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New Project Seeks Enhanced Lung Disease Care in Appalachia

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...
18-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
12-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UVA Expands Diabetes Technology Clinic

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.
5-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UVA Makes Surprising Discovery About Neurons

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.
5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UVA Joins National Medicaid Transformation Project

University of Virginia Health System is partnering with more than 20 other health systems in the AVIA network’s Medicaid Transformation Project to develop financially sustainable solutions to improving the health of the nearly 75 million Americans...
15-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Affordable Care Act: Study Reveals Surprising Gaps in HIV Care Providers’ Knowledge

Providers in states that expanded Medicaid were more likely to believe that the law would improve HIV outcomes, the study found. However, providers in all states agreed that the law would improve healthcare outcomes in general for their HIV patients.
21-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Single-Dose Drug Can Shorten Flu Symptoms By About a Day, Studies Suggest

A single dose of a new influenza drug can significantly shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
6-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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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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UVA Health System is an academic health system that includes a 604-bed hospital, the UVA School of Medicine, a level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. UVA is recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Best Doctors in America and America's Top Doctors.

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