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Childhood Brain Tumor Discovery May Unlock New Treatments for Many Cancers

A surprising discovery about a rare form of childhood brain cancer suggests a new treatment approach for that cancer and, potentially, many others. Researchers at the University of Virginia School…
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Medicaid Expansion Slashed Uninsured Rates In Diabetes Belt, Study Finds

Medicaid expansion dramatically reduced the numbers of low-income residents without insurance in the Diabetes Belt, a swath of 644 counties across 15 southeastern states (including Virginia) that are stricken with…
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HIV Outcomes Improved by State-Purchased Insurance Plans, Study Finds

Health insurance purchased by state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs for people living with HIV in states that did not expand Medicaid are improving outcomes and have the potential to save…
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Everything We Think We Know About Drinking Water May Be Wrong

Do you get up from your desk at work to refill your water bottle every time it runs out – even if you’re not thirsty? For years, people have lived…

Macular Degeneration Discovery IDs Potential Way to Halt Blinding Eye Disease

Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision…

UVA Orthopedics Honored Among Nation’s Top Orthopedics Programs

Becker’s Hospital Review has named UVA Orthopedics at UVA Medical Center to its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedics programs. This is the sixth consecutive year…

UVA Researchers Harnessing Big Data’s Power to Fight the Flu

Each year, between 5% and 20% of people in the U.S. catch the flu. Hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and some die. During the 2017-18 flu season, a particularly severe…

Medical Students Say Goodbye to Their First Patient, Their Best Teacher

At the annual Anatomical Donor Convocation of Gratitude on Nov. 15, UVA School of Medicine students paid their respects and showed gratitude to the donors who graciously donated their bodies…

UVA Earns National Award for Patient Safety and Quality Care

UVA Medical Center has been named as a Top Teaching Hospital for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group, a national organization focused on healthcare safety and quality. From…