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Experts Gather at UVA to Discuss Opioid Crisis in Virginia
The University of Virginia is trying to help experts get a handle on the opioid crisis sweeping the commonwealth. Click the photo to learn more.
Health Care Providers Offer New Prescriptions for Pain
UVA and UPMC are both expanding their Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs to treat surgery pain using as little opioid medication as possible. This includes combining opioids and nonopiods, getting patients on their feet immediately after surgery, and not having them fast for as long beforehand. Click the photo to learn more.
New Plan Aims to Slash Unnecessary Medical Testing
Routine daily lab tests on hospital patients may not add much value, and indeed may do more harm than good in some cases. Medical researchers at UVA are among those questioning the practice. Click the photo to learn more.
The Charlottesville Women's Four Miler Presents a Check to UVA Cancer Center
This year the race is donating $270,000 to the UVA Breast Care Program. The money from the four miler will support breast screens and testing for women in the community that can't otherwise afford the service. Click the photo to learn more.
Mindful Meals for Mothers-to-Be
A pilot program in the School of Nursing aims to help obese women stay healthy during pregnancy. Click the photo to learn more.
Immunology Leading to Research Breakthroughs at UVA
“The targets of very basic and fundamental experimental research 20 years ago are now part of clinical experience,” said Dr. David Wilkes, dean of UVa’s School of Medicine. Click the photo to learn more.
Our Heart and Vascular Center expanded clinics and services to Fontaine Research Park, which is close to U.S. 29 and Interstate 64. We start seeing patients in the new space today! #UVA #cardiology #charlottesville
UVA Study: Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention
A study at the UVA School of Medicine found that a daily five-minute conversation that focused on hospitalized patients “as people” significantly improved their satisfaction with their medical care. Click the photo to learn more.