Plant-Based Burgers and Meat: Are They Healthy?

Plant-Based Burgers and Meat: Are They Healthy?

Plant-based burgers and meat are still one of the top trending food items. But, is eating plant-based burgers instead of the real thing really good for you? Registered dietician Katherine Basbaum gives some insight.
Infographic: Hidden Sugars – Unexpected Sugars in What You Eat and Drink

Infographic: Hidden Sugars – Unexpected Sugars in What You Eat and Drink

Food labels don’t currently distinguish between added sugar and natural sugar. It takes more work for people to read labels and find these hidden sugars.
Terry Tigner’s Weight Loss Surgery: A Stubborn Candidate Finds Her Way

Terry Tigner’s Weight Loss Surgery: A Stubborn Candidate Finds Her Way

Terry Tigner knew she needed to lose weight, but weight loss surgery wasn't part of her plan. Her friend Angela Taylor and the UVA bariatrics team provided the support and encouragement needed to take the first step.

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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…

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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…

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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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Get Exercise, Help Kids

“Run 10 miles? Are you kidding me?”

If that’s your response to some of the local races, you’re not alone. Charlottesville has an almost overwhelming number of walks and runs that raise…

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Heart Failure: Are You At Risk?

Tony was only 53. But he was often short of breath and too tired to play with his kids or enjoy golf. We often think heart failure only happens to older people, but younger adults like Tony with other (sometimes undiagnosed) heart conditions or other risk factors can also…

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Mammogram Advice for Your 30s, 40s and Beyond

Breast care got really confusing a while back when recommendations were released for mammography screenings.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — a group of health experts — recommended that women start mammograms at age 50, instead of 40. Different groups, like the American Cancer Society, all weighed in…

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Welcome

Welcome to UVA Health System’s blog. This blog is a place to share stories about our patients, our staff, our services and more. We’ll also share timely health tips for families and kids. And we’ll let you know about the lifesaving treatments we’re pioneering at UVA and the ways…