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UVA research found Medicare spends more on prescriptions for patients with kidney disease
Research Roundup: March 2016
News & Events 4/1/2016

This month, our researchers unveiled discoveries about conditions that affect millions in the U.S.: stroke, kidney disease and diabetes (a major cause of kidney disease). What does this mean for you? Better tools for diagnosis and treatment.

women with spinal cord injury and family
Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

Spinal cord injuries happen suddenly. A car crash. A skiing mishap. A fall in the home. One devastating moment can change someone's life forever. Spinal cord injuries include: Quadriplegia, or paralysis of both arms and both legs, which occurs as a result of injuries to the upper part of the…

How Tom Hanks Manages Type 2 Diabetes
News & Events 11/12/2015

When you think of Tom Hanks, you might think of his iconic performances in "Saving Private Ryan" and "Forrest Gump." But Vim & Vigor, our family health magazine, featured Hanks on the cover for another reason. Like millions of Americans, he has type 2 diabetes. [caption id="attachment_10916" align="alignright" width="350"] Savannah…

Parkinson's disease treatment can help relieve tremors.
Parkinson’s Disease Treatment (Podcast Tuesday)

Up to one million Americans have Parkinson's disease. According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, that's more than the combined number of people suffering from ALS, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. It tends to affect people who are over 60. You can inherit Parkinson's disease. However, even if a close relative…

From NICU to College: One Girl’s Journey
Patient Stories, Videos 11/2/2015

As soon as she gave birth to her daughter, Michelle Tucker knew something was wrong. Just days after Savannah was born, she was airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center and underwent her first of many surgeries. Physicians told Michelle and her husband Michael that their newborn baby was…

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Diagnosing and Treating Tremors (Podcast Tuesday)
People of UVA, Podcasts 8/11/2015

When people experience tremors, or uncontrollable shaking, they tend to think of Parkinson's disease. But other things can cause this involuntary rhythmic movement, including: Essential tremor, another condition with fewer symptoms than Parkinson's Stress Consuming too much caffeine In this week's podcast, Matthew Barrett, MD, discusses the causes behind tremors…

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