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UVa Study: Nutritional Supplements a No-No

Updated: 09/06/2007 - If you're a runner or a body builder, you may have purchased and even used supplements that feature an antioxidant called N-acetylcysteine, better known as NAC. UVa researchers say if their lab rats are any indication, you may want to find some different supplements.

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New School Year Brings New Allergies

Updated: 08/21/2007 - With back to school season in full swing, there is a good chance your child may come home with new friends and new allergies.

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New Eye Care for Diabetics

Updated: 08/09/2007 - A clinic at UVA is working to make sure Diabetics get the treatment and exams they need. They're doing it with some cutting edge technology.

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Required Shots for 6th Graders

Updated: 08/03/2007 - It's required by law that all 6th-grade students must have a T-DAP booster shot before they attend school later on this month.

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Possible Link Between Autism and Pesticides

Updated: 07/31/2007 - A new study conducted by California's Department of Public Health suggests that there may be a potential link between autism and pesticides.

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Alzheimer's: Scratch and Sniff?

Updated: 07/13/2007 - More than five-thousand people in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas are living with Alzheimer’s and they aren't alone; over five-million Americans live with the disease.

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UVa Health Wins National Rankings

Updated: 07/13/2007 - Seven medical departments at the University of Virginia Health System are being nationally recognized.

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West Nile Virus Found in Virginia

Updated: 07/12/2007 - The Commonwealth of Virginia becomes the first state on the east coast to have a report of West Nile Virus.

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State to Help Combat Childhood Obesity

Updated: 07/06/2007 - The federal government plans on spending over one-billion dollars this year to fight what they are calling an epidemic with today's youth--childhood obesity.

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Breast Cancer Drugs Prove Cost-Effective

Posted: 07/02/2007 - Insurance companies know the price tag on cancer drugs isn't cheap. Now, a recent study is showing if these drugs are worth their price tag.

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Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

Posted: 07/02/2007 - A new study at UVa Medical Center is offering some patients an alternative to open-heart surgery. It's less invasive and recovery time is mere days. A Culpeper woman was the first to have it done.

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CT Scanner Provides 3-D Images

Posted: 07/02/2007 - Heart disease remains the number one killer of American adults. Now, hospitals in our area are taking advantage of the latest technology that can help detect the symptoms before its too late.

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Health Watch: Peripheral Arterial Disease

Updated: 07/01/2007 - If you ever have sudden cramping in your leg when exercising, it could be more than a charlie horse. Eight to 12 million Americans suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD.

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New State Law: Young Teens and Tanning Beds

Updated: 06/25/2007 - New state laws passed by the general assembly go into effect on July 1st and one of those laws is targeted at potential health risks for young people.

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Summertime Sun Safety

Posted: 07/02/2007 - With more people heading outdoors for summer, doctors want you to know how to protect yourself against the dangers of sun damage or even skin cancer.

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Driving with ADHD: Manual Transmission

Updated: 06/21/2007 - Psychologists at the University of Virginia have been researching the driving habits of teens with ADHD and, they believe the type of transmission you choose for your child may make the difference in serious driving situations.

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Healing Hearing Loss

Updated: 06/16/2007 - Hearing loss is the number one disability in the world. A team at the University of Virginia recently made significant strides in finding a cure for this disorder.

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Lung Cancer Awareness License Plates

Updated: 06/11/2007 - Lung cancer is responsible for 1.3 million deaths annually worldwide. One local woman is using her own personal tragedy to try to lower that number.

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Cancer Women Should Also Beware

Updated: 05/18/2007 - Friday wraps up National Women's Health Week, and doctors warn that there's another cancer, besides breast and skin, that many women just aren't aware of.

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Nobel Prize Winner in Charlottesville

Updated: 05/15/2007 - A winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine was in Charlottesville. He talks about why he won and how he will be helping UVa.

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