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Article ID: 709939

‘Protect Your Prescription’ During National Poison Prevention Week

University of Virginia Health System

The Blue Ridge Poison Center (BRPC) at the University of Virginia Health System is commemorating National Poison Prevention Week from March 17-23 by focusing on protecting your prescription medicines from falling into the wrong hands.

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20-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709590

Found: The Missing Ingredient to Grow Blood Vessels

University of Virginia Health System

Researchers have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important direction for efforts to better treat a host of serious conditions ranging from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes.

Released:
13-Mar-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709140

NIH Provides $23 Million for Statewide Translational Research Institute

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The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has been awarded a five-year grant of nearly $23 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance innovative ideas from the point of discovery to implementation in clinical practice and population health. I

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5-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708680

UVA Expanding Telehealth To Better Treat Diabetes, Heart Disease

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The University of Virginia Health System is expanding its telehealth capacity to help patients across Virginia better prevent or manage chronic conditions that include diabetes, prediabetes and heart disease. Through the UVA Center for Telehealth, UVA will expand or pilot several initiatives to battle chronic diseases, including remote monitoring for patients with diabetes, screenings for patients with diabetic eye disease, cardiac rehabilitation programs for heart failure patients and streamlined access to specialists.

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26-Feb-2019 8:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 708592

UVA Discovers How to Make Immune Cells Better Cancer Killers

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Scientists have discovered a defect in immune cells known as “killer T cells” that explains their inability to destroy cancer tumors. The researchers believe that repairing this defect could make the cells much better cancer killers.

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25-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708207

New Project Seeks Enhanced Lung Disease Care in Appalachia

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A new program will use telehealth to bring together a University of Virginia Health System team with primary care providers in the Appalachian region of Virginia to improve lung disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. UVA will partner with Stone Mountain Health Services and The Health Wagon – which serve patients in Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Washington, Buchanan, Lee, Smyth, and Russell counties – with the support of a $10,000 National Science Foundation Grant.

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18-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707934

Get the Latest on UVA’s Artificial Pancreas With Testing Nearly Complete

University of Virginia Health System

A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher will provide updates on a UVA-developed artificial pancreas – including early results from a nationwide clinical trial – during a presentation at the AAAS Annual Meeting. The presentation from Boris Kovatchev, PhD, director of the UVA Center for Diabetes Technology, is scheduled for 1:30-2 p.m. Feb. 15.

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12-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707564

UVA Expands Diabetes Technology Clinic

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University of Virginia Health System has opened an expanded outpatient clinic to help patients with type 1 diabetes and insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes more easily obtain appropriate technology to effectively manage their condition.

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5-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704994

UVA Makes Surprising Discovery About Neurons

University of Virginia Health System

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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