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Our stroke program earned two national awards for our fast, high-quality stroke care.http://newsroom.uvahealth.com/about/news-room/archives/uva-stroke-program-honored-with-two-national-quality-awards
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Focused ultrasound is now FDA-approved for essential tremor.
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Dr. Park says his inspiration is his dad, who is 73 and still practicing orthopedic hand surgery near Pittsburgh.
Joseph Park, MD, is an orthopedic at UVA Medical Center. He specializes in foot and ankle disorders.
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For individuals with cancer, Alzheimer's disease, autism and other conditions, there's no routine visit to the dentist.
For people with special needs/medical problems, routine dental care is hard. UVA dentists care for patients with autism, cancer, Alzheimer's disease & more.
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Sadly, children as young as 5 and 6 are developing body image issues.
Children and teens are constantly exposed to unrealistic images of what their bodies should look like, which could cause them to develop body image issues.
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Infectious disease researchers are working on a rapid diagnostic test for Zika.
Zika is on the rise in Brazil, but what about here? UVA infectious disease expert Bill Petri explains how Zika spreads and steps you can take to prevent it.
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Prince Harry got tested for HIV this week as a way to raise awareness about how easy - and crucial - testing is.
HIV is still an epidemic in the U.S. Most at risk: young gay black men. But with new prevention meds, home tests, HIV healthcare access, it can be stopped.
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Cool research! It turns out your immune system controls your social behavior; for example, when you’re ill, you become withdrawn because your immune system says not to spread the disease. So this means more introverted people may have more active immune systems! http://newsroom.uvahealth.com/about/news-room/archives/shocking-new-role-found-for-the-immune-system-controlling-social-interaction
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Although Drema Robertson might lose her life to stage 4 cancer, she's prepared for any outcome.
Drema Robertson is likely to lose her life to cancer. For her and others with life-threatening illnesses, considering all areas of well-being — psychological, social and spiritual, in addition to physical — can mean better quality of life.
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Chronic dry eye may eventually affect your vision. See an eye doctor if you're experiencing this.
Chronic dry eye can lead to blurred vision and glare, and Lasik surgery can make it worse. Get dry eye treatment information in this health podcast.
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Some valve surgeries can be done with smaller incisions, meaning a faster and less painful recovery for patients.
During minimally invasive heart surgery, surgeons can do valve repair or valve replacement or bypass without making large incisions or breaking bones.
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The researchers who stuck their smartphones into the hospital’s tube system, which sends samples to the medical lab, didn’t have grants or a complex strategy for their project. They were just curious: Why, after years without issues, did a few blood samples get damaged in the system?
UVA's May 2016 research news included a gene responsible for heart attack & stroke prevention and a smartphone pneumatic tube system project.
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Welcome! UVA Health System includes a 604-bed hospital, a Children's Hospital and nationally recognized heart and cancer centers. We offer primary and specialty care throughout Central Virginia. 

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