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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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Healthwise: Thanksgiving Feast Portion Control

Updated: 11/25/2009 - Martha Jefferson Healthwise confronts this reality: one day and one huge temptation piled on top of another. It's hard to resist the Thanksgiving feast, even for the most conscious calorie-counter.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: EEG

Updated: 11/19/2009 - Doctors at Martha Jefferson Hospital are thinking about how we think, and they have a new tool to help them. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone found out how the EEG is helping doctors diagnose their patients.

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Healthwise: New Self-Check-In System

Updated: 11/12/2009 - Martha Jefferson Hospital has a new system in place to save patients time. The new self-check-in process takes the hassle out of appointments. CBS19's Cheryn Stone found out how it works in this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise.

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Healthwise: Heart To Heart

Posted: 11/05/2009 - A new program at Martha Jefferson Hospital is helping people living with heart and vascular disease down the road to recovery. The idea was sparked by a patient who though something was missing in her treatment. The program is called "Heart To Heart".

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Healthwise: Balloon Kyphoplasty

Updated: 10/29/2009 - Old bones are getting a new boost thanks to a procedure called Balloon Kyphoplasty {KIE-FO-PLASTY}. Doctors at Martha Jefferson Hospital have performed nearly 500 of the life-changing procedures.

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Healthwise: Hi-Tech Pharmacy

Updated: 10/23/2009 - Martha Jefferson Hospital has recently been named one of the most wried hospitals in the country, and the robots they use to fill prescriptions is just one reason why.

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Healthwise: Prostate Screening

Posted: 10/15/2009 - Over one in ten men in Charlottesville who get a prostate screening at Martha Jefferson Hospital have abnormal results. In this week's Healthwise segment, Cheryn Stone asks a urologist to share information that may save a life.

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Healthwise: Radio-Frequency Pacemaker -- October 7th

Updated: 10/08/2009 - Martha Jefferson is the first hospital in central Virginia to implant a radio-frequency pacemaker. The new device allows doctors to more easily monitor a patient's heart rhythm.

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Healthwise: Take a Deep Breath with Respiratory Gating

Updated: 10/01/2009 - For patients receiving cancer treatment at Martha Jefferson Hospital, taking a deep breath can make it possible for less tissue to be damaged during radiation. In this week's Healthwise segment, Chief Medical Physicist David Waid discussed this treatment.

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Sept. 23rd Healthwise: Sleep Studies

Updated: 09/23/2009 - The Sleep Medicine Center at Martha Jefferson opens this week in its new location at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pantops. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Dr. Chris Winter discussed sleeping problems and what exactly a sleep study can do to help.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- September 16th

Posted: 09/17/2009 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, we take a closer look at cholesterol, including the problems associated with high cholesterol and how to keep your levels low.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- September 9th

Updated: 03/31/2010 - Ragweed season has started, which means, sneezing, congestion, difficulty sleeping, asthma attacks, and itchy skin, eyes, nose, or throat for people with this pollen allergy.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise - September 2nd

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Healthwise gives you news about your health from the experts at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. This week's topic is diabetic retinotherapy, the blindness that comes with diabetes.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- August 26th

Updated: 09/21/2009 - According to the American Cancer Society, about one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. However, it is a highly treatable form of cancer, with both surgical and radiation treatment options.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- August 19th

Updated: 09/21/2009 - Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men. Although about one in six men will be diagnosed during his lifetime, prostate cancer is a highly treatable form of cancer, with both surgical and radiation treatment options.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- August 12th

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Unless you are a frequent viewer of the show “House, MD,” you have probably never heard the word “sarcoidosis.” And you may be surprised to learn that this inflammatory disease it is often misdiagnosed as asthma or other respiratory ailments.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- August 5th

Updated: 08/05/2009 - We all know that exercise and eating right are the first line defense to battling weight problems. But many have tried every diet and exercise regimen with little or no success. For people who have tried everything, weight loss surgery may be an option.

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