Health and Medicine

University of Virginia
10:49 am
Wed July 31, 2013

International Conference on Rare Vision Disorder

A normal eye is pictured above. Below is the eye of a child with aniridia, a congenital eye disorder. People born with the disease have no iris and are generally legally blind.
Credit Aniridia Foundation

An international conference is underway at the University of Virginia.  It will draw fewer than 200 people to talk about a very rare disease, but what happens there could prove important to millions of patients.

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Health & Medicine
4:02 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

High Tech Mannequins Train Nursing Students

This week, medical professionals from around the state met to discuss a surprising topic – simulated patients.  More and more medical and nursing schools are relying on high-tech mannequins to teach valuable lessons, before students actually lay hands on humans.  

Noelle is a perpetually pregnant mannequin who lives at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing.  She has a heartbeat and blood pressure, eyes that open and close, joints at the hip, knee and ankle, a womb, a baby who’s been delivered thousands of times – and thanks to various computer programs, she talks.

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Health & Medicine
2:03 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

W&L's Campus Kitchen Feeds Minds and Bellys

Credit photo by Beverly Amsler

A hunger relief program at Washington & Lee University has garnered the attention of Governor McDonnell for contributing to the life and welfare of low-income rural residents in Rockbridge County.  Volunteers at the Campus Kitchen Project put the saying “Waste not, want not” to good use.

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When Seconds Count
4:55 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Reducing Hospital Errors

It’s estimated that more than 100,000 people a year die as a result of hospital errors. 

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Obamacare Series Continues
2:41 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Roanoke Times Digs into the Affordable Care Act

The Roanoke Times presents another installment of its series examining how the Affordable Care Act will change how you access and pay for health care.
Reporter Lawrence Hammack and his colleague David Ress have been investigating the impact of the new law on individuals, businesses, and health care providers in Virginia.


 

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