Topic: Health

Super Powers

Super Powers

Surviving two bouts of cancer means embracing—and resisting—change

Surviving two bouts of cancer means embracing -- and resisting -- change

Summer 2011

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Mapping a Pathogen

Researchers at UVA have determined the structure of the protein package, or capsid, that delivers the genetic material of HIV to human cells. “This paper...

Summer 2011

In the Red

In the Red

UVA studies explore money and what happens when there isn’t enough of it

Making ends meet

A quarter of Virginia households don’t have enough money to cover basic needs. A report from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public...

Summer 2011

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

Nicotine use during pregnancy linked to psychiatric disorders in offspring

Smoking during pregnancy poses a host of risks to both mother and child. Less oxygen for the baby, more toxic chemicals in the bloodstream, potential lung damage—these...

Spring 2011

Would You Like Fries With That?

Would You Like Fries With That?

Fast-food options feed on perceptions of good deals and square meals

Burger, fries and a soda—they’re the all-American fast-food combo. When packaged with enticing names—happy meals, value meals, old-fashioned combos—they present options...

Spring 2011

Adjusting the Prescription

Adjusting the Prescription

The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach

The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach

Spring 2011

Health Tips, Myths and What’s New

Health Tips, Myths and What’s New

Three experts in different fields of medicine share health advice

Doctors and nurses from the Health System weigh in about exciting new developments and big misconceptions.

January 17, 2011

Scrub that Theory

Scrub that Theory

Antiviral hand disinfectants little help in fighting flu

The fight against flu has an arsenal of weapons—shots, pills, masks and more—but hand sanitizers have little punch in preventing the spread of the virus,...

Winter 2010

Gym Rats

Gym Rats

Exercise shows value for addicted rodents and busy people

Researchers appear to be getting a workout assessing the value of exercise. One study, led by UVA psychiatry professor Wendy Lynch, used laboratory rats to examine the relationship between...

Winter 2010

Above the Crowd

Above the Crowd

Tallest man treated at UVA

The world’s tallest man received treatment at the UVA Health System in August. Sultan Kosen, 27, traveled from Turkey for radiosurgery on a benign pituitary tumor.

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Winter 2010

Window Treatment

Window Treatment

Dana Schneider (Col ’99) upgrades the Empire State Building—6,514 windows at a time

The Empire State Building, the iconic skyscraper featured in movies from King Kong to Sleepless in Seattle, is going green.

September 9, 2010

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Bringing Bone Back to Life

Bone transplants often fail, but a new technique invented by Edward Botchwey, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic surgery, might make them more...

Summer 2010

News Briefs

News Briefs

Inventors of the year

The UVA Patent Foundation named professors Kevin R. Lynch and Timothy L. Macdonald the 2010 Edlich-Henderson Inventors of the Year. Their work happens at the intersection...

Summer 2010

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From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.