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avocados are a common part of the ketogenic diet for epilepsy treatment
The Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy Treatment
Treatments 10/11/2017

You’ve probably heard about the ketogenic diet before, but you probably didn't know variations of it can be used to treat epilepsy for patients whose seizures aren’t well managed with medication. Learn more about how it works.

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Winter Vim & Vigor: Sanjay Gupta, Stopping Seizures
Patient Stories 11/21/2014

Are your stomachaches acid reflux or could they be symptoms of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? This winter's issue of our family health magazine, Vim & Vigor, is all about food and nutrition. Sanjay Gupta shares five reasons why food is the best medicine. [caption id="attachment_9184" align="alignright" width="350"] Health System…

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7 Quick Questions: Genetic Counselor Matthew J. Thomas
People of UVA 6/19/2014

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. Matthew J. Thomas ScM, GCG is a genetic counselor at UVA Children's Hospital. What did you want to be when you were little? I emailed…

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Caring for a Teen with Cerebral Palsy: A Parent’s Story
Patient Stories 3/28/2014

Helena Frischtak, a third-year medical student working in different clinics and parts of the hospital as part of her training, contributed this post. In the hospital, people come and go. Rooms take on new patients, and doctors take on different rooms. When you start to know a patient better, he…

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Pushing the Neuroscience Envelope
News & Events 6/28/2012

Earlier this year, researchers made a breakthrough that could lead to a treatment for a devastating neurodevelopmental disease. [caption id="attachment_4288" align="alignright" width="300"] Neuroscience graduate program students look at the brain's relationship with the rest of the body.[/caption] They stopped the progression of Rett syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, using an…

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Full Moon Rising: An Investigation of a Myth
News & Events 9/8/2011

“Things get crazy when it’s a full moon.” I’m sure you’ve heard it before – full moons fill hospitals: more babies are born, more people visit the emergency room. It’s the kind of conventional wisdom people talk about with unquestioned conviction – and have for years. Lunacy derives from the…

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