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Southwest Virginia Residents Leading Region’s Cancer Prevention Efforts

More than 30 Southwest Virginia residents on the University of Virginia Cancer Center Without Walls Community Advisory Board have set four regional priorities for cancer prevention and early detection. Their areas of focus are helping residents quit...
30-Nov-2020 8:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UVA Artificial Intelligence Project Among 7 Finalists for $1 Million Prize

A UVA Health data science team is one of seven finalists in a national competition to improve healthcare with the help of artificial intelligence. UVA’s proposal was selected as a finalist from among more than 300 applicants in the first-ever...
30-Nov-2020 8:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UVA Receives Highest National Honor for Nursing Care

University of Virginia Medical Center has again earned Magnet® recognition – the highest national honor for nursing practice – from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for delivering superior, high-quality and innovative nursing care to...
19-Nov-2020 8:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dr. Anthony Fauci to Speak at UVA Medical Center Hour

Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will discuss COVID-19 – including the latest on potential vaccines – in a free Zoom presentation at noon Nov. 18 during Medical Center Hour at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
17-Nov-2020 8:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Repeated Small Blasts Put Military, Law Enforcement at Risk for Brain Injury

Military and law-enforcement personnel repeatedly exposed to low-level blasts have significant brain changes – including an increased level of brain injury and inflammation – compared with a control group, a new study has found.
12-Nov-2020 8:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cancer's Dangerous Renovations to Our Chromosomes Revealed

Cancer remodels the architecture of our chromosomes so the disease can take hold and spread, new research reveals.
28-Oct-2020 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19: Dexamethasone discovery carries treatment implications

A new discovery about how the body transports dexamethasone, a drug that can increase the survival chances of patients with severe COVID-19, suggests diabetes and other factors may reduce its potentially lifesaving effect.
27-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UVA School of Medicine Earns National Diversity Award

For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has earned a national award for its “outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
27-Oct-2020 8:20 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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