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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Hand Injuries

Updated: 08/21/2014 - The most common way people get an injury to their hand is by cutting themselves with something sharp like a knife or broken glass.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Gastric Sleeve

Updated: 08/13/2014 - Some people opt for weight loss or bariatric surgery when diet or exercise don't produce the results they're looking for, but now there's a new weight loss procedure offered at Martha Jefferson Hospital. It's called the gastric sleeve.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Laser Enucleation

Updated: 08/06/2014 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is offering a new solution for men suffering from symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The procedure is called laser enucleation and Martha Jefferson is the only facility in Central Virginia offering the fix.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Outpatient Pharmacy

Updated: 06/04/2014 - The Martha Jefferson Hospital pharmacy is located in the gift shop in the hospital and is open to discharged patients, cancer center patients, E.R. patients and patients that are there for an appointment with a specialist.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Cardiac Counselor

Updated: 05/21/2014 - If certain heart conditions run in your family, it may be time to talk to a cardiac genetic counselor. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report, we found out more about testing being offered at the hospital to find out your risk for structural cardiac issues.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Stroke Awareness Month

Updated: 05/14/2014 - May is Stroke Awareness Month and one area woman is sharing her story with the hopes that it will help someone else get the care they need quickly and possibly save a life.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Patient Portal

Updated: 04/30/2014 - Martha Jefferson Hospital wants to help patients keep better track of their medical records. Patients will now have the option to look at their records online on a secure site.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Blood Bank

Updated: 04/24/2014 - In our Martha Jefferson Healthwise report, it's Lab Professionals Week which is a time to recognize those who work in the lab. This week, we're taking a look at the blood bank at the hospital and the role it plays in a patient's healthcare.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Caring Safely

Updated: 04/03/2014 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is rolling out a new safety initiative called Caring Safely, and it involves everyone who works at the hospital.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Celebration of Life

Updated: 03/19/2014 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is calling all cancer survivors. The hospital is inviting survivors, their families and caregivers to come out to the Celebration of Life.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Tick Bites

Updated: 03/12/2014 - It's not quite spring, but doctors are already getting reports of tick bites and now they're warning people about prevention, the symptoms and related illnesses.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Colorectal Cancer

Updated: 03/05/2014 - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and healthcare providers at Martha Jefferson Hospital want to make sure that people know about something called universal tumor testing.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: MJ8K Run and 4k Walk

Updated: 02/26/2014 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is sponsoring its 18th Annual MJ8K Run and 4K Walk on March 15th. Proceeds for this year's event will benefit the hospital's lung cancer screening outreach program.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Naproxen

Updated: 02/19/2014 - Recent studies show that one pain killer may be better for your heart, but the Federal Drug Administration is saying there's not enough data to prove that Naproxen is actually safer.

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