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UVA Named to 100 Great Orthopedic Programs list

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Virginia Medical Center has been honored among “100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs” for 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review.


Virginia Tech graduate student develops new biobased materials for drug delivery

In drug delivery research, finding a pharmaceutically active molecule is only half the battle: the drug must also be able to safely reach its target.


Virginia Tech scientists reveal cellular clockwork underlying inflammation

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate inflammation — a discovery that could have important implications for the treatment of allergies, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer.


Missing link found between brain, immune system: With major disease implications

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.


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VCU physician-researcher to help advise the nation on preventive care

Alex Krist, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and population health at VCU, today was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.


Combat doc settles in Augusta County, finds meaning

Rob Marsh, combat physician, found himself Rob Marsh, combat patient. But before that could happen, instinct would kick in.


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Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine students address end-of-life decisions for pet owners

Euthanasia is one of the most sensitive areas of veterinary medicine, but a group of students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech decided to tackle it head on with a series of educational events.


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Partnership with FamilyWize helps United Way of Greater Augusta save residents $2M on prescriptions

United Way of Greater Augusta and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed up to make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or even those with insurance that doesn’t cover the medicine.


UVA rated in top 5 percent nationally for breastfeeding care

A federal survey ranked UVA Medical Center in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally for its support of breastfeeding.


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Virginia Tech Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine moves to Blacksburg

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has moved its Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine to Blacksburg.


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UVA research finds academic ability of New York teachers has increased

A new study of New York State teachers shows that since 1999, the academic ability of both those certified to teach and those hired to teach has increased substantially.


Chris A. Ghaemmaghami named Chief Medical Officer at UVA Medical Center

Chris A. Ghaemmaghami, MD, has been named chief medical officer for the University of Virginia Medical Center. He has served as the interim CMO since February.


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Board of Health vote is crucial step in protecting women’s health

Today’s affirmative vote on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action is the first step toward ensuring that rules for women’s health centers are based in medicine and reflect the safety record of first-trimester abortion.


Shenandoah University to host Ebola panel discussion on Dec. 2

Shenandoah University will present an Ebola panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, on the campus of Shenandoah University.


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Virginia Tech class mobilizes for health outreach program

When The Health Wagon, a spiffy 2014-model motorhome, rolled onto the Drillfield this week, it wasn;t there to deliver flu shots or accept blood donations, but rather to tell a story.


Siblings find EMU the right place to thrive and grow

The EMU database contains 46 family names associated with siblings enrolled in the fall of 2014. Three families have a trio of offspring enrolled, including two sets of parents who themselves graduated from EMU.


UVA study IDs how teaching hospitals can improve retention, morale

UVA researchers have identified a simple way for teaching hospitals to elevate doctors’ job satisfaction and improve retention: make sure the doctors have the right mix of responsibilities.


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Tools of the Trade: What Washington needs to do to lead well

My dad loved his toolbox. And maybe just as much as he loved his toolbox, he enjoyed getting new tools. One thing I realized as a young boy, however, is that no matter how many new tools he got, he always went back to his old faithfuls.


Get ready for Small Business Saturday in Staunton

I admit I have a love affair with the business owners of Staunton, Virginia. There. I said it. I can’t help it though!


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ObamaCare: Republicans can no longer blame Harry Reid

The time for Republican self congratulation is over, and the work needs to begin. It appears that the majority of the voting population recognizes that our country is in dire condition.


UVA neurosurgery, spine programs receive national award

Becker’s Hospital Review has honored the University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery and the UVA Spine Center at UVA Medical Center on its 2014 list of 100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs.


Becker’s Hospital Review honors UVA Orthopaedics

Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center on its 2014 list of 125 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.


UVA spine surgeons deemed among best in North America

UVA neurosurgeons Chris Shaffrey and Justin Smith have been named among the 18 best spine surgeons in North America. The distinction comes from Orthopedics This Week, and is based on a survey of what the publication calls “thought leaders in the field.”


Experts gather at UVA to discuss ebola

Several experts on the Ebola virus, including a physician from hard-struck Liberia, will convene Tuesday at the University of Virginia School of Medicine for a panel discussion on the challenges posed by the outbreak, which has reached the United States.


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Planned Parenthood pleased with decision to amend TRAP restrictions

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia lauded today’s announcement by Virginia Health Commission Dr. Marissa Levine to move forward with amending Virginia’s Targeted Restrictions for Abortion Providers (TRAP).