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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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Regulations on Common Food Ingredient

Updated: 11/29/2007 - For the first time ever the Food and Drug Administration held a public meeting Thursday to discuss putting limitations on what many doctors consider the most dangerous ingredient in your food, sodium

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CDC: Get Vaccinated

Updated: 11/27/2007 - Monday is the start to National Influenza Vaccination Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hoping this week will spark interest in Americans to get vaccinated.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Begins

Updated: 11/14/2007 - There are about 40-million people now enrolled in Medicare and about 77-million baby-boomers will be eligible by 2011.

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UVA Researchers Make Strides In Fight Against Diabetes

Updated: 11/06/2007 - November is Diabetes Awareness Month and researchers at the University of Virginia may have found a way to help treat millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes in the future.

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Kaine Pushing Mandatory Reporting Of MRSA To State

Updated: 10/19/2007 - The exact number of cases of MRSA is unknown because it is not a disease that must be reported to state health authorities but Governor Kaine is hoping to change that.

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Baby Cough and Cold Medicine Recall

Updated: 10/11/2007 - Makers of infants' nonprescription cough and cold products are voluntarily recalling certain medicines in the United States because of the danger of overdose.

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