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Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue That Affects Millions

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.
23-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in patients with severe scleroderma in more than four decades.
12-Jan-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

Researchers have determined that offering brachytherapy for cervical cancer ends up costing hospitals money. That can leave hospitals -- and their patients -- in the lurch.
15-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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.
7-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

UVA is testing the power of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to enable the body to identify and destroy metastatic breast cancer cells.
8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds

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...
16-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHKD, UVA Form Network to Enhance Pediatric Care in Virginia

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...
10-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Simplifying Information Aids Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

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.
5-Oct-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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A new article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine offers guidance for doctors and other travelers about how to deal with medical emergencies during air travel. It's important advice that could save your life.
24-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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A scientist at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is rescuing vast amounts of humanity’s knowledge of the submicroscopic world from potential oblivion, making it more accessible than ever before and doing so on a budget many thought...
14-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Brian H. Annex, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is available to speak about Clinton’s procedure and the signs and symptoms of heart disease that...
12-Feb-2010 9:00 AM EST

Based on a true story, the film "Extraordinary Measures" highlights a condition called Pompe disease. Shawn Lipinski, a certified genetic counselor at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, works with Pompe disease patients and is...
25-Jan-2010 2:00 PM EST

Sarah Anderson, PhD, forensic nurse in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is part of a team that will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo to educate clinicians on collecting evidence and...
6-Jul-2009 11:30 AM EDT

A study in the February 28 issue of The Lancet describes a risk scoring process that researchers believe could help prevent atrial fibrillation, the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the United States that affects about 2.2 million...
27-Feb-2009 12:00 PM EST

Reporters seeking background information about Vice President Cheney's treatment for atrial fibrillation are welcome to contact the UVA Public Relations office to arrange an interview with J. Michael (Mike) Mangrum, MD, Associate Professor of...
27-Nov-2007 3:20 PM EST

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