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Personal trainer at Waynesboro YMCA can relate to fitness, health challenges

New personal training clients for Stephanie Duncan at the Waynesboro YMCA know that she can relate to what they’re trying to do to improve their health and fitness.

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VCU researcher helps to discover a more efficient treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Confining antidepressant treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder to only the days that women are symptomatic is effective at lessening the condition’s symptoms, according to a collaborative study from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University and Cornell University.

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VCU unveils new health system brand

Virginia Commonwealth University has adopted a new brand to celebrate the rich legacy of its health system and its continuing commitment to world-class care.

Virginia Tech researchers discover link between insulin response and energy producer in pre-diabetic people

Virginia Tech researchers have identified a biomarker in pre-diabetic individuals that could help prevent them from developing Type II diabetes.

Waynesboro resident will engage Shenandoah Valley residents in the fight to end Alzheimer’s

The Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has announced the addition of two new employees: Desiree White of Waynesboro and Annie Diggs of Buckingham County.

Virginia Tech cancer biologists find a key that may unlock how tumors form and progress

An international team of scientists, led by a Virginia Tech researcher, determined that the number of chromosomes in a cell may be a key to understanding how cancer forms and progresses – a finding that could help inform new treatments.

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UVA wins national patient safety, orthopedics awards

University of Virginia Medical Center has earned two 2015 national Women’s Choice Awards® from WomenCertified Inc. – one for patient safety and one for patient satisfaction in orthopedics.

Jocelyn Elders: Bring back public health standards for women’s reproductive health

As Americans, we strive for safety – the safest medicines, safest cars, safest toys. But when it comes to women’s reproductive health, our state legislatures are passing laws putting women’s health at risk – about 250 since 2011.

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Fundamental beliefs about atherosclerosis overturned

Doctors’ efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition and formation of the plaques, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows.

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Avian flu: $1.35 million grant funds bid to better predict deadly outbreaks

An international research team led by Lukas Tamm of the University of Virginia School of Medicine will receive $1.35 million from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization to better understand how the influenza virus passes from birds to humans.


VCU engineering professor receives $5 million grant to drive down costs of two key AIDS drugs

A Virginia Commonwealth University engineering professor has received a $5 million grant to develop a more cost-effective way to manufacture two important drugs used to treat HIV and AIDS.

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New technology ushers in era of precision medicine at UVA

The University of Virginia Health System has opened a high-tech clinical genomics lab that will personalize care for patients, help doctors determine the best treatments for cancers and other diseases, and allow UVA to offer the most cutting-edge clinical trials.

Lyme disease on the rise among people, dogs in Virginia’s New River Valley

One-third of deer ticks collected from sites in Giles and Pulaski counties carry the organism responsible for Lyme disease, a study at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found.


Secretary of Health and Human Resources announces appointments to Certificate of Public Need Work Group

Secretary of Health and Human Resources William A. Hazel, Jr., M.D. announced the appointment of the Certificate of Public Need (COPN) Work Group.

Augusta Free Press launches new website design for Hearing Healthcare of Virginia

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia has an updated website design produced by Augusta Free Press. The design features a clean, visually-appealing layout with details on hearing screenings, hearing aids and information on hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Your new hearing aid: You are now back to where you belong

Congratulations on your new hearing aid! You are now on the path to better hearing and a better quality of life. The key to satisfaction with your new hearing aid is to wear it in different situations and experience for yourself how it can help you get more out of life.

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UVA earns top national honor for nursing care

University of Virginia Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for its quality patient care, excellence in nursing care and innovative nursing practices.

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia names new executive director

Dr. Stacey L. Epps has been elected as the new president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia (EFVA).

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Augusta Health receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI

Augusta Health received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI (coronary angioplasty) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

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Four UVA Children’s Hospital specialties ranked in U.S. News ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ Guide

Four UVA Children’s Hospital specialties have earned national rankings in the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.