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Study: No Health Benefits in Choosing Organic

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Researchers in London reviewed 162 scientific papers published over the past 50 years and found no health or nutritional benefits in choosing organic foods over ordinary foods. The organic market is a $48 billion business.

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UVa Researchers Say A Fat Tax May Curb Obesity

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Studies continue to show that waistlines in America are still expanding. Now, leaders in Washington are looking at the idea of creating a "fat tax." Local researchers say, that may not be a bad idea.

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Pregnant Women First to Get Swine Flu Vaccine

Updated: 07/30/2009 - A government panel has recommended that certain groups be placed at the front of the line for swine flu vaccinations this fall, including pregnant women, health care workers, and children six months and older.

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Nearly 2,000 Show Up for Free Health Care in Virginia

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Nearly 2,000 people crowded onto a southwest Virginia fairgrounds and waited hours to receive free dental care, eyeglasses and medical procedures. Several volunteers from the University of Virginia Medical Center provided care.

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Local Doctor Voices Concern Over Health Care Bill

Updated: 07/22/2009 - A local doctor says that President Obama's health care plan will make a growing problem worse by creating more red tape for physicians and bankrupting private insurers.

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Swine Flu Hits Local Children's Camp; Other Camps Take Precautions

Updated: 07/17/2009 - With seven confirmed cases of swine flu at a University of Virginia sponsored children's camp this summer, health officials want to make sure parents know how to keep their kids safe during their stay at summer camps in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Health Care Debate Continues In Charlottesville

Updated: 07/15/2009 - Health Care reform is sparking debate in Washington and right here in Charlottesville. A local protest of the health care bill currently in Congress is in the works.

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Martha Jefferson Group Wins "Best Nursing Team" Award

Updated: 07/14/2009 - One team of nurses at Martha Jefferson Hospital is busy winning awards for their service. Nurses in South Seven Oncology recently landed on the cover of Advance for Nurses magazine as the 2009 Best Nursing Team award winner.

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UVa. Researchers Make Groundbreaking Parkinson's Discoveries

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Parkinson's researchers at the UVa Medical Center have made some groundbreaking discoveries. The disease is a major medical problem with no cure, but researchers are looking at a new light therapy treatment for the disease.

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AP: Zicam Not Alone Among Medicines in Side Effect Reports

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Zicam and hundreds of other homeopathic remedies - highly diluted drugs made from natural ingredients - are legally sold as treatments with explicit claims of medical benefit. Yet they don't require federal checks for safety, effectiveness or even the right ingredients.

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Carter-Harrison Building Dedicated

Posted: 06/11/2009 - More than 200 scientists and 60 research teams at the University of Virginia have a new place to further their medical research.

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Va Agency Advises People about Rx Data Breach

Posted: 06/03/2009 - The Virginia Department of Health Professions is mailing notifications to 530,000 people whose Social Security numbers may have been accessed after a hacker breached the state's prescription monitoring program in late April 2009.

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Nurses from UVA Honored During Hospital Week

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Three nurses from the University of Virginia Health System are giving Nursing Excellence Awards as hospitals across the country celebrate Hospital Week.

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Melanoma Vaccine Still in the Works at UVa Medical Center

Updated: 05/12/2009 - University of Virginia doctors are leading the way in trying to get a melanoma vaccine approved by the FDA. The vaccine is in the experimental stages, so doctors say you should still take basic sun precautions.

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"Mini-Med" Students Get Crash Course

Updated: 05/01/2009 - More than 100 people from all walks of life are getting a look at what it's like to be med students thanks to the University of Virginia's Mini-Med School program. For some, it's a chance to improve their lives and the lives of loved ones.

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