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 >

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.

UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

August 12, 2019
The lack of information about autism’s manifestation in girls means many are never diagnosed and miss out on beneficial interventions, UVA's Kevin Pelphrey fears.

iTHRIV, Community Groups Partner to Improve Health of Virginians

August 5, 2019
Four biomedical research projects to improve the health of Virginians will be funded by the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), a Clinical Translational Science Award Hub.

UVA Renaming Barringer Wing in Honor of Francis S. Collins

August 3, 2019
The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted Saturday to rename the Barringer Wing at the UVA Medical Center West Complex as the Collins Wing in honor of UVA alumnus Dr. Francis S. Collins, one of America’s most eminent scientists.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVA as No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

July 30, 2019
U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia for the fourth consecutive year.

UVA Discovers Incredible ‘HULLK’ That Controls Growth of Prostate Cancer

July 29, 2019
The discovery could be used to target and stop the progression of prostate cancer, which kills more than 30,000 American men every year.