We’ve got a pretty good idea of what happens to our bodies when we eat too much sugar. But what about our brains? What are the effects of sugar on the brain?
The ink used in tattoos can have heavy metals and other cancer-causing toxins. Ryan Smith, MD, discusses some of the risks you should know before getting a tattoo.
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.
Craving carbs in the mid to late afternoon hours? Many things can send us right to the cookie jar but doesn't mean that's a good idea.
When Marcia was diagnosed with melanoma in her pinky finger, her first doctor recommended amputation. Instead of accepting this, she got multiple opinions and found a surgery team at UVA who could save her finger.
It’s happened to everyone at least once – you’ve left the doctor’s office confused. You’re asking yourself, “What’s wrong with me again? What are my options? What does my treatment include?” Try these 10 tips for getting more out of your visit.
Health disparities in Charlottesville occur due to racism, poverty, food insecurity. Learn about PIECES Iris, a new community collaboration to meet these needs & improve health.
What's hurting us most? UVA experts explain the relationship between wellness and factors of race, food, and class. Find out which social determinants of health most impact the health of our community here in the Charlottesville area.
Are poinsettias toxic? What about mistletoe or holly? Get the facts about poisonous holiday plants and safety tips from Blue Ridge Poison Center experts.
"You don't know how strong you are until you have to be," reflects Stephanie Nuckols on her baby Blaze's hearing loss and cochlear implants. For Stephanie, learning that Blaze was born without the ability to hear meant she had to make some difficult decisions about his life.
In 2008, Matt Miller swerved on an uphill bike climb in the Blue Ridge Mountains. As he veered left, he met head-on with a Porsche traveling downhill at 40 mph. In an instant, the trauma would change his life forever.
Need a reason to quit smoking? Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Here are seven health benefits you'll enjoy.
STDs on the rise - chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea - can cause tragedies. What's the cause? Who's at risk? Should you get tested? Infectious disease expert Patrick Jackson, MD, explains.