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Epilepsy Research Reveals Why Sleep Increases Risk of Sudden Death

Seizures Slow Heart Rate, Disrupt Natural Sleep Cycles, UVA Finds
5-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA’s Dr. Michael E. Williams Honored Nationally for Improving Lymphoma Care

For his work to improve patient care and develop new therapies for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), the Lymphoma Research Foundation has honored UVA Health’s Michael E. Williams, MD, with the Mantle Cell Lymphoma Leadership Award.
4-May-2021 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Free Book on Poisonous Plants in Virginia Available for Download

An increasing number of Virginians searching for leeks are being poisoned when they instead mistakenly gathered the highly poisonous False Hellebore.
3-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Than 25% of Infants Not Getting Common Vaccinations, Study Finds

Researchers Identify Troubling Disparities Along Race, Income, Education Lines
28-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Epilepsy Discovery Reveals Why Some Seizures Prove Deadly

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on the No. 1 cause of epilepsy deaths, suggesting a long-sought answer for why some patients die unexpectedly following an epileptic seizure.
27-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anemia Discovery Points to More Effective Treatment Approaches

A combination of inexpensive oral medications may be able to treat fatigue-inducing anemias caused by chronic diseases and inflammation, a new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.
26-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Develops Imaging Approach to Help Stop Epilepsy Seizures

Shows Promise in Pilot Study for Identifying Brain Surgery Targets
23-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than Boys, New Research Suggests

New research has shed light on how autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in the brains of girls, prompting the scientists to warn that conclusions drawn from studies conducted primarily in boys should not be assumed to hold true for girls.
20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Lung Cancer: UVA Health Expert Helps Develop New National Screening Guidelines

Through his role on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, UVA Health’s Li Li, MD, PhD, MPH, has helped develop new lung cancer screening guidelines that expand screenings to more high-risk patients.
30-Mar-2021 8:55 AM EDT

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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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