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Neurofibromatosis, Pregnancy and More: May 2015 Roundup
News & Events 6/4/2015

We are pleased to announce that we have received Magnet designation! According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet is an indicator of quality care and nursing excellence. Thank you to all our nurses for their continuous hard work and our staff for helping us obtain this recognition. We highlighted…

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Podcast Tuesday: Cancer Genetic Testing
Podcasts, Prevention 5/12/2015

Just like you have your mom’s hair color and your dad’s athletic ability, you can inherit a predisposition for cancer. Cancer genetic testing can determine if you’re likely to get cancer, especially: Breast cancer Colon cancer Ovarian cancer Pancreatic cancer Listen to a Cancer Center genetic counselor explain the testing.

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Celebrating Heart Month: February 2015 Roundup
News & Events 3/4/2015

February is National Heart Month, and we kicked it off with a post featuring Lawrence Gimple, MD, talking about heart attacks in men from prevention to recovery. [caption id="attachment_9497" align="alignright" width="300"] Despite having neurosurgery in early November, Heather was miraculously on target to successfully complete her fall semester before the…

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Sports Cardiology: UVA Provides Elite Care for Athletes
Exercise, Prevention 8/14/2014

Playing a sport is a great way to stay healthy. It keeps the body in shape, provides a tremendous sense of accomplishment and even brings some awesome mental health benefits. The cardiovascular rewards are second to none, but athletes of all ages have special needs when it comes to their…

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Long QT Syndrome: Family Turns Tragedy Into Triumph
Patient Stories 7/16/2014

Kathy Cundiff loves the waves of the ocean, especially since she was raised on the coast of Virginia. Now that she is a mother of two in Culpeper, she is focused on waves of a different kind — the electrical waves of her heart. Doing so just may have saved her…

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