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UVA Student Aims to Pursue Medicine on Both Sides of the Atlantic
Student experiences at UVA come in many forms. For Ted Obi, a psychology and pre-med student, his journey took him to Ghana for a telemedicine project supported by UVA’s Center for Global Health and the Parents Fund. Click the photo to learn more.
Casey: Kate gave up a kidney, Joe got another
Here's a heart-warming little story about love, karma, kidney transplants, and some health regained after a years-long struggle. Click the photo to read more.
Lori Fitzgerald works with new patients in our medical oncology, high risk breast/ovarian #cancer
and cancer genetics areas. She has deep #Charlottesville
roots, growing up in the area and attending @piedmontvacc. She enjoys spending time with her husband,15-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son, and they also have two dogs and three cats #TeamTuesday #UVA
Technology helps get doctors to the scene after-hours
In one example, Novant Health U.Va. Health System Culpeper Medical Center uses “telestroke" through its partnership with the University of Virginia Health System. Click the photo to read more.
Have you heard your doctor talking about "tomosynthesis" and wondered what it was? Learn more about 3D mammography here.
If you've ever looked for health information online, wondering whether the information you find can be trusted, you're not alone. A study of internet use found that most people (43 out of 50) worry whether online health information can be trusted. At the UVA Patient & Family Library, we're happy to help you find health information you can trust.
We're also proud that in a recent study of radiology information posted online by different hospitals, UVA's information scored at around an 8th grade reading level. It's not easy to make health information easy to read! We hope to make everything even easier to read, but it's a great start.
"According to the research, the only hospital whose articles required less than an eighth grade reading level was the University of Washington Medical Center, which reached a 7.9-grade level. The University of Virginia Health System, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University were close behind, all floating around the eighth-grade level, while Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia reached a level of 16.1."
Virginia Teen Recovering after Heart Transplant
A New Kent, Virginia teen is recovering at the University of Virginia Medical Center after receiving a heart transplant last month. Click the photo to read more.
Here's an overview of the stories in the spring issue of Vim and Vigor, our family health magazine.