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UVA Discovery Reveals Potential Way To Prevent Heart Attacks, and Strokes

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential way to head off heart attacks and strokes by strengthening the fibrous caps overlying atherosclerotic plaques that…

Q&A: What New COVID-19 Variants Mean For Our Vaccine Options

Over nearly a year of life in a global pandemic, words and phrases like “masking,” “social distancing,” “quarantine” and “herd immunity” have jumped into public conversation and stayed there, shorthand…

Awardees: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. University of Virginia Health System Award

2020 was a year that shone a light on racial inequities ever present in our society, and COVID-19 directed that light more specifically to healthcare disparities. After such a tumultuous…

What we know and don’t know about vaccines at UVA and in Virginia

Amid the global toll of COVID-19, the unprecedented speed of vaccine development has provided a reason for optimism, with the national and local rollout of vaccines a welcome light at…

UVA Community Testing Provides Thousands Of FREE COVID-19 Tests In Charlottesville

Every Tuesday at Mount Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville, a line of cars and people forms, and doctors, nurses and staff, clad in protective equipment, swab each patient,…