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Article ID: 704994

UVA Makes Surprising Discovery About Neurons

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Meticulous new research from the School of Medicine has changed a well-accepted scientific belief about neurons, the vital nerve cells that allow us to experience the world and record those experiences as memories in our brains.

Released:
5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 702163

UVA Joins National Medicaid Transformation Project

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University of Virginia Health System is partnering with more than 20 other health systems in the AVIA network’s Medicaid Transformation Project to develop financially sustainable solutions to improving the health of the nearly 75 million Americans who receive Medicaid.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700087

Single-Dose Drug Can Shorten Flu Symptoms By About a Day, Studies Suggest

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A single dose of a new influenza drug can significantly shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698298

Study: UVA Heart Failure Program Improves Survival, Reduces Costs

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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.

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

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mother's Guts

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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.

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

As Asylum Requests Rise, Doctors Have Important Role

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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.

Released:
28-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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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.

Released:
23-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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.

Released:
27-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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