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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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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- July 29th

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Dyslexia, a neurologically-based disorder affecting both children and adults, can interfere with language, reading, writing and basic learning skills. But what exactly is dyslexia?

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- July 22nd

Updated: 07/22/2009 - Many women are aware of the common symptoms of menopause - hot flashes, night sweats, forgetfulness, insomnia. Perhaps less focused on, however, is a longer term physical change that can occur during menopause - a weakening of the woman’s pelvic floor muscles.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- July 15th

Updated: 07/21/2009 - Swallowing is one of the most complex neuromuscular interactions in the human body; an activity we perform hundreds of times each day, often without thinking.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- July 8th

Updated: 07/21/2009 - For many women, strength training is an integral part of their fitness routine. Yet even with dozens of lunges, squats and curls, there is still a muscle group that many women overlook -especially after a pregnancy- the pelvic floor muscles.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- July 1st

Updated: 07/21/2009 - If children are late to talk or they are hard to understand, it could indicate a speech or language disorder. Joining us for Martha Jefferson Healthwise is speech-language pathologist Cindy Kyle with tips to gage whether your child’s speech development is on track.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise-- June 24th

Updated: 07/21/2009 - Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in American men. For many, surgery will be part of their treatment, with a common side effect of weakened pelvic muscles. Elizabeth Poole shares tips on how to strengthen pelvic muscles after prostate surgery.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise -- June 17th

Updated: 07/21/2009 - Over 50 million Americans have a condition known as pre-diabetes. Barbara Martin joins us to talk about the condition and how to maintain good health.

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