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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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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: EEG

Updated: 11/19/2009 - Doctors at Martha Jefferson Hospital are thinking about how we think, and they have a new tool to help them. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone found out how the EEG is helping doctors diagnose their patients.

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Virginia Democrat Explains Vote Against Health Bill

Posted: 11/09/2009 - Democrat Rep. Rick Boucher says he voted against health care legislation because of concerns about a government insurance option and Medicare reimbursement disparities.

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Health Care Legislation

Posted: 11/09/2009 - The Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday night to expand coverage to tens of millions who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry.

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Healthwise: Heart To Heart

Posted: 11/05/2009 - A new program at Martha Jefferson Hospital is helping people living with heart and vascular disease down the road to recovery. The idea was sparked by a patient who though something was missing in her treatment. The program is called "Heart To Heart".

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Healthwise: Balloon Kyphoplasty

Updated: 10/29/2009 - Old bones are getting a new boost thanks to a procedure called Balloon Kyphoplasty {KIE-FO-PLASTY}. Doctors at Martha Jefferson Hospital have performed nearly 500 of the life-changing procedures.

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High Risk Clinic in Louisa County Gets Extra H1N1 Vaccine Doses

Updated: 10/27/2009 - People from across the region lined up Tuesday in Louisa County to get their swine flu vaccinations. Every dose matters. President Obama declared a health emergency over the weekend to expedite H1N1 vaccinations, but many parts of the country are doing without.

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Va. Quarantine Ordered for "Coastal Kudzu"

Posted: 10/26/2009 - In a bid to halt the spread of an invasive vine that can crowd out native plants and endanger the habitats of animals, Virginia agriculture officials are announcing a quarantine on beach vitex.

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U.S. Swine Flu Deaths Surpass 1,000

Posted: 10/23/2009 - Federal health officials say swine flu is more widespread now than it's ever been. CDC officials said Friday that swine flu has resulted in more than 1,000 deaths in the United States so far.

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