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Article ID: 698298

Study: UVA Heart Failure Program Improves Survival, Reduces Costs

University of Virginia Health System

A University of Virginia Health System program that provides follow-up care for heart failure patients after they leave the hospital significantly improves survival and other outcomes while saving money, a new study finds.

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31-Jul-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697590

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mother's Guts

University of Virginia Health System

A mother’s microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research from the UVA School of Medicine shows. The research suggests that we may be able to prevent autism just by altering an expectant mother's diet or by giving her custom probiotics.

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18-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696772

As Asylum Requests Rise, Doctors Have Important Role

University of Virginia Health System

With applications for asylum in the United States increasing sharply, a new paper from a team of asylum medicine and law experts is highlighting physicians’ important role in evaluating refugees’ claims of torture and persecution.

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28-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694928

UVA Provides 1,000th Telestroke Consultation

University of Virginia Health System

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at University of Virginia Health System recently performed its 1,000th telestroke consultation, enabling patients across Virginia to get treatment sooner and help prevent death or permanent disabilities.

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23-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692065

Infant Death Study Reveals Unsafe Sleep Practices Among Babysitters, Relatives, Others

University of Virginia Health System

Babies who died during their sleep while being watched by someone other than parents often had been placed in unsafe sleep positions, such as on their stomachs, or in unsafe locations, such as a couch, a new study has found.

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2-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691758

UVA Earns National Accreditation for Pulmonary Hypertension Care

University of Virginia Health System

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has designated the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center as a Center of Comprehensive Care.

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27-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691688

Lung Transplant Drug Enters Human Testing After Decades of Work

University of Virginia Health System

The drug, regadenoson, is already commonly used to image cardiac patients’ hearts. But the UVA research suggests it could be put to another, lifesaving purpose.

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26-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691632

Radiologist Uses Virtual Reality as Powerful Teaching Tool

University of Virginia Health System

Physicians, trainees and even laypeople can now stand right beside an expert radiologist as he performs one of the most difficult medical procedures of its kind – in virtual reality

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23-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691068

Pamela Sutton-Wallace Named to ‘Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare’ List

University of Virginia Health System

Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of University of Virginia Medical Center since July 2014, has been honored among Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.

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14-Mar-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 690111

Discovery Reveals Way to Stop Inflammation in Alzheimer's, Arthritis, More

University of Virginia Health System

The finding “opens up a whole new research area to look at neuroinflammation in the context of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,” the lead researcher says. “But the clinical impact will be in many, many different areas.”

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26-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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