Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: The Importance of Self Care
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: The Importance of Self Care

Women of all ages often find themselves as primary care givers. Whether it’s for children, parents, or a spouse, the goal is to be able to provide the best care possible. Doctors say part of that is learning to take care of you.

UVA House Call: Dr. Larry Borish on Immune Deficiencies, New Accreditation
UVA House Call: Dr. Larry Borish on Immune Deficiencies, New Accreditation

University of Virginia Health System is now considered a Center of Excellence for treating people with immune deficiencies. 

March 13th, 1:48 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Hip Arthroscopy
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is used by doctors to treat a variety of issues. It involves inserting a camera through a small poke hole in the skin to evaluate the hip joint.

March 13th, 6:43 AM EDT
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes to Add Fiber to Your Diet
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes to Add Fiber to Your Diet

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes suggestions for a healthier life.

March 12th, 4:38 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Ann Rigdon, MSN RN OCN, on Colorectal Cancer Prevention
UVA House Call: Ann Rigdon, MSN RN OCN, on Colorectal Cancer Prevention

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. You may think you're too young to have it, or if it's not in your family history, you don't need to worry. Ann Ridgon from the UVA Cancer Center Joins us to explain why prevention is so important

March 6th, 12:50 PM EST by Chris Markham
Rita's Lunch Bag: Timing Your Meals
Rita's Lunch Bag: Timing Your Meals

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some suggestions for a healthier life.

March 5th, 3:41 AM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: More Heart-Healthy Recipes
Rita's Lunch Bag: More Heart-Healthy Recipes

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes suggestions for a healthier life.

February 26th, 4:02 AM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Reducing Preventable Readmissions
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Reducing Preventable Readmissions

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital recently launched a new pilot program aimed at reducing preventable readmissions. 

February 25th, 9:06 AM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Brandy Patterson on Heart Month
UVA House Call: Dr. Brandy Patterson on Heart Month

Dr. Brandy Patterson from the UVA Heart and Vascular Center is discussing heart disease in honor of Heart Month on Wednesday, February 20.

February 20th, 12:44 PM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Heart-Healthy Meals
Rita's Lunch Bag: Heart-Healthy Meals

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes suggestions for a healthier life.

February 19th, 4:23 AM EST
UVA House Call: Registered Dietician Katherine Basbaum on Diet Changes, Heart Health
UVA House Call: Registered Dietician Katherine Basbaum on Diet Changes, Heart Health

Katherine Basbaum, a registered dietician for UVA's Heart and Vascular Center, discusses simple changes one can make in their diet to impact heart health.

February 13th, 12:55 PM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Common Thyroid Disorders
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Common Thyroid Disorders

January is thyroid awareness month. There are several common disorders of the thyroid, but each is different.

January 11th, 11:18 AM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes for Healthy Living
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes for Healthy Living

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes suggestions for a healthier life.

February 12th, 3:42 AM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Jamie Borque on Pet Imaging
UVA House Call: Dr. Jamie Borque on Pet Imaging

UVA's Heart and Vascular Center is staying on the cutting edge of technology with some recent advances. Dr. Jamie Borque discusses pet imaging on Wednesday, February 6.

February 6th, 12:45 PM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: The Importance of Education Before Having a Baby
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: The Importance of Education Before Having a Baby

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital offers a variety of classes for people who are preparing to have a baby. The goal is to help educate on what to expect and the classes are open to anyone who is expecting a baby.

December 14th, 11:41 AM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Alexandra Kadl on Pulmonary Embolisms
UVA House Call: Dr. Alexandra Kadl on Pulmonary Embolisms

They're sneaky and deadly if you don't get them treated immediately - Dr. Alexandra Kadl from UVA Health System is discussing pulmonary embolisms.

January 30th, 12:48 PM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Importance of Potassium
Rita's Lunch Bag: Importance of Potassium

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes suggestions that add potassium to your diet.

January 29th, 3:42 AM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Kristen Heinan on Concussions
UVA House Call: Dr. Kristen Heinan on Concussions

Bad winter weather usually includes ice, and that can mean an increased number of wipeouts. Dr. Kristen Heinan discusses concussions on January 23.

January 23rd, 12:44 PM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Susan Modesitt on HPV Vaccinations
UVA House Call: Dr. Susan Modesitt on HPV Vaccinations

Dr. Susan Midesitt from UVA's Cancer Center joins us for House Call to discuss the importance of HPV vaccinations.

January 16th, 12:48 PM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Radial Access Technique for Treating Strokes
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Radial Access Technique for Treating Strokes

Over the years, technology has made it easier and easier to allow doctors to access the brain. We’ve moved from open brain surgery, to accessing the brain through the femoral artery in the groin area. And now, doctors at Sentara Martha Jefferson have taken it one step further, and are using the radial artery in the wrist to treat patients suffering from a stroke. 

