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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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Healthwise: Ankle Fusion

Updated: 07/28/2010 - Most of us have dealt with a sprained ankle at some point in our lives. It's inconvenient and painful. Now, Martha Jefferson Hospital has a new fusion procedure to help patients who feel constant pain from ankle injuries.

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Healthwise: High Praise from Patients

Updated: 07/21/2010 - At Martha Jefferson Hospital, they're working to make sure they do right by the patients, and a new state-wide survey ranks Martha Jefferson Hospital third in overall patient satisfaction.

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Healthwise: Tick Removal

Updated: 07/14/2010 - Summer is the season for ticks, and doctors are getting more and more questions about the critters. Will a tick bite make you sick? What's the best way to remove one? The answers are in this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise.

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Healthwise: Diagnosing Genetic Diseases

Updated: 07/08/2010 - Couples expecting a baby can only hope that the child will be born healthy, but what's happening in a dark lab at Martha Jefferson Hospital is helping increase those chances. Cheryn Stone introduces us to a procedure that helps prevent life threatening injuries in newborns.

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Healthwise: Spoken Menu

Updated: 06/30/2010 - New automated tablets at Martha Jefferson Hospital allow dietary aides to interact more with patients as they take food orders. The tablets remember likes, dislikes and dietary needs.

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Healthwise: "Movin' On" Aerobics Class

Updated: 06/23/2010 - An aerobics group of cancer survivors that meets at Martha Jefferson Hospital is discovering that strength comes in many forms. In this week's Healthwise segment, CBS19's Cheryn Stone discovers they're building muscles, and more.

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Healthwise: Cooling Blankets

Updated: 06/16/2010 - A new, 'cool' tool is in use on heart attack patients at Martha Jefferson Hospital. As Cheryn Stone discovered, cooling blankets are used on unconscious patients to lower the body's temperature, protect the brain and preserve life.

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Healthwise: Treating Fibroids

Updated: 06/09/2010 - A free briefing taking place next week will give women advice on how to treat fibroids, or benign tumors of the uterine muscle. Symptoms can range from excessive bleeding to pain and pressure, but doctors want to let women know there are treatment options available.

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