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U.Va. Expert: Medical Internet Could Transform Health Care

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Josh Barney

In the future, a doctor could plug a patient’s symptoms into a computer and compare them against thousands of similar cases, leading to more accurate diagnoses and better treatments, according to U.Va. physician Dr. David J. Stone.

Latest Demographic Profiles Show Vast Disparities Among Virginia’s Regions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Northern Virginia’s relative wealth can obscure the realities faced by Virginians in other regions, according to the Demographics Research Group at U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

U.Va. Study: A Third of U.S. Low-Wage Workers Are Only Earners in Household

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Meredith Gunter

Among U.S. hourly workers, who comprise 56 percent of the workforce, almost a third earn less than the $10.10 rate President Obama proposed as the federal minimum wage in his 2014 State of the Union address.

For NICU Parents, Skype Provides the ‘Next Best Thing’

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Christine Phelan Kueter

A pilot program at the U.Va. Medical Center keeps parents in touch with their babies, and their babies’ caregivers, when they can’t be at the bedside.

Politico Teams with U.Va.’s Center for Politics to Offer Interactive Election Ratings

Friday, July 18, 2014 | Kyle Kondik

The Center for Politics will update its interactive maps weekly, showing which way its analysts believe races for the House, Senate and governorships are leaning and explaining the logic behind changes in ratings.

Free Health Screenings to be Available July 26 at Community Health Fair

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Free health screenings and other information are planned for the annual Charlottesville Community Health Fair, to be held July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Booker T. Washington Park on Preston Avenue.

U.Va. Telemedicine Connects Health Specialists to More Rural Patients

Friday, July 11, 2014

A federal grant will enable the Center for Telehealth to more easily connect U.Va. doctors with frail, seriously ill patients in nine additional rehabilitation centers and nursing homes in Central Virginia.

Now 95, Saunier Reflects on Efforts to Expand U.Va.’s Black Enrollment

Monday, July 7, 2014 | Charlie Tyson

Paul Saunier, an assistant to U.Va. president Edgar Shannon, played a rarely acknowledged role in boosting African-American student enrollment in the late 1960s. “Without his work, this whole thing would have fallen apart,” one student said.

Engineering Nuclear Nonproliferation

Monday, July 7, 2014

Houston Wood has put his expertise in gas centrifuges to good use, helping nations determine if nuclear programs in other parts of the world are being dedicated to peaceful or military purposes.

Citizens Don’t Like Gerrymandering; Study Offers Alternative Redistricting Methods

Monday, June 30, 2014

A study in The Virginia News Letter, published by U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, examines redistricting steps Virginia might take to lessen gerrymandering.

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