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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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Healthwise: Patients Find Comfort at "Something Special Shop"

Updated: 06/02/2010 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is teaming up with a local shop to help provide cancer patients with the tools they'll need after the cancer is gone. In this week's Healthwise segment, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell tours the "Something Special Shop."

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Healthwise: Stroke Prevention

Updated: 05/27/2010 - The third leading cause of death in the United States is stroke, and May is Stroke Awareness Month. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone reports strokes are preventable, and acting quickly can be the difference between life and death.

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Healthwise: Changes in Patient Care

Updated: 05/19/2010 - When Health Care Reform takes full effect, it may change how patients are cared for by health care providers. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details how Martha Jefferson Hospital is preparing for the tough transition.

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Healthwise: Online Medical Records

Updated: 05/12/2010 - The recently passed Health Care Reform legislation includes a shift from a paper-based to an electronic medical care setting. In this week's Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details the high-tech reform happening at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

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Healthwise: Clean Construction

Updated: 05/06/2010 - Construction sites are dirty, but the hundreds of people at work at the site of the new Martha Jefferson Hospital on Pantops Mountain have to keep the area clean. Too much dust floating around could make sick patients even worse or contaminate the equipment doctors will use.

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Healthwise: Disposing Expired or Unwanted Medicines

Updated: 04/28/2010 - Do you have medication that's expired or unnecessary sitting in your cabinet? In this week's Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details how an event at Martha Jefferson Hospital can help you get rid of that cabinet filler, while preserving the environment and saving lives.

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Healthwise: Finding A New Doctor

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Searching for a new doctor can be overwhelming. However, as CBS19's Laura Mammarella discovered, Martha Jefferson Hospital has a call center that can help you alleviate the stress and find a doctor.

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Healthwise: Advance Directive Health Care

Updated: 04/14/2010 - What happens in the hospital when you can no longer make choices about your own health care? It's a grim subject most people would rather not address. However, as Cheryn Stone found out in this week's Healthwise segment, it's never too early to start planning.

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Healthwise: Joint Replacement Classes

Updated: 04/07/2010 - The crippling pain of arthritis can literally stop some people in their tracks. However, joint replacement surgery offers a treatment for the pain. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone explains how the hospital prepares patients for life-changing treatment.

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Healthwise: Breast Cancer MRI Exams

Updated: 03/31/2010 - When most people think about breast cancer detection, mammography often comes to mind. However, in this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell details how an MRI is now being use to fight the disease.

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Healthwise: New Moms Brunch

Updated: 03/25/2010 - New parents stop by a special brunch before they head home from Martha Jefferson Hospital. It's a chance for them to share stories with other new moms and get last minute questions answered, and is helping the transition from patients to parents.

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Healthwise: Precision Radiation Treatment

Updated: 03/17/2010 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone highlights a high-tech cancer treatment that's improving outcomes for some patients.

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Healthwise: MRI Improvements

Updated: 03/31/2010 - MRI machines are large, noisy, and uncomfortable, but an essential tool for modern medical care. That is, if patients can get through the test. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone reports it will get easier, beginning this weekend.

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