Stop Smoking: One More Reason to Quit for Good

Stop Smoking: One More Reason to Quit for Good

Smoking has been attributed to a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. But smoking also may put you at increased risk for complications of coronavirus.
Quiz: Is Now the Time to Reschedule that Postponed Surgery?

Quiz: Is Now the Time to Reschedule that Postponed Surgery?

Many states, including Virginia, have eased restrictions around elective surgeries and appointments. Take a quiz to find out if it's time to reschedule.
Myths vs. Facts About Virtual Medical Appointments

Myths vs. Facts About Virtual Medical Appointments

Healthcare systems like UVA have been using virtual medical appointments to connect patients and caregivers for more than two decades. However, telemedicine has become a necessity due to the quarantine.
Kids Asking Questions About Coronavirus? A Pediatrician Answers Them

Kids Asking Questions About Coronavirus? A Pediatrician Answers Them

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a challenging time for all of us. Your kids might be asking questions about the coronavirus. How do you answer them?

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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…

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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

For…

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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…