December 1st, 3:55 PM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes that May Help the Brain
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes that May Help the Brain

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes suggestions that could help your brain.

January 15th, 3:45 AM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipe Suggestions for the New Year
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipe Suggestions for the New Year

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes suggestions.

January 8th, 3:54 AM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Treating the Female Athlete
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Treating the Female Athlete

The new Sentara Sports Medicine Center at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital treats athletes of all ages and abilities. However, the physicians at the center note that when taking care of female athletes, there are certain things they make sure to keep an eye out, as women are different than men. 

December 28th, 10:18 AM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: New ER Processes Improve Wait Times
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: New ER Processes Improve Wait Times

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has recently made changes in its emergency department in order to get patients in, seen by a doctor, and on their way faster than before.

November 15th, 4:45 AM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Robert Wilder on Running and Health
UVA House Call: Dr. Robert Wilder on Running and Health

Most runners will say they want to keep running as they age, but if they're not careful wear and tear could bring all that exercise to an end.

December 19th, 12:48 PM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipe Suggestions for Those with Type 2 Diabetes
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipe Suggestions for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes suggestions for those with Type 2 diabetes.

December 18th, 3:46 AM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Min Park on Stroke Treatment
UVA House Call: Dr. Min Park on Stroke Treatment

Dr. Min Park is discussing stroke treatment at the UVA Medical Center on Wednesday, December 12.

December 12th, 12:48 PM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes with Omega 3
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes with Omega 3

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes with Omega 3.

December 11th, 3:48 AM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Gall Stones and Gall Bladder Surgery
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Gall Stones and Gall Bladder Surgery

In this week's Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday we're focusing on gall bladder surgery - what it entails and when it is necessary.  We spoke with Dr. Lane Ritter, a general surgeon at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, to find out more. 

October 23rd, 6:52 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Rebecca Dillingham on AIDS
UVA House Call: Dr. Rebecca Dillingham on AIDS

World AIDS Day happened recently, and Dr. Rebecca Dillingham is discussing the disease and research toward a cure.

December 5th, 12:59 PM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes to Help Manage Diabetes
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes to Help Manage Diabetes

Registered Dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning with recipes to help manage diabetes.  Smith featured pumpkin oatmeal, wild rice farro salad, and penne pasta with spinach.

December 4th, 4:43 AM EST
Rita’s Lunch Bag: Healthy Breakfast
Rita’s Lunch Bag: Healthy Breakfast

In today's Rita's Lunch Bag, Rita and Jennifer discuss healthy breakfast options.

November 30th, 7:04 AM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Luke Wilkins on Varicose Veins
UVA House Call: Dr. Luke Wilkins on Varicose Veins

At the worst, they're painful. At the least, they're unsightly. Dr. Luke Wilkins discusses varicose veins on Wednesday, November 21.

November 21st, 12:50 PM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: The Role of a Senior Services Navigator
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: The Role of a Senior Services Navigator

As people age, coordinating all the different pieces of healthcare can become a difficult task.  Now, a new senior services navigator at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is stepping in to help. 

November 20th, 11:26 AM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Some Different Recipes for Thanksgiving
Rita's Lunch Bag: Some Different Recipes for Thanksgiving

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipe suggestions for a healthier Thanksgiving meal.

November 20th, 3:29 AM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What’s the Role of a Cancer Nurse Navigator?
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What’s the Role of a Cancer Nurse Navigator?

A cancer nurse navigator is there to be by the side of patients every step of the way to provide support and connect them with resources. 

November 16th, 9:56 AM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Noah Schenkman on Movember
UVA House Call: Dr. Noah Schenkman on Movember

Dr. Noah Schenkman from the University of Virginia's urology department discusses Movember and what it means on Wednesday, November 14.

November 14th, 12:46 PM EST
UVA House Call: Dr. Meena Kannan on Multiple Sclerosis
UVA House Call: Dr. Meena Kannan on Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis can initially be a tough disease to pin down and very hard to predict.

November 7th, 12:46 PM EST
Rita's Lunch Bag: Changing Your Diet to Live Better
Rita's Lunch Bag: Changing Your Diet to Live Better

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes that may help you live better.

November 6th, 4:00 AM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Groin Hernias
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Groin Hernias

The focus of this week's Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday is on hernias and specifically times when surgery is necessary.  We spoke with Dr. Lane Ritter, a general surgeon at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, to find out more.

November 5th, 12:10 PM EST
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What is Body Contouring?
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What is Body Contouring?

The focus of this week's Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday is body contouring - what it is, who it's for, and how the procedure works.  We spoke with Dr. Victoria Vastine, a plastic surgeon with Sentara Martha Jefferson Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, to find out more.

