Updated: 6:51 PM 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: 7:50 PM 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.
Updated: 9:34 AM 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: 6:26 PM 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: 7:06 AM 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: 3:38 PM Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses.
Updated: 1:22 PM 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: 6:49 PM 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: 11:09 AM 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: 6:43 PM 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: 6:28 PM 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: 5:26 PM 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: 11:41 AM 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.
Updated: 11:44 AM We're used to looking at TV monitors and taking direction from automated systems. Now, the thinking behind that technology is in use at Martha Jefferson Hospital. CBS19's Cheryn Stone found out how the system works to help patients and their families.
Updated: 11:10 AM Many people struggling with weight loss turn to Bariatric Surgery as a solution. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, Cheryn Stone spoke to one woman who is changing the experience for many patients.