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Woman who had miscarriage in Malta taken to Spain to abort
Woman who had miscarriage in Malta taken to Spain to abort

A pregnant American woman who suffered an incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta is receiving treatment in a hospital on the Spanish island of Mallorca because Maltese law prohibits abortion.

State of Minority Health forum held at Buford Middle School

State of Minority Health forum held at Buford Middle School

State of Minority Health Forum was held at Buford Middle school to discuss better access to healthcare for minority communities.

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

Health officials have ordered vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market.

Discussion on equity in health care

Discussion on equity in health care

Move2Health Equity is hosting a hybrid event on Thursday called State of Minority Health.

New budget includes increase in Medicaid reimbursements for dental procedures

New budget includes increase in Medicaid reimbursements for dental procedures

The funding will help to address the gap between reimbursement rates through the Medicaid program and private insurance.

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday.

Threat of heat stroke rises as summer approaches

Threat of heat stroke rises as summer approaches

In heat stroke, there will be a rapid rise in body temperature and an inability to cool down. Sweating will slow and may stop completely.

Researchers say diabetes patients can reduce amputation risk with annual wellness visits

Researchers say diabetes patients can reduce amputation risk with annual wellness visits

The scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine found patients who go to such appointments will lower their risk of needing an amputation by 36 percent.

Senate OKs enhanced benefits for vets exposed to burn pits

Senate OKs enhanced benefits for vets exposed to burn pits

The Senate has approved a sweeping expansion of health care and disability benefits for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in response to concerns about their exposure to toxic burn pits.

EPA: 'Forever chemicals' pose risk even at very low levels

EPA: 'Forever chemicals' pose risk even at very low levels

The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds in drinking water pose health risks at levels so low they cannot currently be detected.

UVA Health becomes first in region to use state-of-the-art scanner

UVA Health becomes first in region to use state-of-the-art scanner

The new Biograph Vision PET/CT scanner from Siemens reduces the time needed to get an image.

'Hoos Connected' helping students with making connections

'Hoos Connected' helping students with making connections

'Hoos Connected' was created in 2018, offering a one-credit class that teaches students about relationship-building skills.

Report: Drug overdose deaths up again in Virginia in 2021

Report: Drug overdose deaths up again in Virginia in 2021

The number of Virginia drug overdose deaths rose again in 2021, setting a record for a second year in a row.

June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in the United States.

Officials find 2 monkeypox strains in U.S.

Officials find 2 monkeypox strains in U.S.

Genetic analysis of recent monkeypox cases suggests there are two distinct strains in the United States.

Melatonin poisoning reports are up in kids, study says

Melatonin poisoning reports are up in kids, study says

A new study is drawing attention to a rise in poisonings in children involving the sleep aid melatonin.

With Roe in doubt, states weigh letting nurses do abortions

With Roe in doubt, states weigh letting nurses do abortions

As new abortion restrictions are imposed in some parts of the U.S., states with more liberal leadership have been passing laws to let a wider range of medical providers to do the procedures.

UVA Health on monkeypox concerns

UVA Health on monkeypox concerns

Around the world, there have been hundreds of confirmed cases in almost two dozen countries where the virus does not usually appear.

UVA Health study finds increase in suspected suicide attempts by poison among children

UVA Health study finds increase in suspected suicide attempts by poison among children

Suspected suicide attempts by poisoning among children rose nearly 26.7 percent from 2015 to 2020.

The Alliance to Cure Cavernous Malformation celebrates 20 years

The Alliance to Cure Cavernous Malformation celebrates 20 years

An estimated one in 500 people in the United States has at least one cavernous malformation, and 25 percent of those people will experience symptoms.

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world.

UVA Health weighs in on tick season

UVA Health weighs in on tick season

Experts say they have no reason to believe that this tick season will be worse than normal, but tick-borne diseases like Lyme Disease are on the rise around the nation. 

Fentanyl overdose fatalities hit new record, community pleas for change

Fentanyl overdose fatalities hit new record, community pleas for change

A family is seeking justice after their loved one died of a fentanyl overdose, and officials are working on the issue, but say there's a lot that needs to be done for people who are already addicted.

CDC: Investigation into hepatitis of unknown cause in children continues

CDC: Investigation into hepatitis of unknown cause in children continues

The CDC is working with health departments and clinicians across the country, including Virginia.

Madison County EMS and UVA Health team up to help stroke patients

Madison County EMS and UVA Health team up to help stroke patients

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at the UVA Health System and Madison County EMS are working together to provide better outcomes for patients suffering from a stroke.

Abortion resistance braces for demands of a post-Roe future

Abortion resistance braces for demands of a post-Roe future

When desperate people can't obtain abortions near home, they reach out to groups like the Midwest Access Coalition.