Updated: 05/30/2007 - HPV or Human Papilloma Virus has been in the news lately. Twenty million people are currently infected with this sexually transmitted disease. In fact, Governor Tim Kaine passed a law in late March requiring every rising sixth grade girl in the state to be vaccinated with Gardasil, a relatively new immunization that protects against the disease.
Updated: 01/25/2012 - The American Cancer Society says at least half of the cancer patients in the U.S. could be prevented if Americans adopted healthier lifestyles. Amanda Harris of ACAC came to the studio to discuss Cancer Well-Fit, a new program designed to encourage these lifestyles.
Updated: 01/25/2012 - The month of March is National Colo-Rectal Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to be proactive in saving the life of a loved one or yourself. This week's guest was Dr. Daniel Pambianco from Martha Jefferson Hospital. He is a Gastroenterologist, the first line of defense against colon cancer.
Updated: 05/30/2007 - The topic of this week's HealthWise segment is what is generally referred to as "lazy eye." It is a fairly common eye condition that affects about 5% of the population. Pediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Christian Carter from Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to explain this condition.
Updated: 05/30/2007 - Continuing our focus on heart health, this week's segment is in regards to women. Recently, the American Heart Association set new guidelines that urged women to think about taking aspirin daily. To help explain this, our weekly guest was Cardiologist Dr. Christina Bove from Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Updated: 05/30/2007 - When it comes to coronary heart disease, most individuals don't show any evidence for decades. The disease tends to progress significantly before the first onset of symptoms, which is often a sudden heart attack. Doctors Colt Peyton and Jonathon Ciambotti came to the studio to explain more about a procedure that may help diagnose this disease earlier.
Updated: 05/30/2007 - Each year more than 30,000 children in the United States are born with Congenital Heart Disease, which can have a big impact on the child and the family. Dr. Bill Hammill is a Pediatric Cardiologist at Martha Jefferson Hospital, and he came to the studio to explain this disease and how to treat it as well as prevent it.
Updated: 01/25/2012 - Martha Jefferson Hospital recently received a prestigious honor. The award is given to recognize the high standards of quality of care for patients, as well as nursing leadership and professional models of care. Dr. Michael Ashby from Martha Jefferson came to the studio to explain the award.
Posted: 01/11/2007 - It is estimated that 435,000 Americans get a hip or knee replaced each year. Your joints can become damaged by injury, arthritis, or simply years of use, which can cause pain, stiffness, or swelling. Dr. John Hall from Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to talk about joint replacements, and Martha Jefferson's program called the Joint Camp.
Updated: 05/30/2007 - World AIDS Day was earlier this month on December 1st. Martha Jefferson Hospital used this as an opportunity to inform the community more about the disease. Dr. Bruce Clemons discussed their next step, which is screening for the HIV virus as a form of prevention.