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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Updated: 10/11/2012 - October is breast cancer awareness month and doctors in Charlottesville are taking the time to also raise awareness about breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is taking a look at the "first of its kind" awareness program.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Alkaline Diet

Posted: 10/04/2012 - What you eat could have an impact on how you feel. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell found out about the alkaline diet and why some doctors in central Virginia are recommending it to their patients.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: In the Pink

Updated: 09/27/2012 - Dozens of people in the Charlottesville area will soon be wearing pink and playing tennis to raise money and breast cancer awareness. On Saturday more than 200 men and women in Charlottesville will pick up a racket and tennis ball and hit the clay court at eight different tennis clubs in the area.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Computer Physician Order Entry

Updated: 09/21/2012 - New technology is helping both patients and healthcare providers in Charlottesville. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report, the hospital is unveiling a new computer system that will make ordering medication and lab work for patients more efficient and much safer.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: New Cholesterol Class

Updated: 09/17/2012 - Folks in Charlottesville are learning how to keep their cholesterol in check with a new class at Martha Jefferson Hospital. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report CBS19's Stephanie Satchell has more on the class being offered to help patients in Charlottesville learn how to keep their cholesterol at a healthy level.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Acupuncture

Updated: 09/06/2012 - Whether you have a sprained ankle or a migraine, taking pills may not be your only option when it comes to pain relief. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report CBS19’S Stephanie Satchell has more on an old medical treatment being offered by a new doctor in Albemarle County.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: West Nile Virus

Updated: 08/31/2012 - For the first time since the West Nile virus was discovered in the United States in 1999 more cases are being reported than ever before. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report CBS19 Stephanie Satchell tells us what you need to know to keep your family safe.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Nurses Going Back to School

Updated: 08/23/2012 - Not only is it back to school for many area grade-school students, nearly two dozen Charlottesville nurses are also heading back to the classroom. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report, there is a new push to have more Martha Jefferson nurses enrolling in college.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: New Breast Center Accreditation

Updated: 08/20/2012 - When it comes to cancer care, Martha Jefferson Hospital has a new accreditation and a new physician in the department. CBS19's Stephanie Satchell has more on what's new for the breast center in this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Something Special Shop

Posted: 08/10/2012 - A specialty shop in Charlottesville is aiming to make life easier for breast cancer patients and survivors. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report we'll take a look inside the Something Special Shop at the hospital.

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Healthwise: Baby Support Class

Updated: 08/01/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we take a look at a support for new mothers called "Welcome to Motherhood" being offered in Charlottesville.

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Healthwise: New Emergency Department

Updated: 07/25/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we feature a new free standing emergency department coming to the Forest Lakes area of Albemarle County.

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Healthwise: Sterile Compounding

Updated: 07/18/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we take a look at a new sterile compounding around part of the pharmacy at Martha Jefferson Hospital where IVs are made.

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Healthwise: Newborn Heart Screening

Updated: 07/04/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise, we take a look at a new tool being offered at Martha Jefferson Hospital that could mean the difference between life and death for your newborn baby.

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Healthwise: New Mammography Laws

Updated: 06/27/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we take a look at a new legislation that could affect women with dense breast tissue.

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Healthwise: Heat Strokes and Dehydration

Updated: 06/20/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we focus on what you can do to keep yourself and family safe as the mercury inside the thermometer keeps rising.

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Healthwise: Cancer Support

Updated: 06/13/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we take a look at what friends and caregivers should do in helping a loved one diagnosed with cancer.

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Healthwise: Web-Based Data Tracking

Updated: 06/25/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we take a look at how the web is now being used to keep track of data on patient’s pacemakers and defibrillators.

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Healthwise: New Lung Procedure

Updated: 06/25/2012 - In this week's Healthwise segment, we take a look at a new lung procedure that's saving lives in Charlottesville.

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Healthwise: Medical Care Decisions

Updated: 05/30/2012 - In this week's Healthwise segment, we take a look into where to go when an emergency happens or you're just not feeling well.

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Healthwise: Weight Loss Surgery

Updated: 05/17/2012 - In this week's Healthwise segment, we take a look into weight loss surgeries and how to know which option is right for you.

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Healthwise: Skin Protection

Updated: 05/09/2012 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise segment, we take a look at the different signs of skin cancer and how to protect yourself when the temperatures start heating up.

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Healthwise: Joint Surgery Recovery

Updated: 05/02/2012 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise segment, we take a look at a new program that helps patients recover sooner after joint replacement surgery.

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Healthwise: Specimen Labs

Updated: 04/26/2012 - If you've ever had tests done at the hospital, you might have wondered if the tests are being done right, or at all. In this week's Healthwise segment, we go into the lab and follow the life of a specimen.

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