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July 11, 2006
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U.Va. Health System Once Again Named as One of America’s Best Hospitals in Five Medical Specialties
THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM has once again been named as one of America’s best hospitals in five medical specialties — endocrinology (6); gynecology (25); ear, nose and throat (26); cancer (30); and heart (50) — in the 17th annual survey of “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. “As a premier medical research center in Virginia, we are committed to finding new treatments, tests and technologies that benefit our patients from the Commonwealth and beyond,” said R. Edward Howell, vice president and chief executive officer of U.Va.’s Medical Center. Full story.

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Beachgoers Beware: Stinging Sea Critters Can Pose Poison Hazard

You’re at the beach for a day of fun, playing in the waves, when suddenly you experience a stinging sensation followed by redness and swelling. Chances are you’ve been stung by a jellyfish. These stings can range from mild to fatal for humans, depending on the species involved and how much skin is exposed to the venom, according to the Blue Ridge Poison Center at the University of Virginia Health System. There are more than 200 jellyfish species worldwide. Fortunately, species found at beaches on the U.S. East Coast are much less toxic. Other symptoms include throbbing and shooting pain, and blistering or a raised rash at the site of the sting. Occasionally, a victim may experience more serious symptoms that may require medical care. Full story.

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Make a Difference: Sign Up Now for 2006 Day of Caring

University of Virginia faculty and staff can once again show their community how much they care by joining area volunteers from local businesses and organizations for the 15th annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring on Sept. 20. This team effort serves the community in meaningful ways on a wide variety of projects at local nonprofit organizations and public schools — from clerical assistance, to working with children and seniors, to painting, landscaping and construction. Last year, more than 690 of nearly 2,000 volunteers were U.Va. employees who worked at 86 out of 200 project sites in the Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson communities. Full story.

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C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
U.Va. Celebrates 177th Final Exercises, May 20-21
U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
Web Calendar   Heritage Repertory Theatre’s ‘Enchanted April’
8 p.m. through Fri., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sat. • Culbreth Theatre • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Drama Dept. • Tickets: 924-3376.

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Progress at the Speed of Light

Dean James H. Aylor: Guiding SEAS From Vision to Reality

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O'Connor, Doolittle, Thompson Highlight 2006 VaSID All State Team

Track & Field:
Erin Crawford Wins Bronze at NACAC Championships

Doolittle Delivers Game-Winner to Lead USA by Chinese Taipei, 1-0

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