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Health & Science

JUNE 2017

Many of Crozet’s older residents are heeding the advice to isolate themselves, but that’s not enough, says Crozet family practice doctor Maura McLaughlin. “A resident of Charlottesville in their late 50s has tested positive for COVID-19. It is here,” she said. “I have heard from physician colleagues around the country of adults in their 20s and 40s in the intensive...
“I am a family doctor and I am terrified,” Maura McLaughlin wrote early Friday morning on Facebook. Maura and her husband, Tim, own Blue Ridge Family Practice in Crozet. She was referring to the alarming rise of coronavirus cases throughout the world, including recent increases throughout the US. Based on available data, McLaughlin computed the potential local mortality if significant...
I love maps. Hardly a week goes by when I don’t pull out either a map or an atlas and look up some place I’ve heard about in the news to pinpoint its location and to find out more about its geography and culture. Reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson as a young boy kindled my love of maps. ...
I work with potentially deadly viral diseases on a daily basis. I see kids with croup (parainfluenza virus) struggle to breathe through inflamed throats. I see babies with bronchiolitis (respiratory syncytial virus) gasping and wheezing, nostrils flaring and ribs tugging in with each breath. I treat the fevers of sick, frail elderly patients caused by influenza viruses and admit...
‘Tis the season that many high school seniors and their parents are starting to prepare for the transition to college. The process has hopefully been in the works for many years, but the last months provide a pivotal opportunity to smooth the way.  The shift from living under the parental roof and supervision to independent living creates opportunities and challenges...
On a recent chilly evening at Western Albemarle High School, 44 students gathered in two science classrooms and, under the guidance of members of U.Va.’s Pegasus Air Medical team, performed cricothyrotomies on pig throats. The session was one of a five-part Mini Med School program offered by WAHS that students flock to, not as part of their required curriculum,...
The hospital has been busy these last few months. Flu season came early this year, beginning with predominantly Influenza A, and continues even still with a second wave of a different strain, Influenza B. Despite my flu shot, I think I got both strains this year as I was ill twice over the holiday season. Not too surprising really,...

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Social Distancing Is for Everyone, Warns Local Doctor

Many of Crozet’s older residents are heeding the advice to isolate themselves, but that’s not enough, says Crozet family practice doctor Maura McLaughlin. “A resident...

Social Distancing: Crozet Doctors Say the Time Is Now

“I am a family doctor and I am terrified,” Maura McLaughlin wrote early Friday morning on Facebook. Maura and her husband, Tim, own Blue...

Insights for Flourishing: Maps, Apps, and a Rainbow

I love maps. Hardly a week goes by when I don’t pull out either a map or an atlas and look up some place...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Going Viral

I work with potentially deadly viral diseases on a daily basis. I see kids with croup (parainfluenza virus) struggle to breathe through inflamed throats....

Preparing for College

‘Tis the season that many high school seniors and their parents are starting to prepare for the transition to college. The process has hopefully...

The Picture of Health: Mini Med School at WAHS

On a recent chilly evening at Western Albemarle High School, 44 students gathered in two science classrooms and, under the guidance of members of...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Happy (Chinese) New Year

The hospital has been busy these last few months. Flu season came early this year, beginning with predominantly Influenza A, and continues even still...