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Article ID: 688336

Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue That Affects Millions

University of Virginia Health System

UVA has discovered an unknown biological process that controls the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body. The discovery could help doctors develop new treatments for anemia, which affects millions.

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23-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687889

Scleroderma: Study Suggests Hope for Longer Life for Patients with Rare Autoimmune Disorder

University of Virginia Health System

The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in patients with severe scleroderma in more than four decades.

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12-Jan-2018 9:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 686921

A Gold-Standard Cancer Treatment Is in Decline, and Money May Be Why.

University of Virginia Health System

Researchers have determined that offering brachytherapy for cervical cancer ends up costing hospitals money. That can leave hospitals -- and their patients -- in the lurch.

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15-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686350

Prostate Cancer: UVA Aims to Help Men Make Complex Care Decisions

University of Virginia Health System

Researchers are developing a tool to help patients with prostate cancer better understand the potential risks and rewards of their treatment options. The tool eventually will help patients with other cancers as well.

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7-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 684821

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

University of Virginia Health System

UVA is testing the power of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to enable the body to identify and destroy metastatic breast cancer cells.

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8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 682940

Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds

University of Virginia Health System

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 hospitalized patients “as people” significantly improved their satisfaction with their medical care.

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16-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682583

CHKD, UVA Form Network to Enhance Pediatric Care in Virginia

University of Virginia Health System

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 specifically for pediatrics, will initially serve children throughout greater Hampton Roads and Charlottesville and its neighboring counties.

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10-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682235

Simplifying Information Aids Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

University of Virginia Health System

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.

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5-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681926

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

University of Virginia Health System

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.

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28-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681858

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

University of Virginia Health System

UVA has administered its first dose of an experimental gene therapy for a deadly form of treatment-resistant pediatric leukemia.

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27-Sep-2017 11:55 AM EDT
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Blood Disorders, Cancer, Children's Health, Healthcare, Genetics, Immunology, Local - Virginia


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