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Kids in the Kitchen to Encourage Nutritious Living

Updated: 03/07/2008 - March is National Nutrition month and the Junior League of Charlottesville is helping to celebrate. Saturday morning they'll host their annual "Kids in the Kitchen" program at Johnson Elementary.

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Experts Say 2/3 of Hysterectomies May Be Unnecessary

Updated: 03/05/2008 - Many people look to surgery to help with chronic problems and hysterectomy operations are an option for many women. But experts are saying as many as two thirds of hysterectomies may be unnecessary.

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New Dialysis Treatment Gets Rave Reviews

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Updated: 02/29/2008 - More than a quarter-million Americans rely on kidney dialysis to survive. That's a fact that has patients spending hours in the doctor's office three times a week. But a new technology has hit Charlottesville and kidney patients say it's giving them a new lease on life.

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Senate Rejects HPV Vaccination Delay

Updated: 02/22/2008 - A Senate committee has rejected legislation to postpone mandatory vaccinations of sixth-grade girls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.

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Type One Herpes on the Rise in Youth

Posted: 02/15/2008 - Talking to your child about sex can be difficult for many parents, especially different types of sex. One local doctor fears some moms and dads are leaving out parts of the important conversation, because now herpes among youth is on the rise. How it's spread my surprise you.

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New Research on Autism Raises More Questions

Updated: 02/14/2008 - What causes autism is a question that still looms among doctors and experts, but this latest report has created more insight into this mysterious disorder.

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Virginia Flu Levels At Highest Levels

Updated: 02/14/2008 - The Virginia Department of Health reports that influenza is officially widespread in every district, which means flu cases are at their highest levels.

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Researchers Grow Heart in Lab

Updated: 01/16/2008 - Researchers from the University of Minnesota have transplanted cells to rebuild the diseased heart of a rat and get it to start beating.

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Sweet Treats Can Lead to Heart Problems

Updated: 01/12/2008 - From Thanksgiving thru Valentines Day, sweet treats are a holiday tradition, but for some they may also trigger episodes of holiday heart or rapid, irregular heart beats.

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Restaurants React to Proposed Smoking Ban

Updated: 01/07/2008 - When the 60-day legislative session begins in Richmond on Wednesday, Governor Tim Kaine will try once again to ban smoking in all Virginia restaurants.

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UVa Researchers Prove Healing Power of Magnets

Updated: 01/04/2008 - Magnets have long been thought to have healing powers and now, two University of Virginia professors have proved it to be true. They discovered magnets can reduce swelling and ease pain.

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Improving Surgery Through the Power of 3-D

Updated: 12/11/2007 - There’s some brand new technology right here in Charlottesville that’s changing they way doctors see while performing in the operating room.

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