October 26th, 10:06 AM EDT
Rita's Lunch Bag: Meatless Recipes
Rita's Lunch Bag: Meatless Recipes

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some meatless recipes 

October 23rd, 4:42 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Susan Corbett on Midwife Services
UVA House Call: Susan Corbett on Midwife Services

The University of Virginia's Department of Obstetrics and gynecology is expanding its midwife services.

October 17th, 1:51 PM EDT
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes that May Reduce Odds of Colorectal Cancer
Rita's Lunch Bag: Recipes that May Reduce Odds of Colorectal Cancer

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes that may help reduce your chance of developing colorectal cancer.

October 16th, 4:30 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Kevin King
UVA House Call: Dr. Kevin King

Dr. Kevin King is here to talk about the benefit of prosthetics and orthodic services at UVA and a new clinic at Pantops.

October 10th, 2:04 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Donating Breast Milk to a Milk Bank
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Donating Breast Milk to a Milk Bank

There are 33 milk banks across the country – the closest to us being The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk.  You can think of them like blood banks, but for breast milk. 

October 10th, 6:46 AM EDT
Rita's Lunch Bag: Heart Healthy Recipes
Rita's Lunch Bag: Heart Healthy Recipes

Registered dietician Rita Smith joined us Tuesday morning to offer up some recipes for good heart health.

October 9th, 5:00 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Jennifer Harvey on Breast Cancer
UVA House Call: Dr. Jennifer Harvey on Breast Cancer

Dr. Jennifer Harvey from the UVA Cancer Center discusses her team's approach to screening and treating breast cancers.

October 3rd, 1:46 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Why is it Important to Act Quick if you Might be having a Heart Attack?
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Why is it Important to Act Quick if you Might be having a Heart Attack?

If you think you or a loved one might be suffering a heart attack, it’s critical to act quickly.

September 28th, 2:59 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What is the Difference between a Pacemaker and Defibrillator?
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What is the Difference between a Pacemaker and Defibrillator?

Pacemakers and defibrillators are two types of devices that are used to control the rate at which a heart beats. A pacemaker is a device that helps to speed up slow heart rates, and a defibrillator works to slow down hearts that beat too fast.

September 12th, 7:05 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Carol Vincel
UVA House Call: Dr. Carol Vincel

UVA Health System is home to Virginia's only comprehensive transplant center. 

September 5th, 3:21 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What’s the Difference Between a Shin Splint and a Stress Fracture?
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What’s the Difference Between a Shin Splint and a Stress Fracture?

In many cases it can be difficult to tell the difference between shin splints and a stress fracture.  While a shin splint is an issue with the tissue surrounding the tibia, a stress fracture is an issues with the bone itself. Doctors says a physical exam is the first step to diagnosing the issue.

September 3rd, 7:13 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Jenilee Lawrence
UVA House Call: Dr. Jenilee Lawrence

Dr. Jenilee Lawrence talks to us about reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.

August 29th, 3:01 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Limiting Radiation Exposure When Treating Prostate Cancer
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Limiting Radiation Exposure When Treating Prostate Cancer

A new product called SpaceOAR is allowing doctors at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital to treat men with prostate cancer and eliminate radiation damage to the rectum at the same time.

August 27th, 5:00 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Katherine Basbaum on Dehydration
UVA House Call: Dr. Katherine Basbaum on Dehydration

Whether it's summer or winter, it's easy to get dehydrated if you aren't careful, and it's effects can make you very sick.

August 22nd, 1:45 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday:Aromatherapy for Cancer Patients
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday:Aromatherapy for Cancer Patients

Aromatherapy treatment is now available to cancer patients at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.  It’s used in conjunction with take-home anti-nausea medication that typically takes longer to kick in. 

August 17th, 6:43 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Justin Vesser on Expired Medicine Prescriptions
UVA House Call: Dr. Justin Vesser on Expired Medicine Prescriptions

When your prescription medicines expire, or you don't need them anymore, it's sometimes tough to just get rid of them.

August 15th, 2:37 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Brent DeGeorge on Facial Palsy
UVA House Call: Dr. Brent DeGeorge on Facial Palsy

We're joined by Dr. Brent DeGeorge from UVA Plastic Surgery to discuss facial palsy, which is still a bit of a mystery for researchers.

August 8th, 2:07 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What is Shingles?
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What is Shingles?

Shingles is a rash that can break out in different areas of the body. It becomes more common as people get older.

August 8th, 8:37 AM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What is an Electrophysiology Nurse Navigator?
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: What is an Electrophysiology Nurse Navigator?

If you have to have an electrophysiology procedure – be it an ablation, a pacemaker or a defibrillator – it can seem overwhelming.  However, nurse navigators at Sentara Martha Jefferson help take the worry away. 

