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It Is OK Not to Feel OK

“We make the situation worse when we punish ourselves for feeling sad or anxious or angry,” says Bethany Teachman of how we have managed our emotions during the past year. Teachman is a professor, the director of clinical training, and the director of the Program for Anxiety, Cognition, and Treatment (PACT) in the Department of […]

End-of-Life Care in Latino Communities

End-of-life and palliative care can be problematic in communities that lack well-established networks or easily accessible health resources. Lee Ann Johnson shares a study that addresses health care disparities that can lead to unnecessary suffering in emerging Latino populations. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Acute & Specialty Care department in the School of […]

The Latest on Fitness and COVID-19

A year after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States, we still have questions about how to protect ourselves and recover from the virus. Arthur L. Weltman presents the latest studies on exercise and COVID-19. Weltman is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Education and Human […]

Students Are Making Their Mental Health a Priority–and That’s a Good Thing

“Over the past several years, college students seem to be emerging from the shadows of past generations’ stigma regarding mental illness,” reports Nicole Ruzek of UVA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Ruzek is the director of CAPS in the Department of Student Health and Wellness at the University of Virginia. She recently hosted “Meditation on […]

What It Means to Matter

During this time of societal change and discontent, we need to matter. Dr. Julie Haizlip explains why mattering is an essential element of our well-being. Dr.  Haizlip is a clinical professor of nursing and director of the Center for Appreciative Practice in the School of Nursing, and co-director of the Center for Interprofessional Collaborations at […]

Pandemic Stories: UVA Nursing

        Nurses have been at the forefront of public health crises throughout history and collecting their stories is a mission of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at the University of Virginia‘s School of Nursing. Beth Hundt, clinical assistant professor and Bjoring Center associate; Maura Singleton, Bjoring Center program manager; […]

Meaning in Medicine: How the pandemic is shining light on the importance of our work

During this global health crisis, Dr. Ann Kellams shares her thoughts on being part of a dedicated community of medical professionals. Dr. Kellams is Professor of Pediatrics and Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics at the  School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. She helped bring to UVA The Healer’s Art, […]

Assistants to Nature: Midwives, Obstetrics, and the Medical Turn

From the 18th through 20th centuries, the birthing process saw a shift from the hands of female midwives to the instruments of male obstetricians. Lara Musser describes this shift in “Assistants to Nature: Midwives, Obstetrics, and the Medical Turn,” a current exhibit in UVA’s Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. Ms. Musser is a lecturer in […]

U.S. Health Care: Too Expensive or Priceless?

Most Americans agree that the U.S. spends too much on health care and Carolyn Long Engelhard, MPA, offers commentary on why a fix is so elusive. Ms. Engelhard is an Associate Professor and Health Policy Analyst, Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Lifetime Learning welcomes your comments on […]