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Cervical Cancer and the HPV Vaccine
Kids 1/6/2014

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. In 2012, 13,000 women in the U.S. were diagnosed and 7,000 died, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). These rates have dropped sharply in the past 40 years, thanks to pap tests that help healthcare providers catch and treat precancerous…

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New Doctors in Charlottesville: An Introduction
People of UVA 10/1/2012

We have many new doctors here at UVA, and we wanted to introduce you to a few here on the blog. Andra James, MD Andra James, MD, brings expertise in women’s health, from obstetrics and gynecology to maternal-fetal medicine. She is involved nationally and internationally in activities to improve healthcare for…

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A Young Mother’s Story of Liver Transplant and Survival
Patient Stories 11/1/2011

Leah Yetzer, 30, was 37 weeks pregnant with twin boys in 2009 when doctors discovered she’d developed HELLP syndrome, a rare but serious condition that occurs during pregnancy or just after delivery. HELLP reduces red blood cells and increases liver enzymes. Leah was airlifted to UVA, where she had a…

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