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VTC School of Medicine student motivated to serve patients and overcome health disparities

Jay Patel’s path to medicine begins with the heart — specifically one that belonged to his sister. Patel was 5-years-old when his twin sisters were born. One had Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare condition when a baby is born with four heart defects. 


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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).


HeLa Genome Project explored in Bridgewater College event

David Lacks Jr. and Veronica Spencer, featured in Rebecca Skloot’s bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 2, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Randy Forbes: Let’s talk about reliability

Let’s talk about reliability. We rely on our cars to start in the morning when we head off to work. We rely on our refrigerators to keep our food fresh and unspoiled. We rely on our electricity to keep our homes powered.


Pergola to speak at W&L on healing wisdom of Maasai people of Africa

Dr. Tanya Pergola, an author, inspirational speaker, community development orchestrator, healing safari guide, and yoga and meditation instructor, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.


UVA honored for improving heart attack care

The University of Virginia Health System has earned a national award from the American College of Cardiology for enhancing care for heart attack patients.


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Wildlife Center of Virginia to release two bald eagles

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release two young Bald Eagles on Friday, September 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Kiptopeke State Park.


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UVA School of Medicine Dean Nancy Dunlap to step down in November

Nancy Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA, will step down as dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine at the end of her term in November.


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VCU to partner with medical school in Kazakhstan

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine announced Wednesday an educational, clinical and research exchange partnership with Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


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VCU Medical Center earns designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology, becoming one of the first in the state to earn the designation.


Local author marks latest release with book signing

Book-signing on Saturday, September 6, 2-4 p.m., at Bookworks in Staunton with author Paul Klein, whose latest book is Unusual Suspects: Four Stories of Suspicion, Suspense and Murder.


United Way, FamilyWize embrace common goals

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 who have insurance that doesn’t cover the medicine.


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Virginia Veterinary Medical Association announces 2014 Tick-Borne Diseases Awareness Week

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to enhancing the quality of human and animal life, has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to sponsor a statewide observance of Tick-Borne Diseases Awareness Week, running Sunday, Aug. 10 through Saturday, Aug. 16.


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Sen. Emmett Hanger honored by doctors’ group

State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County) has been named Virginia Academy of Family Physicians’ 2014 Legislator of the Year.


Maximize the healthfulness of coffee by cold brewing, adding fat

Coffee is more than just a morning ritual. It’s a delicious medicine that humans have been enjoying since the thirteenth century. As one of the best sources of antioxidants, coffee helps eliminate excess free radicals, which cause inflammation and cell damage.


Chris Graham: Different vistas

We’re driving through Altavista this week on our way back from Greensboro, and it hits me. The anxiety medicine that I take when traveling, that is.


Medical Internet could transform healthcare, UVA expert says

The medical Internet is not here yet, but the widespread availability of electronic medical records (EMRs) and enhanced data storage capabilities are pushing it closer to reality.


ACC, USA Football join forces in promotion of player safety

The ACC today joined more than two dozen leading organizations across medicine, child advocacy and athletics to partner with USA Football by endorsing the independent nonprofit’s Heads Up Football® program.


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Randy Forbes: A personal story

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from people today is, “Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future of America?” I normally answer that I choose to be optimistic, and here is the reason why.


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WCRI releases new edition of medical price index for workers’ compensation

Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released the sixth edition of its annual Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation (MPI-WC).


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Wildlife Center to release bald eagle in Virginia Beach on Tuesday

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release a juvenile Bald Eagle on Tuesday, July 8 at 11:00 a.m. near the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach.


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Randy Forbes: History is our guide

Why is history so important? It reminds us who we are. Like a parent, it keeps us humble and proud at the same time. It carries with it both inspiration and responsibility. The collective memory of the past makes us wiser for the future. In our history, we find limitless options.


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Newsmax TV signs with DirecTV, to reach 20 million-plus homes

Newsmax TV has signed a distribution deal with DirecTV and is accelerating toward a national launch that expects to reach 40 percent of U.S. cable and satellite homes by the end of this year.


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Wildlife Center of Virginia places bear with Knoxville Zoo

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Center of Virginia announced today that the Knoxville Zoo has agreed to provide a permanent home for a yearling Black Bear that cannot be released back into the wild.


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Obamacare: Getting the job done for millions of Americans

The positive impact of Obamacare cannot be disputed. Millions of Americans are now eligible to enroll in health plans and receive health benefits. The impact is immeasurable.


1 In 5 new UVa. School of Medicine grads remain in state

This year marks the largest number of UVA School of Medicine graduates who will remain in state for their residencies since 2007, when 31 members of the 133-member graduating class stayed in Virginia.