Bystanders Can Help More Cardiac Arrest Victims Survive

December 11, 2019

Only 8% of Americans survive cardiac arrest outside a hospital, but that percentage could increase significantly if bystanders recognize cardiac arrest and perform simple lifesaving tasks, a UVA Health physician says.

UVA emergency medicine physician William J. Brady, MD, co-authored an article in the… read more >

Community Organizations Unite with UVA Health to Improve Health & Well-Being

October 17, 2019
Only 20% of an individual’s health status is related to clinical health care. The other 80% are shaped by socioeconomic factors, their physical environment, and their health behaviors. Having access to healthy foods, safe and stable housing, reliable transportation and a well-paying job leads to increased well-being. To better connect patients with community resources that can meet these needs, UVA Health purchased a technology-based referral network, PIECES Iris™.

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

October 16, 2019
A multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels — has found that the new system was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes.

UVA Doctor Uses Virtual Reality to Accelerate Availability of New Treatment

October 15, 2019
A UVA Health interventional radiologist has harnessed the power of virtual reality to increase the availability of a less-invasive treatment option for thyroid patients.

UVA Discovers Surprising Contributor to Multiple Sclerosis

October 7, 2019
The multiple sclerosis discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure.

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 >