UVA student Cleo Boyd ran long distance for UVA’s cross country and track and field teams. But she often had to take time off from her training because of an ongoing foot injury.
Foot and ankle specialist Joseph Park, MD, noticed Cleo’s ankle collapsed to the inside when she walked. He recommended surgery to create a better arch for her foot.
Cleo was nervous about taking time off for surgery. However, after she recovered, she began training consistently, without needing time off. She has become a top Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) runner and won the 5,000 and 10,000-meter race at the 2016 ACC championships.
About 2.5 weeks into the treatment, I woke up getting ready to go to my treatment and I could feel myself grinning.
Overcoming Depression Through TMS Therapy
Amy Sarah Marshall
On the outside, Karen Pfeiffer’s life appeared pleasant: She was married with children and had a good job. But she had suffered from depression since she was 12, and every day was hard. She had trouble sleeping, gained weight and tried to avoid talking to people.
Karen’s job kept her on the road frequently, “and I thought to myself, if I’m in an accident and I don’t live — that will be OK. That way, I’m not committing suicide, but I’m not suffering anymore.”
Karen tried multiple medications, but none of them worked. Then she heard about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy, and her primary care doctor referred her to UVA. Finally, things started to turn around.
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U.S. News Ranks UVA No. 1 Hospital in Va., Honors 8 Specialties
U.S. News and World Report’s 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" guide has recognized eight University of Virginia Health System specialties and ranked UVA as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia.
Three UVA specialties were ranked among the top 50 in the U.S.: cancer (31st), urology (tied for 43rd) and nephrology (tied for 46th).
Only approximately three percent of U.S. hospitals have a ranked specialty.
Five additional specialties were honored as “high performing,” placing them among the top 10 percent of their respective specialties: cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonology.