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Article ID: 694928

UVA Provides 1,000th Telestroke Consultation

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Article ID: 688336

Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue That Affects Millions

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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

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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.

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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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