Soft Bedding Poses Grave Danger to Sleeping Babies, Study Shows

April 23, 2019

Almost 70% of babies who died
from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft
bedding, a new study reveals. The finding underscores physicians’ urgent
message to new parents that babies should sleep only in cribs or bassinets free
of blankets, toys and other potential hazards.

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UVA Expands Diabetes Technology Clinic

January 28, 2019
The expanded outpatient clinic helps patients with type 1 diabetes and insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes access the best and latest technology.

NIH Salutes Brain Discovery in List of 2018’s Most Promising Medical Advances

January 21, 2019
The discovery identifies an important role for the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

Exercise Before Surgery Can Protect Muscles and Nerves, Study Shows

January 15, 2019
UVA researchers are working to improve outcomes for people who suffer ischemia reperfusion injury, including surgery and trauma patients and soldiers injured on the battlefield.

FDA Approves Scalpel-Free Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Tremor

January 3, 2019
“We are very excited about this approval,” said UVA neurosurgeon Jeff Elias, who led the testing of the technology. “Now, patients with Parkinson’s disease will have more options if their symptoms become refractory to medication.”

National ‘100 Great Orthopedics Programs’ List Features UVA

January 2, 2019
It's the fifth consecutive year that Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Orthopedics at UVA Medical Center to the list.

Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammation

December 20, 2018
A group of genes that has been largely ignored by scientists could play critical roles in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), inflammation and likely obesity and other metabolic diseases.

HPV Discovery Raises Hope for New Cervical Cancer Treatments

December 18, 2018
HPV is responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer and 95 percent of anal cancers. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease, infecting more than 79 million Americans.

UVA Honored on National ‘100 Great Heart Programs’ List

December 13, 2018

For the third consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at UVA… read more >

UVA Makes Surprising Discovery About Neurons

November 26, 2018
Meticulous new research from the School of Medicine has changed a well-accepted scientific belief about neurons, the vital nerve cells that allow us to experience the world and record those experiences as memories in our brains.