At-Home Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know

February 5, 2018

How is at-home genetic testing different than the genetic testing you’d get at a doctor’s office? My colleague Leigh Critzer has written an informative post over at Healthy Balance, the UVA Health System’s blog. Before you try to… Read More

Making Football Safer

February 2, 2018

The UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics is helping the NFL make pro football safer. The center’s efforts include evaluating the safety of footwear and helmets, along with thigh, knee, hip and shoulder pads.

Here’s an interesting fact from Jeff Crandall,… Read More

A Little-Appreciated Risk for Heart Attacks and Stroke

January 30, 2018

Fascinating article in the New York Times today about a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes that doctors are only now beginning to appreciate.

For a long time, doctors have been baffled by the large number of apparently… Read More

Brain Institute Backs Big Ideas

January 29, 2018

The latest projects funded by UVA’s Brain Institute are tackling some tremendously important topics, from brain cancer to sports concussions to dyslexia. The institute just awarded its second round of grants, totalling $880,000, to interdisciplinary teams of researchers across… Read More