Facts

Kristen Burns, social worker for UVA’s Comprehensive Pediatric Sickle Cell Program, contributed this post.

June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day. The National Institutes of Health reports that approximately 80,000 Americans have this disease, and one in 500 African-Americans are born with it.

Every baby in Virginia is tested for…

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New Guidelines for Patients Considering Weight Loss Surgery

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:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer


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A Mid-Flight Rescue by a UVA Nurse

Jacque Griffin, RN

A 51-year-old man boards a plane with his wife for a well-deserved vacation. One hour later, his wife is yelling for a doctor. Miraculously, a trained nurse comes to the rescue and resuscitates the man to the cheers of passengers.

Sounds perfect for the big screen or a…

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Caring for Our Patients: It’s the Little Things

Chief Nursing Officer Lorna Facteau, RN, presents Fritz Angle, MD, and Debbie Romano, RN, with balloons for their efforts in caring for a young patient.

Sometimes it’s the little things that can mean so much: a warm smile, taking a few extra seconds, holding a door. They may seem small,…

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4 Steps to Sun Safety for Your Kids

“Sunscreen time!”

“I don’t want it!”
Sound familiar? Getting kids, whether toddlers or teenagers, to stand still long enough for you to adequately cover them with sunscreen can be a daunting task. But it’s a crucial one; children get most of their lifetime sun exposure before age 18. And since…

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Cancer Clinical Trials, Explained

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…

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What People Are Saying

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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Caring for Moms and Newborns

At UVA, we’re providing mother-baby-centered care to our moms and our littlest patients. With this approach, one nurse provides care for both the mother and baby (instead of the traditional approach where one nurse cares for mom and another nurse cares for baby).

Studies show there are benefits to this…

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