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Martha Jefferson HealthWise--June 6th

Updated: 06/07/2007 - Kids are out of school and that means summer fun and some summer injuries. Some unlucky parents might find themselves in the Emergency Room after little Kimmy breaks her arm. ER visits do go up during the summer months, Dr. Michael Baylor explains how parents can avoid such visits.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise--May 30th

Updated: 01/25/2012 - May is oncology nursing month, and more than 33 thousand registered nurses in the field of oncology will re-dedicate themselves.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise--May 9th

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Last week, we talked about the proper way to apply sunscreen and other ways to protect you skin from the sun's harmful rays. This week, we go into a specialized procedure to remove skin cancers.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise--May 2nd

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Dr. Brett Krasner, a Martha Jefferson dermatologist, talks about practical aspects of sun protection, one good way of avoiding skin cancer.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise--April 26th

Updated: 04/27/2007 - Loss of hand motion can prove to be a bane for the smallest of common day activity. Hand Therapist Pat Stevens explains how to build strength and increase range of motion for hand injuries.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise--April 18th

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Thousands of Central Virginian’s have been suffering the last few weeks as mother nature has unleashed her version of chemical warfare. Pollen is wreaking havoc on springtime allergies.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise--April 11th

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - April 4th

Updated: 05/30/2007 - HPV vaccine for women for Herpes Virus Simplex one and two have had a breakthrough. Dr. Gwendolyn Kelly explains how women can avoid these two types of sexually transmitted diseases by taking this vaccine.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - March 28

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - March 21

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - March 14

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - March 7

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Stephanie Keppich from Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to talk about the 11th Annual Martha Jefferson 8K Run and 4K Walk.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - February 28

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - February 21

Updated: 05/30/2007 - Everyone woman needs to know about heart disease--it is the number one killer of women in America, with 1 in 4 women dying of it. Cardiologist Dr. Anna Baer of Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to explain why awareness is so important.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - February 14

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - February 7

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - January 31

Posted: 02/01/2007 - Almost everyone has experienced some kind of pain in their shoulder at some point or another. Another common form of pain is within the ankle. Dr. William Grant from Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to explain what doctors like him can do to help.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - January 24

Updated: 01/30/2007 - Dr. David Whitmer allowed cameras into his own environment to explain a little more about joint replacement surgery this week.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - January 17

Posted: 01/28/2007 - More and more younger people are finding themselves in pain and in need of joint replacement surgery. Dr. T.L. Schildwachter from Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to explain these situations.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - January 10

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - January 3

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.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - December 27

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Physical Therapist Raymond Moreland explained what the difference between a headache and a migraine, and when a physical therapist can help.

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Martha Jefferson HealthWise - December 20

Updated: 05/30/2007 - Childbirth classes help teach new parents about future labor and birth. Betsy Collins with Martha Jefferson Collins explained why these classes and so many other birth medications and processes are so popular and so important to so many people.

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