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Contents
FALL 2018

THE BIG
STORY

Your health can
surprise you.
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FEATURES

6

Coexisting with
Cancer
There's a genetic
disease that causes cancer
but often goes undiagnosed.
Karen and her UVA doctors
tried to change that.

9

Unexpected
Challenges
Health can change
quickly, and in ways we can't
always anticipate. Thank
goodness for perseverance.

10

Bouncing Back
Serena Williams'
play on
the tennis court
is legendary,
but her biggest
opponents have
been life-threatening
pulmonary embolisms.

14

Ready for
Anything
Be aware of your
risks for chronic conditions
or medical emergencies.

22

You Have Cancer.
Now What?
It's normal to be
overwhelmed. Here's what
to do.

28

Solving Back
Pain
Back problems
are common and all too
often chronic. Find out what
might be causing yours.

49

A Second
Chance at
Motherhood
Susan's heart began to fail
when she was in her 30s.
Fortunately, UVA doctors
gave her a lifesaving solution.

52

An Amazing
Bond
Cynthia never set
out to keep in touch with the
premature babies she cared
for at UVA. But decades
later, this nurse never misses
a birthday call with her nowgrown "babies."

IN EVERY ISSUE
2 Life in Balance: Health
Scares
3 Healthy Dose: Yoga
Lowers Blood Pressure
4 Ask the Expert:
Heartburn No More
5 Make 1 Change:
Love Your Microbes
32 The Quick List
33 This Just In
38 The Truth About Pap Tests
40 How To: Spot a
Concussion
42 Quiz: Freak Out or
Chill Out?
44 At a Glance: Kitchen Safety
46 In the Market: Cauliflower
48 Health by the Numbers:
Broken Bones

The battle of
fried junk foods:
onion rings vs.
french fries.
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Stroke Survivor
at 24
Did you know 1 in 10
strokes occur in those
under 50? Skylar didn't
know either, until one
happened to her.

COVER PHOTO BY GETTY/THEO WARGO; FRIES BY GETTY IMAGES

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