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Healthwise: Patients Find Comfort at "Something Special Shop"

Updated: 06/02/2010 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is teaming up with a local shop to help provide cancer patients with the tools they'll need after the cancer is gone. In this week's Healthwise segment, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell tours the "Something Special Shop."

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Healthwise: Stroke Prevention

Updated: 05/27/2010 - The third leading cause of death in the United States is stroke, and May is Stroke Awareness Month. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone reports strokes are preventable, and acting quickly can be the difference between life and death.

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Healthwise: Changes in Patient Care

Updated: 05/19/2010 - When Health Care Reform takes full effect, it may change how patients are cared for by health care providers. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details how Martha Jefferson Hospital is preparing for the tough transition.

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Healthwise: Online Medical Records

Updated: 05/12/2010 - The recently passed Health Care Reform legislation includes a shift from a paper-based to an electronic medical care setting. In this week's Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details the high-tech reform happening at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

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Healthwise: Clean Construction

Updated: 05/06/2010 - Construction sites are dirty, but the hundreds of people at work at the site of the new Martha Jefferson Hospital on Pantops Mountain have to keep the area clean. Too much dust floating around could make sick patients even worse or contaminate the equipment doctors will use.

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Healthwise: Disposing Expired or Unwanted Medicines

Updated: 04/28/2010 - Do you have medication that's expired or unnecessary sitting in your cabinet? In this week's Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details how an event at Martha Jefferson Hospital can help you get rid of that cabinet filler, while preserving the environment and saving lives.

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Healthwise: Finding A New Doctor

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Searching for a new doctor can be overwhelming. However, as CBS19's Laura Mammarella discovered, Martha Jefferson Hospital has a call center that can help you alleviate the stress and find a doctor.

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Healthwise: Advance Directive Health Care

Updated: 04/14/2010 - What happens in the hospital when you can no longer make choices about your own health care? It's a grim subject most people would rather not address. However, as Cheryn Stone found out in this week's Healthwise segment, it's never too early to start planning.

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Healthwise: Joint Replacement Classes

Updated: 04/07/2010 - The crippling pain of arthritis can literally stop some people in their tracks. However, joint replacement surgery offers a treatment for the pain. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone explains how the hospital prepares patients for life-changing treatment.

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Healthwise: Breast Cancer MRI Exams

Updated: 03/31/2010 - When most people think about breast cancer detection, mammography often comes to mind. However, in this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell details how an MRI is now being use to fight the disease.

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Healthwise: New Moms Brunch

Updated: 03/25/2010 - New parents stop by a special brunch before they head home from Martha Jefferson Hospital. It's a chance for them to share stories with other new moms and get last minute questions answered, and is helping the transition from patients to parents.

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Healthwise: Precision Radiation Treatment

Updated: 03/17/2010 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone highlights a high-tech cancer treatment that's improving outcomes for some patients.

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Healthwise: MRI Improvements

Updated: 03/31/2010 - MRI machines are large, noisy, and uncomfortable, but an essential tool for modern medical care. That is, if patients can get through the test. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone reports it will get easier, beginning this weekend.

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Healthwise: Martha Jefferson Annual 8K Race

Updated: 03/04/2010 - Hundreds are expected to run the 14th Annual Martha Jefferson Hospital 8K Run & 4K Walk this month. Money raised goes back into the Charlottesville community.

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Healthwise: Elementary School Outreach Programs

Updated: 02/24/2010 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is working with a local elementary school to give students hands on lessons in healthy living. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone shares the story of this partnership and how it's helping the children.

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Healthwise: New Heart Monitoring Devices

Updated: 02/18/2010 - February is American Heart Month. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone takes a look at new outpatient care technology at Martha Jefferson Hospital and how it's helping to better diagnose patients with serious heart problems.

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Healthwise: Weathering Winter Injuries

Updated: 02/19/2010 - Officials at Martha Jefferson Hospital have mapped out their triage process in the emergency room in a way that allows patients to have minimal wait times to receive treatment. Through ample staffing, MJH has weathered winter injuries.

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Healthwise: Electronic Tracking Board

Updated: 02/19/2010 - We're used to looking at TV monitors and taking direction from automated systems. Now, the thinking behind that technology is in use at Martha Jefferson Hospital. CBS19's Cheryn Stone found out how the system works to help patients and their families.

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Healthwise: Planetree Care

Updated: 02/19/2010 - Through the Planetree program at Martha Jefferson Hospital, staff carry the philosophy of patient-focused care, in which the focus is on the patient, not the diagnosis.

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Healthwise: Emergency Care Nursing Program

Updated: 01/21/2010 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone found out how a new program at the Charlottesville hospital prepares nurses for the front lines of emergency care.

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Healthwise: Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Katie Trahan

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Many people struggling with weight loss turn to Bariatric Surgery as a solution. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone spoke to one woman who is changing the experience for many patients.

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Healthwise: Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Updated: 01/03/2010 - Cancer patients in Charlottesville are getting improved treatment thanks to the radio. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone introduces a new state-of-the-art procedure that has nothing to do with A-M and F-M.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Micro-Pigmentation

Updated: 12/16/2009 - If you love wearing makeup, but you're tired of applying it every day, there's another alternative. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Stephanie Satchell takes a look at semi-permanent makeup, micro-pigmentation.

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Healthwise: Electronic Medical Records

Updated: 12/10/2009 - Doctors at Martha Jefferson Hospital are now getting instant access to accurate information about their patients thanks to a new electronic health care system.

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Healthwise: Wii Therapy

Updated: 12/03/2009 - The Nintendo Wii is still atop many Christmas lists. The game system is popular with kids but also useful for adults. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise Cheryn Stone found out how the Wii is helping patients overcome obstacles in the recovery process.

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