August 6th, 5:54 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Chris Holstege on Blue Ridge Poison Center
UVA House Call: Dr. Chris Holstege on Blue Ridge Poison Center

More than 40 years ago, the Blue Ridge Poison Center opened up its doors in Charlottesville. Dr. Holstege joins us to talk about its services.

July 25th, 1:47 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: How to Choose Healthy Snacks
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: How to Choose Healthy Snacks

Snacks can be an important part of your eating each day.  But, it is important to make smart decisions when it comes to what you pick. 

July 23rd, 5:52 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Pearl Yu on Sleep Apnea
UVA House Call: Dr. Pearl Yu on Sleep Apnea

Snoring during the night or a sore throat when you wake up can be minor inconveniences, but they can also be signs of a serious disorder.

July 18th, 1:46 PM EDT
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Sentara Martha Jefferson Vascular and Vein Center recently installed hyperbaric oxygen chambers.  They are used to treat patients with certain types of wounds that can’t be healed by other methods.

May 10th, 10:13 AM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. David Kaufman
UVA House Call: Dr. David Kaufman

A fungal infection can be tricky to treat, but it's especially tough when a baby has it. Dr. David Kaufman from UVA's neonatology division of pediatrics is here to talk about this.

July 11th, 2:48 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. David Rapp
UVA House Call: Dr. David Rapp

Dr. David Rapp of UVA joins to talk about a sensitive subject for women, which is seeing a urogynecologist.

June 27th, 2:14 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Bill Brady on Heat-Related Illness
UVA House Call: Dr. Bill Brady on Heat-Related Illness

Heat-related illness is a real danger when the temperature climbs. Dr. Bill Brady is discussing the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

June 20th, 2:22 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. David Hyrvniak on Platelet Rich Plasma
UVA House Call: Dr. David Hyrvniak on Platelet Rich Plasma

Part of your own blood supply can help speed the healing process if you have certain specific injuries.

June 13th, 1:49 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. John Dent on Stress Tests
UVA House Call: Dr. John Dent on Stress Tests

If you're having heart issues, the doctor might call for a stress test.

June 6th, 1:51 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Keith Bachmann on Youth Sports Injuries
UVA House Call: Dr. Keith Bachmann on Youth Sports Injuries

Summer time's almost here, and many children are looking forward to spending some of it at sports camp. But some will also spend time in the emergency room.Dr. Keith Bachmann stops by from University of Virginia Medical Center to talk about avoiding that.
 

May 23rd, 1:51 PM EDT
Dr. Nicholas Teman on Respiratory Failure Treatments
Dr. Nicholas Teman on Respiratory Failure Treatments

Dr. Nicholas Teman from the University of Virginia's Hear and Vascular Center discusses ECMO in relation to respiratory failure.

May 16th, 1:45 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Mark Russell on Skin Cancer Screening
UVA House Call: Dr. Mark Russell on Skin Cancer Screening

With everyone heading outside to enjoy the sun, the University of Virginia Medical Center has a very timely event on the weekend of May 12.

May 9th, 2:06 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Joe Carrera on Strokes
UVA House Call: Dr. Joe Carrera on Strokes

Strokes can be life-threatening and debilitating. They can often come on fast, with no warning.

May 2nd, 2:50 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Christopher Kramer on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
UVA House Call: Dr. Christopher Kramer on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Christopher Kramer, a professor of cardiology and radiology at UVA Health System joins us to talk about hypertropic cardiomyopathy, which can make it hard for your heart to pump blood. 

April 25th, 1:55 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
UVA House Call: Liz Cochran on Distracted Driving
UVA House Call: Liz Cochran on Distracted Driving

Liz Cochran joins us to talk about a distracted driving learning program at UVA.  

April 18th, 1:47 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Daniero on World Voice Day
UVA House Call: Dr. Daniero on World Voice Day

If you're not talking about it, maybe you should be. This coming Monday is a day to think about your voice, and some of the problems that can steal it.

April 4th, 2:10 PM EDT
UVA House Call: Dr. Robert Carey on Monitoring Blood Pressure
UVA House Call: Dr. Robert Carey on Monitoring Blood Pressure

Dr. Robert Carey joins us to discuss why it is important to keep a close eye on your blood pressure. 

March 28th, 2:12 PM EDT by Jennifer Walker
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Proper Hand Hygiene
Sentara Martha Jefferson Monday: Proper Hand Hygiene

With winter in full effect, sickness is also running rampant. To stay healthy, practicing good hand hygiene is key.

December 16th, 3:48 PM EST
Straight Talk MD: Hypertension
Straight Talk MD: Hypertension

Dr. Brandy Patterson tackles hypertension on this weeks Straight Talk MD. 

January 18th, 11:22 AM EST

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