Posts by Eric Swensen
May 26, 2022 $8 Million Project Aims to Prevent TBI in Military Personnel
Researchers backed by an $8 million U.S. Department of Defense grant will explore how to better prevent traumatic brain injury,…
May 23, 2022 UVA Medical Center Named to Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals List
University of Virginia Medical Center has been nationally recognized for its high-quality care of new mothers and babies, earning a place on Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals.
May 19, 2022 Gout Medicine Improves Survival for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds
A common gout medication, colchicine, significantly improved survival rates for patients hospitalized with worsening heart failure, a UVA Health study found. The researchers believe colchicine could also reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke in patients with a buildup of cholesterol in their arteries.
May 9, 2022 Postpartum Depression Increased During Pandemic’s First Year, Study Finds
Postpartum depression symptoms increased among U.S. women during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new UVA Health study…
May 4, 2022 Min Y. Lee Named Chief Operations Officer of UVA Medical Center
University of Virginia Medical Center has named Min Y. Lee, MBA, MHA, as chief operations officer, where she will oversee…
April 28, 2022 UVA Health Earns Highest Designation for Epilepsy Centers￼
UVA Health’s F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has been recertified as a Level 4 center – the highest level of…
April 22, 2022 UVA Cancer Center, Central Virginia Health Services Offer Free Colorectal Cancer Screening for Uninsured Patients
The University of Virginia Cancer Center has partnered with Central Virginia Health Services to offer free colorectal cancer screenings to…
March 22, 2022 Cannabis Edibles, Liquid Nicotine Sources of More Calls to Blue Ridge Poison Center
As UVA Health’s Blue Ridge Poison Center commemorates National Poison Prevention Week, the center’s experts are highlighting which sources of poisoning are the source of more calls to the poison center in recent years.
March 11, 2022 Virginia’s NCI-designated Cancer Centers Educating Virginians on New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
To commemorate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Virginia’s two National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers are teaming up with the Virginia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (VCCRT) to highlight new guidelines recommending that colorectal cancer screenings should begin at age 45 for most Virginians.
March 10, 2022 Newsweek Names UVA Medical Center No. 1 Hospital in Virginia
Newsweek has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia in its “World’s Best Hospitals…