Research news, events and health tips from UVA Health.

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Researchers are studying a tiny invertebrate, a worm called C. elegans, that has a similar genetic makeup to humans. They've identified 14 genes for a higher risk of weight gain & can use findings to develop weight loss drugs. #WeightLoss #research ow.ly/7hnb50KfSsn
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Bullying is a concern with optional masking in school. Parents should encourage kids to keep an open mind. "Different families make different decisions for very good, real reasons and I think that applies in both directions," said psychologist Joseph Tan. ow.ly/pMEO50KfSci
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"We’re trying to improve the quality of mental health services provided to youth in schools," says Julia Taylor, professor at @UVA. According to the CDC, emergency-room visits related to mental health increased 31% among adolescents from 2019 to 2020. ow.ly/M9Tf50KfRem
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UVA Health retweeted
Thank you to the local @lionsclubs of #Charlottesville donation to Cape Ivy for ponchos to keep our @UVAPediatrics @UVaNICU @UVAPediatrics warm. @uvahealthnews @UVA #communitypartners
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This study found adults who exercise 2-4 times/week with moderate to vigorous activity had a reduced risk of death. Becca Krukowski, professor of public health sciences, confirms these results are consistent with previous research. #exercise ow.ly/2QiJ50KeY4s
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UVA Health retweeted
So honored to receive this award!
So happy to present the @APADivision38 Excellence in Clinical Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional to my amazing friend and @UVaSOMFacDev colleague @JoannaYostPhD! #thisishealthpsych #APAHCatAPA
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"I think the biggest thing that would surprise people about gynecologic oncology is that we are surgeons and give chemo," says Paola Gehrig, MD, a gyn oncologist and chair of the UVA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. #WomensHealth #CancerTreatment ow.ly/5GPG50KcuRN
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“Because they use the same brain pathways, seizures can disrupt the memory consolidation process by taking over the circuit. This meant that seizures can hijack the memory pathways and cause amnesia," @UVANeurology researchers share. #seizures #research ow.ly/KngC50KcuhM
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Low in calories and good for the heart, green beans are full of soluble fiber. This helps lower your (bad) LDL cholesterol. Don’t be fooled by the name — green beans also come in yellow and purple. #HealthyFoods ow.ly/phFb50KbJ60
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“The controversy relates to a very specific procedure where surgeons placed the mesh transvaginally to repair prolapse. We still use mesh often. But these are very different surgeries," says urogynecologist Monique Vaughan, MD. #WomensHealth ow.ly/9sHp50KbIIH
More young adults are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends the screening age from 45-75, as with robust screening, this cancer can be preventable. #ColorectalCancer #CancerScreening ow.ly/ZcRN50KbG9E
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