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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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UVA Nurse-Turned-Massage-Therapist Offers Patients Relief from Cancer
People of UVA 3/6/2012

In January, we told you about the healing massage services at UVA Hope Cancer Care in Charlottesville. But did you know this service is also available at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center? [caption id="attachment_3602" align="alignright" width="203"] Dinah Pehrson-Day provides massage therapy for patients at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer…

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A Faithful Presence: UVA’s Cancer Center Chaplain

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. [caption id="attachment_2943" align="alignright" width="300"] Rev. Gordon Putnam is the chaplain at the UVA Cancer Center.[/caption] For many patients, cancer is becoming a chronic disease. Because of the advanced treatments available, more and more people are living…

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Antioxidants and Vegan Diets: The Role of a Cancer Center Dietitian
Patient Stories 1/16/2012

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. How would you react if you found out the 4.5-centimeter lump on your breast was cancer?  What if you were just 31 years old, otherwise healthy and a busy student working towards a PhD? [caption id="attachment_2979"…

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A Gentle Touch: Massage for Cancer Patients at UVA
People of UVA 1/9/2012

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. [caption id="attachment_2894" align="alignright" width="300"] Hand massage reduces stress and provides relaxation for cancer patients.[/caption] A soothing touch of the hands or a gentle and comforting foot rub. For a cancer patient going through treatment, massage can…

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Nia: Giving Cancer Patients Something to Dance About video post

Each Monday this month, we’re looking at the UVA Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program. When you meet Kristy Harvey, it’s not surprising to learn that she’s the one responsible for bringing Nia to the Health System as part of the integrative medicine program and the UVA Mindfulness Center. Her smile…

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Integrative Medicine: A Series on Treating the Mind, Body and Spirit

Each Monday this January, we’ll look at the UVA Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine Program. The program focuses on the mind, body and spirit of our cancer patients. Also called alternative therapy, holistic therapy or complementary therapy, these services help patients feel better and get through their cancer treatment more effectively.…

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