Category: All Releases

Pancreatic Cancer Discovery Reveals How the Aggressive Cancer Fuels Its Growth

September 26, 2019
A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help explain how promising cancer drugs work – and for whom they will fail.

Potential Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Identified

September 25, 2019
The same approach that could prevent diabetes may also prove effective for battling autoimmune diseases such as lupus and eczema.

UVA Leads Statewide, University-Based Coalition to Battle the Opioid Crisis

September 16, 2019

The School of Medicine is leading a statewide effort to battle the opioid crisis and reduce… read more >

Changes to Medical Center Billing and Collection Practices

September 13, 2019
As promised earlier this week, today we are pleased to announce some significant changes to our billing and collection practices in the Medical Center

New Initiative Aims to Reduce Cervical Cancer in Southwest Va., Appalachia

September 3, 2019

UVA Cancer Center is part of a new five-year study seeking to reduce the disproportionately high… read more >

Depression, Anxiety Linked to Opioid Use in Women With Breast Cancer

August 22, 2019

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely… read more >

Vaping Is Suspected Cause of Recent Lung Injuries

August 21, 2019
The Blue Ridge Poison Center at UVA Health joins the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in alerting the public to nearly 100 cases nationally of lung illnesses that appear to be linked to vaping. No deaths have been reported, but many patients have experienced life-threatening symptoms and needed emergency hospital care.

The Meat Allergy: UVA IDs Biological Changes Triggered by Tick Bites

August 20, 2019
A School of Medicine scientist has identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef.

UVA Primary Care Waynesboro Open at New Location

August 16, 2019
UVA Primary Care Waynesboro is now seeing patients ages 13 and older at its new location – 1850 Rosser Ave. The clinic provides comprehensive primary care, ranging from checkups and physicals to chronic disease management and minor surgical procedures.

Here’s How E. Coli Knows How to Make You Really Sick

August 15, 2019
The discovery could one day help doctors prevent the infection from taking hold by allowing E. coli bacteria to pass harmlessly through the body.