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Drinking Soda Could Equal Weight Gain

Updated: 09/19/2007 - Obesity researchers say these, sweetened drinks are the only specific food that clinical research has directly linked to weight gain.

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Doctor Diagnosis

Updated: 09/21/2007 - Doctors and medical students at UVa are getting some extra help when it comes to diagnosing patients.

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Cavities Make a Come Back

Updated: 09/12/2007 - Cavities can be a sore subject, and they are on the rise. According to CNN a new study suggests the number of cavities are increasing in children.

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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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