Category: Women’s & Children’s



How Texting Can Protect Babies From Sudden Death

July 25, 2017

A series of educational videos delivered by text or email successfully encouraged new mothers to use safe sleep practices… read more >

UVA Launching Group Pregnancy Care, Education Program

July 24, 2017

To improve health outcomes for new moms and babies and reduce health disparities, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital and… read more >

High Blood Pressure: Could Aggressive Treatment Lead To Kidney Damage?

July 18, 2017

Aggressive combination treatments for high blood pressure that are intended to protect the kidneys may actually be damaging the… read more >

Babies Born Big More Likely to Become Obese Children

July 12, 2017

Infants born with a high birthweight are more likely to become obese children, a new study from the read more >

New Way to Shut Off Genes Speeds Battle Against Genetic Diseases

July 11, 2017

Gene editing using the CRISPR system is transforming genetic research and could be poised to transform the treatment of… read more >

Four UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

June 27, 2017

Four specialties at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital are ranked among the top 50 nationally in the 2017-2018… read more >

Precision Medicine Collides With A Clock Mystery From 1665

May 23, 2017

An odd phenomenon observed in 1665 explains how the body knows when to replace disease-preventing cells in our guts…. read more >

Platelet Discovery Could Benefit Preemies

May 18, 2017

The emergency call issued by the American Red Cross earlier this year was of a sort all too common:… read more >

Kidney Research Leads to Heart Discovery

May 8, 2017

Kidney research at the School of Medicine has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the… read more >

Metabolic Crystal Ball Can Predict Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

March 30, 2017

A metabolic crystal ball developed by a School of Medicine doctor and his research partner… read more >