Topic: Health

A Curious Feline

A Curious Feline

Geriatrician and cat attend to the dying

I thought he was just a cat.

When Oscar came to live on the third floor of the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, R...

Spring 2010

How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

A quick guide to the health care debate

A “pocket guide” to why this debate is happening and what circumstances have propelled reform initiatives, as told by UVA faculty experts.

Winter 2009

Bringing the Hospital to the People

Bringing the Hospital to the People

800 medical professionals. 1,800 volunteers. 2,700 patients. 1 weekend of free health care.

Inside beige tents, medical staff from the University of Virginia provide free health care to anyone who comes to the Wise County Fairgrounds. Meet a few of the people who depend on the Remote Area Medical clinic for medical treatment, as well as those who volunteer their services.

Winter 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Professor interprets autism with music

Michael Rasbury is a sound designer, a composer and a professor of drama at UVA, and he co-wrote a play inspired by his son, a musical about a boy with autism named Max.

Winter 2009

Feeling Wobbly?

Feeling Wobbly?

Weak ankles benefit from training

Like a chain, the body is only as strong as its weakest link.

Winter 2009

Required Reading: Lois Shepherd

Required Reading: Lois Shepherd

Lois Shepherd explains how you might have misunderstood Catcher in the Rye, the enduring resonance of Crime and Punishment and how books confront death and dying.

Fall 2009

Snooze Alarm

Snooze Alarm

Seniors get wake-up call about too little sleep

Shakespeare described sleep as knitting up the “raveled sleeve of care.”

According to a UVA study, most elderly people aren’t getting enough knitting.<...

Fall 2009

Seeing Voices

Seeing Voices

Deaf and hard of hearing students thrive at UVA

I watch as it dawns on him that I’ve been reading his lips. His eyes flicker to my ears, where the casing and tubes of my hearing aids are visible if you look closely.

Fall 2009

Targeting Addiction

Targeting Addiction

One man’s quest on the path of discovery

Addiction is a disease that affects millions. Dr. Bankole Johnson is developing a pharmaceutical treatment for it.

Fall 2009

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Olympic Gold

Rower Lindsay Shoop and soccer player Angela Hucles have something in common, in addition to being former student-athletes at UVA.

Each brought home gold medals from...

Winter 2008

Look, Listen and Speak Up

Look, Listen and Speak Up

Keys to getting good health care

While health policy is a matter of national debate, making sure you get good health care sometimes requires little more than common sense—and speaking up.

Winter 2008

Surviving the Odds

Surviving the Odds

In a new film, Tim Cauley (Col ’87) shares his struggle with a life-threatening disease

With each little ritual of college life that Tim Cauley performed, he was defying the odds. Cauley has cystic fibrosis, and when he was a UVA undergraduate the average life expectancy for someone with his disease was about 14 years.

September 1, 2008

Sprained Ankle? Put a Magnet on It

Sprained Ankle? Put a Magnet on It

Study confirms healing properties

Magnetic therapy has a $5 billion world market, but does it work? Biomedical engineering professor Thomas Skalak set out to investigate the claim that magnetic therapy increases blood flow.

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Spring 2008

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Alternative fuel

UVA physicists Bellave Shivaram and Adam Phillips have discovered a new class of hydrogen storage materials that could make the storage and transportation of energy more efficient...

Spring 2008

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Welcome, Class of 2022

Welcome, Class of 2022

More than 3,800 first-years will join the Wahoo family this fall. Dig into some of the numbers that shape the Class of 2022.