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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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Beth on the Bright Side: Thermography Scans

Updated: 10/13/2009 - The American Cancer Society says the number of cases of breast cancer has gone down over the years. In this week's Beth on the Bright Side, Beth Duffy learned more about a new piece of equipment that is helping with early detection.

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Swine Flu Possible Factor in Boy's Death

Updated: 10/12/2009 - A 9-year old Woodbrook Elementary student died Saturday and the swine flu may have been a factor in his illness. School leaders say counselors will be on hand at the school Monday to talk with kids about the death of Carson Raymond.

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Healthwise: Radio-Frequency Pacemaker -- October 7th

Updated: 10/08/2009 - Martha Jefferson is the first hospital in central Virginia to implant a radio-frequency pacemaker. The new device allows doctors to more easily monitor a patient's heart rhythm.

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Va. High School Cancels Classes Due to Flu

Posted: 10/08/2009 - A private school in Roanoke has canceled classes for eighth through 12th grades through Friday and postponed a football game because of an outbreak of a flu-like illness.

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UVa Receives First Shipment of H1N1 Vaccine

Updated: 10/06/2009 - The University of Virginia has received its first shipments of H1N1 influenza vaccine. Thousands of doses of nasal mist will immunize health care workers.

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Some Clinics Running Low on Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Posted: 10/06/2009 - A vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu is expected in Virginia in a matter of days, but the seasonal flu vaccines are already available. However, supplies may run out.

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Flu Might Overcrowd Hospitals in Va.

Posted: 10/01/2009 - A new report warns that if a third of people wind up catching swine flu, Virginia and 14 other states could run out of hospital beds around the time the outbreak peaks.

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A World First: Vaccine Helps Prevent HIV Infection

Posted: 09/24/2009 - For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible.

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Hampton Roads Child Dies From Swine Flu

Posted: 09/11/2009 - Public health officials in Virginia are reporting the death of a Hampton Roads child who was diagnosed with the H1N1 influenza virus.

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New Genes That Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease Discovered

Updated: 09/08/2009 - A breakthrough in understanding who gets Alzheimer's Disease and how they get it. European scientists say they've discovered a new set of genes that contribute to Alzheimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia.

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