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Quarterback controversy and other reasons why UVA football will limp past Richmond on Saturday

UVA coach Mike London isn’t naming a starting quarterback heading into Saturday’s game with Richmond, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who’s going to trot out with the offense for Virginia’s first possession.


Neurofeedback: Non-invasive, drug-free alternative for shifting many health conditions

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free modality that is FDA-approved for stress reduction.

Del. Sam Rasoul invites GOP state treasurer to roundtable discussion

Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul has joined others in denouncing comments made by Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds.


Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car.

UVA Press Conference: Anthony Harris

ACC Football Kickoff interview with UVA defensive standout Anthony Harris.

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Obama Administration releases 2014 National Drug Control Strategy

Today, Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, the Obama Administration’s primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States.

Different kind of Ironman: Athlete puts stamina, heart to good use

Ten-time Ironman Dave Nazaroff is used to distances, so a 900-mile bike ride from New York to Georgia is not much more than a workout.

Seven reasons why saturated fats should be valued, not vilified

For many people, the word “fat” strikes instantaneous fear of heart disease and weight gain. Add the word “saturated”, and the brain sounds alarm bells. But, if Mother Nature made saturated fat so delicious, how could it be death-inducing?

Program aims to reduce opioid related deaths in Virginia

Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has launched the REVIVE! Pilot Program. REVIVE! strives to reverse opioid overdoses, which are steadily increasing across Virginia.

UVA receives $3 million NCI grant to expand tissue sample collection

The UVA Health System has been awarded more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support and expand a critically important program that makes tissue samples available for research.

NeuroRestorative Virginia gets new flag from solar company

A Shenandoah Valley-based zero-emission portable generator manufacturer recently donated a brand new flag to NeuroRestorative Virginia at Breezy Hill “just in time for Flag Day,” according to Scott French, one of SUNRNR’s principals.

Monster Summer Celebration at the Science Museum of Virginia

Join the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond at Summer Science Family Fun to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Monsters on Saturday, June 21.

Let’s play some Karl Rove on Karl Rove

You can’t negotiate a truce with a guy like Karl Rove, and you can’t make peace with him, either, by endlessly parsing his words. So how do you neutralize him? By playing his game.


Emeritus at Staunton continues its fight against poor nutrition for seniors

For the second year in row, Emeritus at Staunton is seeking to help combat senior malnutrition by joining in Emeritus’ nationwide effort to deliver more than 10,000 meals to seniors across America in the next 60 days in honor of National Food Month.


Kaine, Warner praise passage of kids’ research bill

Bipartisan legislation championed by U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner to support federal funding for pediatric medical research passed the Senate today and will now go to the president for his signature.

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UVa. part of national clinical trials group for brain care

uva-logoUniversity of Virginia Health System is now one of 28 hospitals in the U.S. participating in NeuroNEXT – the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials – investigating treatments for brain and neurological conditions.

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UVa. study: Immune system has dramatic impact on child brain development

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has revealed the dramatic effect the immune system has on the brain development of young children.

Meet ALTA: Oticon’s most advanced hearing device gets personal

After many years of research, Oticon has developed the new Alta, their most technologically advanced hearing solution currently available. Alta works in harmony with the individual way your brain processes sound, so it’s entirely personalized.

ALTA: Hearing help in harmony with your brain

Throughout your busy day, your hearing requirements are constantly changing. And they’re different from everyone else’s around you.

Hearing help in harmony with your brain: Part 3

The extraordinary technology of Alta is optimized by talking, and listening. When you consult with a hearing care professional about Alta, the first step is to create your personal hearing profile.

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New UVA concussion clinic opens Jan. 17

To provide easier access to comprehensive care for patients with concussions and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), University of Virginia Health System is opening the Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Clinic on Friday, Jan. 17.

Beers and Brews: What Do Young People Want from Staunton?

Like many smaller cities and rural communities, Staunton has long suffered a “brain drain” as our high school graduates leave for college and then don’t come back to live. Instead, they move to big cities where the jobs and attractions are.

Hearing help in harmony with your brain

Do you find it difficult to hear in a crowded airport or at noisy sporting events? The person next to you might be more challenged in meetings or group settings, when the conversation comes from different directions. We all have our own hearing preferences. It all has to do with how our individual brain “hears.”

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Brain mosaic named a top discovery of 2013

Under the heading “Brain Exceptionalism,” NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel, MD, highlights the discovery of an unexpected variation in the genetic makeup of nerve cells in the brain.

ALTA: Hearing help in harmony with your brain

Did you know that the way your brain processes sound is as unique as your personality or your fingerprint? Hearing is comprised not just of receiving sounds, but how we interpret them within our brains. What we actually hear is shaped by our life experiences, our lifestyle, and our personal physical and psychological make-up.


Health Beat: The sad, sad case of the tonsillectomy gone wrong

What seemed to be a routine tonsillectomy to try to cure a sleep apnea disorder has an Oakland, Calif., teen on life support, a hospital fighting in court to be able to pull the plug, and her family fighting back trying to keep her alive.

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New technology aids planned study of concussions among athletes at UVa., St. Anne’s-Belfield

To better measure the effects and causes of sports concussions, researchers from University of Virginia School of Medicine and UVA’s Curry School of Education plan to track 130 student-athletes in three sports over the next year.

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports names Dave Shreve new executive director

Dave Shreve has been named executive director of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation. As the full-time executive director Shreve will oversee day-to-day operations, supported by a staff of five part-time seasonal employees.

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UVa. study: Unexpected gene variation may play role in neuropsychiatric diseases

Scientists have discovered that nerve cells in the brain are unexpectedly varied in their genetic makeup, a surprising finding that may help explain schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism and other such conditions thought to be genetically linked but not yet tied to a single gene.

What Are the Various Types of Hearing Loss?

More online at www.VirginiaHearingAids.com. There are several different varieties of hearing loss, determined by which part of the auditory pathway has been impaired. In this short article we present a summary of 5 types – conductive, sensorineural, mixed, central and functional. The initial step in designing a therapy plan is to accurately establish the kind […]