Updated: 05/27/2010 - The third leading cause of death in the United States is stroke, and May is Stroke Awareness Month. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone reports strokes are preventable, and acting quickly can be the difference between life and death.
Updated: 05/19/2010 - When Health Care Reform takes full effect, it may change how patients are cared for by health care providers. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details how Martha Jefferson Hospital is preparing for the tough transition.
Updated: 05/12/2010 - The recently passed Health Care Reform legislation includes a shift from a paper-based to an electronic medical care setting. In this week's Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details the high-tech reform happening at Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Updated: 05/10/2010 - While playing video games sounds like fun to some people, for physical therapists at the Outpatient Care Center at Martha Jefferson Hospital, the Nintendo Wii is having a significant impact on how patients recover.
Updated: 04/28/2010 - Do you have medication that's expired or unnecessary sitting in your cabinet? In this week's Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone details how an event at Martha Jefferson Hospital can help you get rid of that cabinet filler, while preserving the environment and saving lives.
Updated: 04/21/2010 - Searching for a new doctor can be overwhelming. However, as CBS19's Laura Mammarella discovered, Martha Jefferson Hospital has a call center that can help you alleviate the stress and find a doctor.
Updated: 04/14/2010 - What happens in the hospital when you can no longer make choices about your own health care? It's a grim subject most people would rather not address. However, as Cheryn Stone found out in this week's Healthwise segment, it's never too early to start planning.
Updated: 04/07/2010 - The crippling pain of arthritis can literally stop some people in their tracks. However, joint replacement surgery offers a treatment for the pain. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone explains how the hospital prepares patients for life-changing treatment.
Posted: 04/01/2010 - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is declining to release records that document time, resources and meetings involved in his lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's health care reform package.
Updated: 03/31/2010 - When most people think about breast cancer detection, mammography often comes to mind. However, in this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell details how an MRI is now being use to fight the disease.
Updated: 03/25/2010 - New parents stop by a special brunch before they head home from Martha Jefferson Hospital. It's a chance for them to share stories with other new moms and get last minute questions answered, and is helping the transition from patients to parents.
Updated: 03/23/2010 - President Barack Obama has signed the $938 billion health care overhaul that guarantees coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans.
Updated: 03/17/2010 - In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Cheryn Stone highlights a high-tech cancer treatment that's improving outcomes for some patients.
Updated: 03/31/2010 - MRI machines are large, noisy, and uncomfortable, but an essential tool for modern medical care. That is, if patients can get through the test. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone reports it will get easier, beginning this weekend.
Updated: 03/09/2010 - The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease in Virginia is expected to rise to 160,000 people by 2025. That's up from 130,000 in Virginia now affected by the disease, according to a new report.
Updated: 03/09/2010 - To raise awareness of the dangers of colon cancer, former city councilor Rev. Alvin Edwards allowed CBS19 cameras to roll during his colonoscopy at Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Updated: 03/04/2010 - Hundreds are expected to run the 14th Annual Martha Jefferson Hospital 8K Run & 4K Walk this month. Money raised goes back into the Charlottesville community.
Updated: 03/03/2010 - Author and Paralympics ski racer, Josh Sundquist, is a former patient of the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. Tuesday night, he helped the hospital share progress made on new outpatient and procedure buildings.
Posted: 03/02/2010 - Researchers at the University of Virginia are hoping for FDA approval in the next few months for an at-home fertility test for men. The technology was discovered at UVa and will be marketed by a Charlottesville-based company.
Updated: 02/24/2010 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is working with a local elementary school to give students hands on lessons in healthy living. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone shares the story of this partnership and how it's helping the children.
Updated: 02/20/2010 - Virginia's health commissioner says 36 deaths in the state have been linked to the swine flu outbreak.
Updated: 02/18/2010 - February is American Heart Month. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone takes a look at new outpatient care technology at Martha Jefferson Hospital and how it's helping to better diagnose patients with serious heart problems.
Updated: 02/19/2010 - Officials at Martha Jefferson Hospital have mapped out their triage process in the emergency room in a way that allows patients to have minimal wait times to receive treatment. Through ample staffing, MJH has weathered winter injuries.