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Could Scalpel-Free Surgery Help the Body Destroy Metastatic Breast Cancer?

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UVA is testing the power of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to enable the body to identify and destroy metastatic breast cancer cells.
8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds

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As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment. A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that a daily five-minute conversation that focused on...
16-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHKD, UVA Form Network to Enhance Pediatric Care in Virginia

University of Virginia Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters will establish a clinically integrated network (CIN) dedicated exclusively to improving children’s health. This CIN, the only one in Virginia designed...
10-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simplifying Information Aids Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

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Providing simplified health information designed for parents with low health literacy helps all families in childhood obesity treatment programs regardless of their ability to understand health information, according to a new study.
5-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Triage Tool Helps Doctors Save Lives When Resources Are Most Limited

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An international team of researchers has developed a simple way for healthcare providers to quickly identify and prioritize patients at the greatest risk of death.
28-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Teen First in VA. To Receive Cancer Gene Therapy in UVA Clinical Trial

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UVA has administered its first dose of an experimental gene therapy for a deadly form of treatment-resistant pediatric leukemia.
27-Sep-2017 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Doctors Can Now Predict the Severity of Your Disease by Measuring Molecules

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The simple new technique could offer vastly superior predictions of disease severity in a huge range of conditions with a genetic component, including Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, schizophrenia and...
12-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Joins AVIA to Speed Innovation

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The University of Virginia Health System has joined AVIA, the nation’s leading network of health systems addressing pressing challenges by unlocking the power of digital solutions.
7-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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In-Flight Medical Emergencies: What Doctors and Travelers Need to Know

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A new article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine offers guidance for doctors and other travelers about how to deal with medical emergencies during air travel. It's important advice that could save your life.
24-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Scientist Saving Vast Amounts of Vital Knowledge (on a Very Small Budget)

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A scientist at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is rescuing vast amounts of humanity’s knowledge of the submicroscopic world from potential oblivion, making it more accessible than ever before and doing so on a budget many thought...
14-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Cardiologist Available to Comment on Bill Clinton's Heart Condition

Brian H. Annex, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is available to speak about Clinton’s procedure and the signs and symptoms of heart disease that...
12-Feb-2010 9:00 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Pompe Disease, the Focus of New Harrison Ford Film

Based on a true story, the film "Extraordinary Measures" highlights a condition called Pompe disease. Shawn Lipinski, a certified genetic counselor at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, works with Pompe disease patients and is...
25-Jan-2010 2:00 PM EST

Nurse Heads to the Congo to Help Rape Victims

Sarah Anderson, PhD, forensic nurse in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is part of a team that will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo to educate clinicians on collecting evidence and...
6-Jul-2009 11:30 AM EDT

Expert Available To Discuss New A-Fib Scoring System

A study in the February 28 issue of The Lancet describes a risk scoring process that researchers believe could help prevent atrial fibrillation, the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the United States that affects about 2.2 million...
27-Feb-2009 12:00 PM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Atrial Fibrillation

Reporters seeking background information about Vice President Cheney's treatment for atrial fibrillation are welcome to contact the UVA Public Relations office to arrange an interview with J. Michael (Mike) Mangrum, MD, Associate Professor of...
27-Nov-2007 3:20 PM EST

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