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Blue Ridge Poison Center Provides Tips on Safe Medication Disposal

In 2015, nearly 57 percent of all poison exposure cases nationwide involved prescription or over-the-counter medicines.  So during National Poisoning Prevention Week, the Blue Ridge Poison Center at University of Virginia Health System is...
24-Mar-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Discovers ANOTHER Immune System Link Science Said Didn't Exist


UVA researchers have again shown that a part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases and even the failure of...
23-Mar-2017 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Probiotic Found in Yogurt Can Reverse Depression Symptoms

Researchers have reversed depression symptoms in mice simply by feeding them a probiotic bacteria found in yogurt. They also discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between gut health and mental...
8-Mar-2017 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study IDs 90 Genes in Fat That May Contribute to Dangerous Diseases


A sweeping international effort is connecting the dots between genes in our fat cells and our risk for obesity and cardiometabolic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The researchers have identified approximately 90 genes found in...
6-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

March 15-16: Finding Solutions for Unconscious Bias in Health and Beyond

A host of studies have demonstrated that unconscious bias – attitudes that affect our decisions and actions without us realizing it – can impact patients’ health and wellness. But what can be done to address it? A symposium at the University...
2-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UVA, Virginia Tech Seek Ways to Assist Drivers with Autism


The University of Virginia Health System is teaming up with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to study novice drivers with autism to determine if they would benefit from specialized training to help them become better, safer drivers and...
28-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UVA Targets Deadly Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Why Do Promising Treatments Fail?

If we know what causes Duchenne, why do promising treatments consistently fail? UVA launches innovative new effort to find out.
23-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests


Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found.
22-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST 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

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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