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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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FDA to Approve Plan B for 17-Year-Olds

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration, reversing field, will allow 17-year-olds get the 'morning-after' birth control pill without a doctor's prescription, a government health official said Wednesday.

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First Case of Measles Reported in Virginia

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The Virginia Department of Health says a Prince William County resident has measles. It's the state's first confirmed case of the virus this year.

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Study: Skin Cancer Risk May Be Genetic

Posted: 04/22/2009 - People with dark hair who tan easily tend to dismiss warnings about spending too much time in the sun, but a new UPenn study now finds these sun-lovers are not immune to skin cancer.

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Daylight Savings Time and Losing Sleep

Posted: 03/06/2009 - It's National Sleep Awareness Week, and it's also time to spring forward an hour Sunday. How can you keep alert and rested despite losing an hour of sleep?

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Study: Moderate Alcohol Intake Can Increase the Risk of Cancer for Women

Updated: 02/27/2009 - If you're a woman, you might want to think twice before you have one glass of wine or beer a day. According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a study conducted by the University of Oxford shows that low to moderate alcohol consumption in women increases the risk of certain cancers.

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House Passes Children's Health Insurance Bill

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The House overwhelmingly approved a bill extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, giving President Barack Obama a much-needed win on health care and taking a first step toward his promise of universal coverage.

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CDC Report: STI Cases Continue To Rise

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Centers for Disease Control says despite prevention efforts, the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections are on the rise.

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New Study Shows Secondhand Smoke Dangers Greater

Updated: 01/02/2009 - We've known for years just how hazardous smoking is to your health, but a new CDC study shows the effects of secondhand smoke may be worse than experts initially thought.

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