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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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Healthwise: Hi-Tech Pharmacy

Updated: 10/23/2009 - Martha Jefferson Hospital has recently been named one of the most wried hospitals in the country, and the robots they use to fill prescriptions is just one reason why.

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New Research Says Cancer Screenings Need Improvement

Updated: 10/22/2009 - For years doctors have been recommending health screenings for patients, but new research shows they may not be as helpful as once thought. Mark Tenia learned what that means for people who receive screenings.

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Reporter Stephanie Satchell Recounts Her Bout with Swine Flu

Updated: 10/16/2009 - The swine flu hit close to home at the Newsplex. On Monday, we learned that Newsplex Reporter Stephanie Satchell had the virus. She's back to work on Friday and feeling much better. She spoke with us about her illness and her recovery. Here's the Q & A.

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Healthwise: Prostate Screening

Posted: 10/15/2009 - Over one in ten men in Charlottesville who get a prostate screening at Martha Jefferson Hospital have abnormal results. In this week's Healthwise segment, Cheryn Stone asks a urologist to share information that may save a life.

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