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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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Healthwise: Type II Diabetes

Updated: 11/04/2010 - Diabetes is a disease in which the body can no longer process sugar. Doctors say the more patients know about the disease the better equipped they will be to both handle and prevent it.

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Healthwise: Palliative Care Team

Updated: 10/27/2010 - Martha Jefferson Hospital's Palliative Care Team consists of nurses, a doctor and a chaplain. The team works together to help patients deal with illness, conduct family counseling sessions and create treatment goals.

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Healthwise: Diagnosing a Disease

Updated: 10/20/2010 - Individuals who work in the pathology lab are sort of like the doctors behind the doctors. They give physicians information needed to make a diagnosis. In this week's Healthwise segment, we go behind the scenes at Martha Jefferson's pathology lab.

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Healthwise: Detecting Breast Cancer Genes

Updated: 10/14/2010 - New genetic testing for cancer patients is underway at Martha Jefferson Hospital. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, we find out how finding one particular gene could not only save the patient, but members of their family as well.

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Healthwise: Treating Fractured Collarbones

Updated: 09/29/2010 - There’s a new treatment for a common injury. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell shows how a local doctor is using a new method to treat fractured collarbones.

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Healthwise: Hysterectomy Rehab Class

Updated: 09/22/2010 - A rehab class in Charlottesville is helping women recover after surgery. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell discovered how a few exercises can make all the difference after a hysterectomy.

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Healthwise: Prostate Cancer Screenings

Updated: 09/16/2010 - Prostate cancer is a disease that often has no symptoms, therefore many men are diagnosed in the late stages of the disease. However, doctors are pushing for prostate cancer screenings to help men treat it while it's still curable.

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Healthwise: Blood Donations

Updated: 09/09/2010 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is asking Charlottesville residents to donate blood. They need all types of blood for a variety of purposes.

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Healthwise: Varicose Veins

Updated: 09/02/2010 - Varicose veins are not only unsightly, they can also be very harmful. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell discovered how doctors are using technology to make those veins disappear.

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Healthwise: CT Scans and Radiation

Updated: 10/25/2010 - CT scans that are commonly done at Martha Jefferson and other hospitals expose patients to radiation. Don't worry though, in this week's Healthwise segment CBS19's Cheryn Stone discovered what doctors do to lower exposure risks.

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Healthwise: Back to School Nutrition

Updated: 08/18/2010 - Now that children are heading back to school, doctors say it's just as important to ask what they ate for lunch as it is to ask if they did their homework. This week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise details how to get your students to make healthy choices.

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Healthwise: Back-to-School Stress

Updated: 08/11/2010 - As kids return to classes, join clubs, tryout for sports teams and receive homework assignments, they're likely to become more stressed. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone discovered how we can help them through a time of stress.

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Healthwise: Blood Clots

Updated: 08/04/2010 - The United States Surgeon General is calling blood clots a national crisis. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone discovered what actions doctors are taking to prevent the disease.

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