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Healthwise: Lab Week

Updated: 05/12/2011 - Throughout the week, Martha Jefferson Hospital is celebrating Lab Week. The staff works to recognize those behind the scenes at the hospital. For this week's segment of Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell highlights the hospital's laboratory and those who work inside.

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Healthwise: Parenting Phone Applications

Updated: 05/12/2011 - For this week's segment of Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell learns just how beneficial a medical phone application can be for new parents.

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Healthwise: Exercise Programs

Updated: 05/12/2011 - Exercising again can be difficult after a long winter of staying indoors. For this week's segment Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CSB19's Stephanie Satchell highlights the best way to get back in the habit of working out.

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Healthwise: Clinical Depression

Updated: 04/06/2011 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise report, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell took a closer look at what causes clinical depression and how it can be treated.

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Healthwise: Colonoscopy Program

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Martha Jefferson Hospital's outreach program is helping nearly one dozen Charlottesville men who are considered 'at risk' for colon cancer receive a free colonoscopy on Thursday.

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Healthwise: Celebration of Life 2011

Updated: 03/23/2011 - The Celebration of Life 2011 provides an opportunity for cancer survivors and those living with the disease to come together and have fun. The event will take place Sunday, March 27 at the Martha Jefferson Outpatient Care Center on Pantops.

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Healthwise: Allergy Season

Updated: 03/16/2011 - It's allergy season. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Ruth Showalter breaks out the tissues and shows you how to get your allergies under control.

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Healthwise: Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation 8K Run & 4K Walk

Updated: 03/09/2011 - Folks in Charlottesville are hitting the pavement to raise money. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell looks ahead to the 15th annual 8K run/ 4K walk. She's also checking in with the the oldest man running the race.

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Healthwise: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: 03/02/2011 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Doctors at Martha Jefferson Hospital are spreading the word and hoping to get people to pay more attention to their colon health.

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Healthwise: Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Posted: 02/23/2011 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell highlights the work of an unique physical therapist hoping to make life much easier for one person living in a world of darkness.

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Healthwise: MRI Compatible Pacemakers

Updated: 02/16/2011 - A new device is changing the way patients receive care. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell tells us about a new pacemaker that's allowing patients to manage their cardiac problems and employ MRI imaging.

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Healthwise: Pradaxa New Alternative to Coumadin

Updated: 02/02/2011 - A new drug is making management of heart conditions and blood levels much easier for patients in Charlottesville. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell details a new alternative blood thinner that's making patients feel better and cutting their trips to the doctor.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Migraine Therapy

Updated: 01/26/2011 - If you suffer from migraines you may want to try physical therapy. Martha Jefferson Hospital is now offering a new treatment that's helping Charlottesville patients reduce the painful episodes.

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Healthwise: Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

Updated: 01/19/2011 - Dealing with foot and ankle pain just got a little easier in Charlottesville. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell takes us to Dr. Jimmy Downing's office where he's curing chronic foot conditions using your very own plasma.

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Healthwise: tPA Stroke Treatment

Updated: 01/13/2011 - Doctors at Martha Jefferson Hospital are now able to reverse a stroke with an injection.The tPA treatment is helping stroke patients in Charlottesville get back on the road to recovery.

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Healthwise: Radiation from Security Scanners

Updated: 01/10/2011 - Intensive body scanners in airports are creating controversy across the country. Now doctors are also concerned and studying how much radiation the scanners emit. TSA says only a small amount of radiation is released when someone is inside of the scanner.

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Healthwise: Realistic Resolutions

Updated: 12/29/2010 - It's time for New Year's Resolutions, but the problem is many typically fall off the bandwagon in a matter of weeks. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell details how to keep the resolution going throughout the new year.

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Healthwise: Revolution Health Center

Updated: 12/22/2010 - If you're sick and have tried a variety of medicines and doctors with few results, don't throw in the towel just yet. There may be another option. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell visits Revolution Health Center for a look at alternative medical treatments.

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Healthwise: The Dangers of Infant Diets

Updated: 12/20/2010 - With an increased emphasis on childhood obesity, many parents are now taking serious measures to stop their infants from becoming overweight. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise segment, CBS19 examines the negative effects of infant diets.

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Healthwise: Youth Sports and Concussions

Updated: 12/08/2010 - Whether it's soccer, hockey or football, youth sports can be dangerous, sometimes resulting in a concussion. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell examines when it's time to take your child out of the game.

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Healthwise: New Spring Creek Facility

Updated: 12/02/2010 - Martha Jefferson Hospital officially opened a new medical facility Wednesday to better serve the growing Spring Creek community of Louisa County. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell toured the facility and talked to the lead physician.

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Healthwise: Holiday Blood Donors Needed

Updated: 11/24/2010 - Officials at Martha Jefferson say blood donors are in higher demand during the holiday season. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell examines why demand is higher this time of year.

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Healthwise: Windburn

Updated: 01/10/2011 - Windburn is a common problem that impacts many people during the winter months. Symptoms include redness, chapped dry skin, hot burning, and/or swelling.

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Healthwise:Simply Balanced

Updated: 11/10/2010 - The goal of Martha Jefferson Hospital's Simply Balanced program is to help patients, staff and visitors eat healthier meals in the cafeteria.

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