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Controversial Uterine Transplants

Posted: 01/18/2007 - It's being called a breakthrough in the medical field, a new procedure offering hope to women who are no longer able to have children as a result of cancer or other injury.

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UVa Tops Nation in Lung Transplants

Posted: 01/18/2007 - The UVa Medical Center is at the top of a new national report ranking hospitals on the highest survival rate of lung transplants.

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PVCC Creates New Nursing Program

Posted: 01/18/2007 - After gauging the need for more nurses, Piedmont Virginia Community College is starting a new LPN program.

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State Farm Says No Smoking on Its Property

Posted: 01/18/2007 - As legislators across the country grapple with the issue of smoking in the workplace, one of Charlottesville’s largest employers has taken matters into its own hands.

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Bill Looks To Vaccinate Girls For HPV

Posted: 01/18/2007 - Virginia is one of the first states to join a nationwide effort to prevent cervical cancer. Delegate Philip Hamilton (R-93rd) is pioneering a bill that would make it mandatory for middle school aged girls to get the vaccine.

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Are Cloned Cow Meat and Milk Ok?

Posted: 01/08/2007 - According to the FDA cloned cow meat and milk are fine for consumption but one Maryland dairy farmer does not agree.

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Flu Vaccine Surplus

Posted: 12/28/2006 - There are no automatic first in lines to receive flu shots anymore.

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Pandemic Flu Preparations

Posted: 12/28/2006 - The question is not will a flu pandemic happen, but when will it happen.

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Infant Mortality Up In Virginia

Posted: 12/28/2006 - A study about Virginia’s health released this week brought one issue facing Virginia to the fore front.

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Fighting Meth

Posted: 12/28/2006 - UVa's Center for Addiction Research is doing a study that could help people hooked on methamphetamines overcome their addiction to the increasingly popular drug.

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Absinthe Revival

Updated: 02/05/2007 - It's been called mind-altering. It's even said to have been the cause of murder. It's a strong alcohol, but some say it's a dangerous drug. It's called Absinthe.

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UVa Hosts 5K

Posted: 12/28/2006 - Runners took their mark Saturday morning for the 15th annual 5k run/walk.

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UVa's ICU Patients Heal Faster

Posted: 12/28/2006 - A unique program at the University of Virginia's Intensive Care Unit focuses on strengthening the mind and body to get critically ill patients, better, faster.

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Anorexia Kills Crozet Teenager

Posted: 12/28/2006 - Marie Jarvis feels anorexia is a horrible disease because it made her daughter a statistic.

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Mumps Outbreak

Posted: 12/28/2006 - The Thomas Jefferson Health District has officially declared an outbreak of mumps after three probable cases were affirmed by the CDC.

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Concussion Concerns

Posted: 12/28/2006 - Concussions were long thought of as relatively minor injuries. But new studies show that the injury, particularly when it happens to an athlete, could cause permanent problems.

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Mumps: 9 Cases?

Posted: 12/28/2006 - The breakdown of the nine people going through tests is five University of Virginia students, three adults somewhere in the community, and one kindergarten student.

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UVa Mumps Case: Vaccination Deadline

Posted: 12/28/2006 - An opportunity was given to students to prove they were already vaccinated against the disease, but their deadline to do so has passed.

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UVa Studies Binge Eating and Drinking

Updated: 01/19/2007 - The University of Virginia is starting a new study. The goal is to find out if the urges that may lead to binge drinking and binge eating together can be controlled.

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Cancer Prevention Through Music

Posted: 12/28/2006 - This year there's been a lot of attention paid to Cervical Cancer, the virus that can cause it- HPV, and a new vaccine that could prevent it. Now a performer is on the road raising awareness about the disease.

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Stores Pull Spinach Off Shelves

Posted: 12/28/2006 - The Food and Drug Administration only warns against bagged spinach, but local grocery stores are pulling both bagged and loose spinach from the shelves. It's even being pulled from salad bars.

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FDA Committee Recommends Premature Birth Drug

Posted: 12/28/2006 - The advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration decided to recommend a new drug to prevent premature births. In clinical trials, Gestiva, has been known to reduce the number of babies born prematurely.

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Keeping Off The Freshman 15

Posted: 12/28/2006 - Almost 3,000 first-year UVA students are living away from home for the first-time and so they're facing lifestyle changes and choices.

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