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Healthwise: Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Updated: 01/03/2010 - Cancer patients in Charlottesville are getting improved treatment thanks to the radio. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone introduces a new state-of-the-art procedure that has nothing to do with A-M and F-M.

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Virginia Getting 700,000 More H1N1 Flu Vaccines

Posted: 12/22/2009 - The Virginia State Health Commissioner approved allocation of 700,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine. With this latest release of vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 3 million doses will have been sent to Virginia.

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Health Care Roundtable in Charlottesville

Updated: 12/18/2009 - One group pushing for health care reform say health care and small business make for a good combination. Small business owners, local leaders, and the group "Organizing for America" held a roundtable at Charlottesville City Hall Friday to discuss the issues at hand.

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House Leaders Pressure Webb, Warner on Health Bill

Posted: 12/17/2009 - The Republican speaker of Virginia's House of Delegates and its chief budget writer are pressuring Democrats senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb to oppose the Senate health reform bill.

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H1N1 Vaccines Available Locally Beginning Monday

Updated: 12/17/2009 - H1N1 vaccines will be available, by appointment only, at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Health Department for CDC priority groups beginning Monday, December 21.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Micro-Pigmentation

Updated: 12/16/2009 - If you love wearing makeup, but you're tired of applying it every day, there's another alternative. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Stephanie Satchell takes a look at semi-permanent makeup, micro-pigmentation.

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800,000 Doses of Kids' Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Hundreds of thousands of swine flu shots for children have been recalled because tests indicate the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials said Tuesday.

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Pet Treats Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Updated: 12/10/2009 - Certain pet treats have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Pet Carousel has recalled all their pig ear and beef hoof pet treats.

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Healthwise: Wii Therapy

Updated: 12/03/2009 - The Nintendo Wii is still atop many Christmas lists. The game system is popular with kids but also useful for adults. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise Cheryn Stone found out how the Wii is helping patients overcome obstacles in the recovery process.

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Healthwise: Thanksgiving Feast Portion Control

Updated: 11/25/2009 - Martha Jefferson Healthwise confronts this reality: one day and one huge temptation piled on top of another. It's hard to resist the Thanksgiving feast, even for the most conscious calorie-counter.

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GlaxoSmithKline Pulls Swine Flu Vaccines in Canada

Posted: 11/24/2009 - The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it has advised medical staff in Canada to not use one batch of swine flu vaccine for fear it may trigger life-threatening allergies.

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Local Swine Flu Related Death

Updated: 12/15/2009 - The swine flu claims two more Virginians, including a man from the Thomas Jefferson Health District. That's the health district that includes most of central Virginia including the Charlottesville area.

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Swine Flu Clinic Held at UVa

Posted: 11/19/2009 - Students at the University of Virginia attend a flu clinic Thursday to get their swine flu vaccines. University health officials gave the vaccine to students 24-years-old and younger.

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