Emily Dinning


Universe continues to exist, laws of physics still apply

While the earth is now approximately 4.54 billion years old, the laws of physics and the universe continue to apply. Although preliminary research in the aerospace department at the University reveals that it will soon be obsolete, Newton’s law of constant gravitation continues to apply.

UHS ranked among top 100 women's health program

Becker’s Hospital Review named the University Medical Center as one of 100 hospitals with great women’s health programs in 2014 , based on its ability to “offer outstanding health services geared toward women, such as gynecology, obstetrics, women-focused heart care and women-focused cancer care, among other women’s health needs.”

Holiday health woes

With the holidays swiftly approaching, feelings of joy, contentment and anticipation arise. However, it can be hard to truly enjoy the holidays while preoccupied with anxiety and fear of the alleged weight-gain that accompanies the holiday season.

University doctor provides hope for boy born without thumbs

Born without thumbs, 2-year-old Connor Woodle now has full function of his hands after having two operations performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra, co-founder of the University of Virginia Hand Center, which created a set of functional thumbs.

Restoring Hearing

About 1 in every 20 people in the world experience “disabling hearing loss” according to the World Health Organization. Caused by the death of the hair cells lining the cochlea of the inner ear, hearing loss in all forms is estimated to affect 15 percent of the world’s population. New research from the University’s Medical School has provided a stepping-stone to the regeneration of cochlear hair cells and the restoration of hearing.

University researcher unlocks underlying factors to success of popular heart failure therapy

Assoc. Cardiovascular Medicine Prof. Dr. Kenneth Bilchick is helping to pave the way toward higher patient response rates to cardiac resynchronization therapy — a method to improve the heart rhythm in a patient with heart failure. Using MRI scans and tracking patients for several years, Bilchick found that the wiring used during the procedure could be optimally placed to help increase a patient’s responsiveness to CRT. “There are roughly 5 million Americans who have heart failure,” Bilchick said.