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Researchers at UVA are on track to eradicate a disease that plagues nearly 1.5 million Americans, many of whom are children and adolescents. With the help of experts from across disciplines, UVA’s School of Medicine is leading a three-pronged approach to better detect, control and eventually cure Type 1 diabetes.

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More from the @uvahealth Nursing Excellence Awards: our very own Hero of the Week Linda Anderson, who was the recipient of the Exemplary Clinical Practice award! Seen here with her brother, daughter, son, granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren. Thank you Linda for taking care of all our patients (and us residents!) on all those night shifts. #HOTW #nurses #nursing #neuronurses #6central #nursingexcellence @uva

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When Lauren was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, her doctor described it as "a tiger living inside you."

Pediatric researchers sharing their work, which tackles topics from asthma to food allergies to the effects of the first bath on newborn skin #UVA #research

UVA's Code ANA Teaches Schools About Food Allergies

Each year in this country, 200,000 people require emergency medical care for an allergic reaction to food, and experts say the problem is growing. Click the photo to learn more.

For the next time you're planning for an appointment. Remember, though, that exams with contrast may take longer so be sure and check!

Clock Mystery from 350 years Ago Sheds Light on Human Health

IN A NUTSHELL: A peculiar phenomenon observed in pendulum clocks in 1665 also explains how the body times the replacement of disease-preventing cells in our guts, researchers have found. The discovery could help doctors determine when to give drugs, cancer treatments, probiotics and vaccines for best effect. Click the photo to read more.

At age 34, Dr. Jay Gillenwater became the youngest chairman of the department in 1967. During his tenure the department acquired the first lithotripter, a device used during cystoscopy to crush and remove bladder, ureteral, and renal stones. The acquisition was a major milestone in the history of the Urology Department and the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia.