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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.
Part of our personality may actually be dictated by the immune system.
Research Shows Immune System Controls Social Behavior
Researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects – and even controls –social behavior, such as the desire to interact with others.
Formerly thought to be isolated from each other, research suggests that the brain and the adaptive immune system closely interact. In fact, some of our behavior traits might have evolved as our immune response to pathogens.
“It’s crazy, but maybe we are just multicellular battlefields for two ancient forces: pathogens and the immune system. Part of our personality may actually be dictated by the immune system.” Says Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, chair of UVA’s Department of Neuroscience.
I thought, well, I’m in good hands, so I’m going through with this.
Horseback Riding After a Hip Replacement
Susan Mong loves riding her horse. She’s been riding for more than 50 years. A few years ago, she broke her hip while riding and had to have screws implanted. This led to osteoarthritis and other complications.
Eventually, the pain got so bad that Susan couldn’t ride. She searched online to see where doctors themselves go for hip issues, and UVA came up. She made an appointment with orthopedic surgeon Quanjun Cui, MD.
“I met Dr. Cui and we had a nice conversation,” Susan says. “I thought, well, I’m in good hands so I’m going through with this.”