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At UVA Health System, we are taking a critical look at what has come before to discover, research, teach, and care for patients in an entirely new way. You can help.

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The 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rates University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and honors 11 UVA specialties as among the best in the U.S. This is the second consecutive year UVA tops the Virginia hospital list.

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Ask the Expert: What are the heart health benefits of walking?

The human body was built for walking, and most people can enjoy walking throughout their lives. Walking can strengthen the heart, reduce body weight and blood pressure, and improve cholesterol. Click the photo to learn more.

Thank you to Christians Purpose for their wonderful donation of blankets to the NICU. They continue to honor their son's legacy through kindness and generosity! Check out their Facebook page or to learn more about them!

Justin Karlin, MD, grew up watching his father interact with ophthalmology patients and wanted to also take care of people's vision. Now he’s a third-year resident in our Eye Clinic and loves that his field offers a combination of surgery and seeing patients in the clinic #TeamTuesday #UVA #ophthalmology

Calling all @UVANursing alumni! We need #nursepractitioners to mentor current students. Want to inspire the next generation of your colleagues? Become a preceptor! Interested? Email Associate Dean Christine Kennedy ( or send her a private message on Twitter (@drcmkva).

Eric Carson, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Max Luna, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, have been recognized with the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr., Health System Award. The award is presented annually to a student, faculty, or staff member of the Health System who embodies Dr. Martin Luther King's values and teachings, in demonstrating cultural competence, addressing health care disparities, or fostering an environment of inclusiveness, in accordance with the institution's mission and values. Marcus Martin, MD, University Vice President & Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr., Health System Award event. Congratulations to Dr. Carson, Dr. Luna, and Dr. Martin!

Listen Up! This UVA Professor Has Invented a Better Earplug

A unique material created by a popular UVA physics professor is about to enter the market as hearing protection. Click the photo to learn more.

Not a bad view if you have to be at a children’s hospital. #uvapediatrics #uvachildrenshospital

We're proud to announce that Marcus Martin, MD, Max Luna, MD, and Eric Carson, MD, are the recipients of this year's Health System Martin Luther King Jr. awards. Dr. Martin, who is the University of Virginia's vice president & chief officer for diversity and equity, was also the first African-American chair of a UVA clinical department and has devoted his career to improving diversity and inclusion at UVA, including in patient care, and mentoring others. Congratulations to Dr. Martin, Dr. Luna and Dr. Carson!

Shoulder Pain Doesn't Have to Take You Out of the Game

Shoulder pain that keeps you from playing tennis, golf, or doing yoga may mean you need surgery. Click the photo to learn more & watch this video about shoulder replacements that can help.