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UVA Health System includes a 604-bed hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

UVA Health System includes a 604-bed hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.


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UVA Health System includes a 604-bed hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.




How to Avoid Excess Snacking/Eat Healthy While Working From Home

Katherine Basbaum discusses how to avoid excess snacking and tips on eating healthy while working from home. Tagged under: Healthy Eating


Signs of Stroke: FAST (Face, Arm, Speech, Time to call 911)

Stroke can happen at any age, even in infants. In fact, one-third of strokes happen to people under age 65. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be changed. Smoking, obesity, heavy drinking, high blood pressure — all can play a role, as can conditions such as heart disease. In this segment, Dr. Nicole Chiota-McCollum discusses why it is important for you to know the signs of a possible stroke, learn your risk factors and identify what you need to do if you suspect you or a loved one is...


Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation

UVA Cancer Center has a team of dedicated physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of non-cancerous (benign) blood disorders, including those that are secondary to hematologic or other cancers. Our hematopathologists are experts in identifying rare and complex diseases of the blood, and our benign hematology physicians and nurses offer superior care for patients in whom blood disorders have been diagnosed. Dramatic advances have been made in recent years for most...


Cancer Center Learning Resource Center

UVA Cancer Center treats patients for their disease but places equal emphasis on their well-being throughout the process. Learning about your condition is a great way to be an informed patient. Listen as Lydia Witman, MLIS discusses the Cancer Center Learning Resource Center at UVA Health System. Learn more about the UVA Patient and Family Library Learn more about The Cancer Center Learning Resource Center Tagged under: Cancer, Health Care


A Prescription for Information? The UVA Patient and Family Library Is There to Help

What would you say if your doctor gave you a prescription to gather information on your particular condition? This is when the UVA Patient and Family Library can help. A more informed patient can be a better patient, with better outcomes. Listen as Lydia Witman, MLIS discusses information prescriptions as a way for your doctor to guide you to be your own best health advocate. Learn more about the UVA Patient and Family Library Tagged under: Health Care


Understanding Health Information and Terminology

What does it mean to be your own best health advocate? It is The knowledge, ability, and confidence to find and evaluate information about your own health. The Patient & Family Library in the University Hospital lobby near the Information Desk, is a good place to find easy-to-understand health information. Listen as Lydia Witman, MLIS discusses ways to help you understand your health information and be an informed patient. Learn more about the UVA Patient and Family Library Tagged under:...


Precision Breast IORT

Precision Breast IORT (intraoperative radiation for breast cancer) offers an image guided radiation treatment option for women with early stage breast cancer who apply for and are accepted into the study. With this unique form of IORT, subjects receive concentrated radiation at the time of their lumpectomy combining multiple procedures into a single visit. Listen as Shayna Showalter, MD discusses Precision Breast IORT, a clinical trial option for women with early-stage breast cancer. Tagged...


International Travel and Vaccines

At UVA Travelers' Clinic, we provide pre-departure assessments and counseling for any international traveler. We see adults and children who may travel for: Vacation, including visits to friends and relatives Business, including health-care related work. We focus on illness and injury prevention information. We also offer guidance and medication for self-treatable conditions such as traveler's diarrhea, altitude sickness and jet lag. Listen in as Tania Thomas, MD discusses the UVA...


Debunking Clinical Trials Myths

A clinical trial is a scientific study that tests the effectiveness of a treatment, a device or a drug. A trial could test, for example, the effectiveness of blood pressure medication in lowering blood pressure or whether a certain drug could decrease cholesterol. Clinical Trials are important in finding new cures for diseases, yet many people are skeptical of participating in clinical trial. Dina Halme, Ph.D discusses the importance of clinical trials and myths that are associated with...


The Latest Research on The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia

Research from the School of Medicine shows that rural Appalachia now has the highest cancer death rates in the country. Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, PhD, and other researchers in UVA’s Department of Public Health Sciences examined decades of data obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics. They found that cancer incidence declined in every region of the country between 1969 and 2011 except rural Appalachia, where it increased. Listen in as Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Ph.D discusses the...


Signs That an Aging Loved One Needs Help

Physical and mental health decline often surprises family members, especially if aging relatives seemed fine the last time they were seen. Hear from Laurie R Archbald-Pannone, MD, a UVA Geriatrician, about signs that indicate something may be wrong, so you and your loved one can properly prepare for the future. Tagged under: Aging


New Guidelines to Reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related deaths, including SIDS, ill-defined deaths and accidental suffocation and strangulation. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently published new recommendations to reduce the risks, and UVA expert Dr. Moon was the lead author. Listen in as Dr. Moon discusses these new recommendations and what you can do to keep your baby safe and healthy. Tagged under: Children's Health


How to Prevent, Identify and Treat Infections in Young Children

Minor infections are a normal part of childhood, but they can be puzzling and concerning for parents. If your child is in day care, the infections compound and can seem like an every day thing. What infection symptoms should parents watch for in young children? Dr. Leigh Grossman, a UVA Health System expert, provides tips for parents to navigate dealing with infections in young children. Tagged under: Children's Health


Lung Cancer: Screening Can Save Your Life

Lung cancer accounts for about 27 percent of all cancer deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Listen in to learn more about preventing and treating this disease from Dr. Michael Hanley, a UVA expert. Tagged under: Lung Cancer, Cancer


Breast Cancer: The Latest Information From UVA

The UVA Breast Care Program offers advanced diagnostic and screening options for women and men, and personalized care and support for patients who need breast cancer treatment. Learn more from Dr. David Brenin, a UVA surgeon, about the second most common form of cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Tagged under: Women’s Health, Cancer


Healthy Holiday Eating

The holiday season is full of family, friends, fun and food. That means it's easy to over do it at the buffet table or at a festive party. Hear from Katherine Basbaum, a clinical dietitian with UVA Health Systems, about the healthy way to approach holiday meals and parties. Tagged under: Healthy Eating, Healthy Living


Celebrating 50 Years of Organ Transplantation at UVA

In June 1967, the UVA Transplant Center transplanted its first solid organ, a kidney. Since then, we have completed over 1,500 kidney transplants, 1,200 liver transplants, and our lung and liver programs have achieved the highest survival rates in the country. As the only Comprehensive Transplant Center in Virginia, UVA has more than 45 years of experience. We provide comprehensive treatment for patients needing heart, lung, pancreas, kidney, liver and islet cell transplants. Hear from...


Digging into Dementia

When someone hears the word ‘dementia’, they automatically think Alzheimer’s disease. But there are dozens of conditions that can cause dementia, and it doesn’t just affect the elderly. Hear more about dementia from Dr. Erin Foff, an expert at UVA’s Memory and Aging Care Clinic. Tagged under: Alzheimers Disease, Aging, Mental Health


Diabetes Prevention and Management at UVA Health System

The Diabetes Education and Management Program at UVA Health System offers a complete approach to diabetes care that addresses your whole body, with special clinics focusing on how diabetes can affect your heart and weight. Our Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) are registered nurses and dietitians that provide education and support on how to manage and prevent the complications of diabetes. Our approach makes it easy for us to evaluate and treat your diabetes and help you understand how to...


Stamping Out a Smoking Addiction

The UVA Cancer Center offers free assistance to tobacco users wanting to address their addiction to tobacco. Hear from Connie Clark, a tobacco treatment specialist, about common approaches, how to take the first step toward quitting, and available smoking cessation resources at UVA Health System. Tagged under: Smoking, Heart Disease, Heart Health