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Study: UVA Heart Failure Program Improves Survival, Reduces Costs

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.
31-Jul-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mother's Guts

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...
18-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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As Asylum Requests Rise, Doctors Have Important Role

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.
28-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UVA Provides 1,000th Telestroke Consultation

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.
23-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Infant Death Study Reveals Unsafe Sleep Practices Among Babysitters, Relatives, Others

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.
2-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Earns National Accreditation for Pulmonary Hypertension Care

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.
27-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lung Transplant Drug Enters Human Testing After Decades of Work

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.
26-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Radiologist Uses Virtual Reality as Powerful Teaching Tool

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
23-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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In-Flight Medical Emergencies: What Doctors and Travelers Need to Know

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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Scientist Saving Vast Amounts of Vital Knowledge (on a Very Small Budget)

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

Cardiologist Available to Comment on Bill Clinton's Heart Condition

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

Expert Available to Discuss Pompe Disease, the Focus of New Harrison Ford Film

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

Nurse Heads to the Congo to Help Rape Victims

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

Expert Available To Discuss New A-Fib Scoring System

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

Expert Available to Discuss Atrial Fibrillation

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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