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How Kidney Dialysis Works

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Hundreds of thousands of Americans require kidney dialysis treatment. The National Kidney Foundation estimates more than 20 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease.

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UVa Researchers Make Vasectomy Breakthrough

Updated: 11/15/2008 - A project 27 years in the making is about to come to fruition for researchers at the University of Virginia and when the product hits store shelves, it could be a big boost for men who have undergone a very sensitive surgery.

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UVa Students Out to Solve World Health Problems

Updated: 11/07/2008 - Dozens of UVa students criss-crossed the globe this summer, working with health care professionals in underdeveloped areas. The problems they encountered and their solutions for solving them were on display Friday at the Rotunda.

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Nelson County Doc Looks Back on 50 Years

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Folks in Nelson County took time Thursday night to honor a man who's touched thousands of lives in the community over the past half-century. Dr. Robert "Bob" Raynor is retiring from the medical practice he started back in 1958.

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FDA Debates the Safety of Giving Cold Medicine to Kids

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Parents wondering whether to give cold and cough medicines to their kids may not get help from the government anytime soon. Food and Drug Administration officials at a public hearing Thursday said they need to gather more data on whether over-the-counter remedies are safe and effective for children ages 2-6. The FDA is also worried that a ban - as sought by leading pediatricians' groups - might only drive parents to give adult medicines to their youngsters.

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UVa Researchers Look To Cure Tumors Using Light

Updated: 08/05/2008 - UVa researchers have come up with a new, innovative way to kill cancer cells, and it could potentially be a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease.

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Virginia Sees Record Highs in Health Care Coverage

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced Tuesday that more children and pregnant women are receiving health care coverage through Virginia’s health insurance programs than at any time in the state’s history.

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New Drugs Show Promise in Fight to Cure Alzheimer's

Updated: 07/21/2008 - It is estimated some five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is only expected to increase in the coming years. Researchers across the country are trying to develop drugs to combat the condition, and two experimental vaccines are showing real promise.

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UVA Ranks Nationally as a Top Hospital

Updated: 01/25/2012 - U.S. News and World Reports announced that the University of Virginia Health Systems has been ranked as one of America's Best Hospitals. Seven medical specialties at UVA ranked on the 19-th annual survey.

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Cholesterol Drugs Recommended For Some 8-Year-Olds

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Doctor's are continuing to look at ways to fight the nation's number one killer, heart disease. They say more and more evidence shows the disease begins early in life, which is why cholesterol drugs are now being recommended for some children as young as eight.

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer is Rare, but Fast-Moving

Posted: 06/17/2008 - The Ameican Cancer Society estimates that nearly 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. this year. About 15% of those patients will have a rare, fast-moving form of the disease, called Triple Negative.

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Women's Four Miler Training Begins With a Bang

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Each year breast cancer is one of the leading killers of women in America. On Saturday hundreds of women gathered in Charlottesville to do something about it.

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E-Prescriptions; Saving You Time and Trips To Pharmacy

Updated: 04/29/2008 - For anyone that goes to the pharmacy to get prescriptions, a new technology could make getting the bottle filled a lot easier. It's called e-prescriptions and it's becoming a growing trend.

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Charlottesville Students Make "CHOICE"

Updated: 04/29/2008 - You probably don't let your kids eat whatever they want at home, but Charlottesville City Schools are looking at a pilot program that would encourage them to do just that at school.

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