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What's the difference between the ER, urgent care or a walk-in primary care clinic? @NBC29 #Cville #video

What’s Metabolic Syndrome? An Endocrinologist Answers

If you have metabolic syndrome, you're at a greater risk for developing heart disease. Find out how endocrinologists help patients reduce their risk. Click the photo to learn more.

One of our favorite UVA Ortho stories - the surgery that gave a boy thumbs:

“Breastfeeding for just two months reduces the risk of SIDS by almost half, and the longer babies are breastfed, the greater the protection. The other important finding from our study is that any amount of breastfeeding reduces the risk of SIDS – in other words, both partial and exclusive breastfeeding appear to provide the same benefit,” said Fern Hauck, MD. Rachel Moon, MD, added, "It’s great for mothers to know that breastfeeding for at least two months provides such a strong protective effect against SIDS. We strongly support international and national efforts to promote breastfeeding.” Hauck is Professor of Family Medicine and Moon is Professor of Pediatrics, both at UVA School of Medicine.

Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise to Treat Parkinson's Tremor

An initial test to determine if focused ultrasound can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson’s disease has produced encouraging results. Click the photo to learn more.

For the ninth year in a row, pediatric patients at UVA Medical Center are receiving special Halloween treats, thanks to a group of team members they may never meet -- members of UVA medical labs. “Lab employees don’t often get to meet patients, and this is a way for us to help make their experience a little more enjoyable around Halloween,” explains Elizabeth Longley who leads the project and works in the Cytotherapy Lab in the 8 West Stem Cell Transplant Unit.

An End to Dieting for People With Type 2 Diabetes?

When Daniel Cox was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he knew the traditional prescription – “lose weight” – was not likely to work. He may have come up with a better idea. Click the photo to learn more.

UVA-Culpeper’s Armin Harandi, MD on Knee Osteoarthritis @NBC29 #HouseCall