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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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Eating Healthy for the New Year

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A lof of people are looking to lose weight as part of their New Year's resolution but health food retailer say that working out is just part of the equation. You have to incorporate a healthy diet as well.

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Preparing For Winter Illnesses

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Besides cold temperatures this winter, you can also expect winter illnesses. There haven't been any outbreaks yet, and doctors hope to keep it that way by helping patients prepare.

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UVa Launches Heart Clinic

Updated: 12/09/2008 - The UVa Health System launched a new healthcare delivery system Tuesday. Doctors say that they realized that there is a need for gender specific cardiovascular care, which is why UVa decided to launch a women's heart clinic.

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Doctors at UVA in 97th Percentile for Opening Heart Arteries Quickly

Updated: 11/26/2008 - An online cardiology publication named the University of Virginia Health System in the top three percent of hospitals for treating heart attacks. They say UVA excels at opening up blocked Cardio-vascular arteries with a balloon. It's a treatment for patients suffering from an acute type of heart attack.

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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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