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Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects 1 in 3,500 boys, stealing their ability to walk by age 12 and typically killing them by their mid-20s. Doctors know what causes the muscle-wasting disease, but there is no cure. However, a group of UVA School of Medicine & School of Engineering and Applied Sciences researchers is out to change that, with the help of a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests

Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, researchers at UVA School of Medicine have found. Click the photo to learn more.

@uvaneurology Stroke Team with @american_heart CEO Nancy Brown at AHA Awards Banquet in Houston - recognition @uvahealth for Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite status.  Go Team! #ISC17 #stroke #timeisbrain

Boys who get Duchenne muscular dystrophy lose their ability to walk by age 12 and typically die by their mid-20s. Researchers hope this grant will lead to new treatments.

Clarke Haley at the @american_heart International Stroke Conference 2017 in Houston: "When it comes to new treatments, we must seek reliable and persuasive data in the context of well-designed, prospective randomized clinical trials." "Do two things every day: Thank someone, and demonstrate humility." #ISC17 #stroke #houston #thankfulness #humility #leader

Medical Education Week at the UVA School of Medicine is next week! Details: #meded

UVA Club Red: Coloring for Stress Relief? Why You Should Give It a Try

According to Leslie Hubbard, program director for student learning and initiatives at the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center, activities like coloring actually have a positive impact on your health because they focus the mind on the task at hand and distract you from negative thoughts, which help alleviate stress. Click the photo to read more.

You never know who's supporting #CMN and the kids at #UVAChildrensHospital! Thank you, Phil Vassar! -And thank you, MadiTHON! The event is this Saturday, and if you'd like to help our friends make their goals for the kids, just click on the MadiTHON page to donate!

About 50 percent of Virginia women who have a mammogram will receive a letter telling them that they have dense breast tissue. If you're one of them, don't panic. Find out what to do.