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Alex Wirth speaks at the 2014 TEDx UVA conference. Photo: Manali Sontakke/ The Cavalier Daily

TEDx at UVA: Making the path

A 20-year old mountain climber scales the world’s seven highest summits in support of gay and lesbian rights. A fourth-year computer-engineering student at UVA is recognized by many around the world as the king and founder of his own country. And a junior at Harvard University is appointed by Hillary Clinton to the U.S. National […]

Dr. Lynn Dengel, a breast surgeon at Martha Jefferson Hospital’s Virginia Breast Care, joins local peers in sticking to the recommendation that women start getting annual mammograms at 40. Photo: Elli Williams

Health issue 2014: Local docs on the controversy over breast cancer screening

This story is part of our 2014 health issue, which also includes articles on concussions in young athletes, rhabdomyolysis, and gluten intolerance. Just over four years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent, federally funded panel of physicians—rocked the cancer community when it changed its breast cancer screening guidelines, recommending that women get mammograms […]

“We need better tools to determine when people should be cleared to return to play,” said Dr. Jason Druzgal, a neuroradiologist.

Health issue 2014: UVA studies impact of concussions in young athletes

This story is part of our 2014 health issue, which also includes articles on mammography, rhabdomyolysis, and gluten intolerance. Helmet? Check. Shoulder pads? Check. Tiny biometric brain injury sensor? Check. You won’t see the quarter-sized computerized devices tucked behind their ears, but more than 100 local high school and college athletes are donning the sensors […]