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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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Relay for Life

Updated: 05/14/2007 - The two-day event was sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

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Oxycontin Executives Plead Guilty

Updated: 05/10/2007 - The maker of Oxycontin, along with a few executives, pleaded guilty Thursday to misleading the public about the risk of addiction to the drug.

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New Bill Boasts No Period for Women

Updated: 04/27/2007 - According to a report in the New York Times, next month the FDA is scheduled to approve a new birth control for women that would eliminate their monthly period.

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Fruits and Veggies Matter Campaign

Updated: 04/16/2007 - Recent studies released by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention show that most Americans do not eat the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

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BMW Drive For The Cure

Updated: 04/06/2007 - Friday was the 11th annual BMW ‘Drive For The Cure’.

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New ADHD Research Results

Updated: 04/06/2007 - A recent study in journal ‘Science’ shows new information on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children.

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Report Links Diet to Breast Cancer

Updated: 03/26/2007 - The latest findings reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute show the more fat in your diet, the higher your risk of getting breast cancer.

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Children's Sleep Study Results

Updated: 03/25/2007 - Medical researchers at UVa have found a link between the way your child sleeps and how it could affect their performance at school.

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Local Health Fair

Updated: 03/25/2007 - The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the UVa health system partnered up on Sunday.

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UVa Medical Center Unveils New Unit

Updated: 03/24/2007 - This new unit is both medically advanced and state of the art, complete with 20 private rooms, that will provide 24/7 service.

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The Celebration of Life

Updated: 03/19/2007 - Sunday marked the 13th annual Celebration of Life for cancer patients and survivors in our area.

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Sleepless in America

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Wake up America: The most recent study done by the National Sleep Foundation shows the majority of women are not getting the rest we need.

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The Gift of Life

Updated: 03/12/2007 - Nearly 95,000 people are currently awaiting an organ transplant in the US and more than 2,000 of those are in Virginia.

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World Kidney Day

Updated: 03/08/2007 - March 8th is World Kidney Day; an internationally recognized day to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease.

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