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Hate Cancer, Love Babies: March 2015 Roundup
News & Events 4/3/2015

Breaking news: We officially have a new blog name — Healthy Balance! Thank you all for voting, and please stay tuned for our new redesign to come! In March, we kicked off our Maternity Monday series! Follow the series every week as we journey through preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.…

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Pioneering a World Without Cancer
News & Events 3/27/2015

Cancer touches all of us. Despite our greatest scientific achievements, far too many lives are cut short by this disease. But there is reason to hope. For the first time, we’re unlocking mysteries of how cancer develops, grows and spreads at the molecular and cellular levels — insights unknown even five years…

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The History of Cancer: A Timeline
General Health 3/12/2015

Throughout its 4,000-year history, cancer has left doctors, scientists and patients with questions that the medical and science fields could not even start to address until recent decades. For centuries, the question has lingered: Will there be a time when we find a way to control or even cure this…

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Healthy Holiday Tips and More: December Roundup [VIDEO]
News & Events, Videos 1/2/2015

In December the blog featured posts about the holiday season with healthy tips, recipes and more. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and we wish you a very happy and healthy 2015! The annual Lights of Love celebration kicked off the holiday season at UVA Children's Hospital. The…

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12 Tips for Coping with Cancer During the Holidays
General Health 12/19/2014

If you’re undergoing cancer treatment, caring for a family member or friend who has cancer, or grieving the loss of a loved one who had cancer, the holidays can be very difficult. Read below for ideas on how to get through the season while remaining healthy and positive. Reframe your…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Dr. Craig Portell
People of UVA 12/8/2014

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Craig Portell, MD, practices hematology oncology at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. 1. What did you want to be when you were little?  Depends on…

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Small Cell vs. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Q&A with Ryan Gentzler, MD
People of UVA 11/26/2014

Ryan Gentzler, MD, is a medical oncologist at UVA Cancer Center who specializes in lung cancer.  [caption id="attachment_9169" align="alignright" width="240"] Ryan Gentzler, MD | UVA Cancer Center[/caption] What is small cell lung cancer? Small cell lung cancer is a type of cancer that forms from neuroendocrine cells, or specialized cells…

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Lung Cancer in Women: Time to Face the Facts and Get Screened
Prevention 11/24/2014

Which cancer do you think kills the most women? Chances are, you guessed breast cancer. Incorrect! Believe it or not, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. In a recent study by the American Lung Association to measure awareness of lung cancer risk, only 1 percent of…

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