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WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose
WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began.

New initiative wants to open conversations about opioids, counterfeit drugs and overdose deaths

New initiative wants to open conversations about opioids, counterfeit drugs and overdose deaths

The One Pill Can Kill initiative includes television and radio PSAs that will air across Virginia.

Holiday travel precautions to prevent illness

Holiday travel precautions to prevent illness

Virginia has also seen a 41 percent increase in flu-like illness and an 18 percent increase in respiratory illness in the last week.

Liberty-OVE founder: Repercussions feared for getting help

Liberty-OVE founder: Repercussions feared for getting help

A rash of suicides tied to the USS George Washington over the past two years forced a focus on mental health services within the Navy.

'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for U.S. hospitals

'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for U.S. hospitals

A rapidly intensifying flu season is straining U.S. hospitals already overburdened with patients sick from other respiratory infections.

Schools struggle to staff up for youth mental health crisis

Schools struggle to staff up for youth mental health crisis

Despite an influx of COVID-19 relief money, school districts across the country have struggled to staff up to address students' mental health needs that have only grown since the pandemic hit.

Expert offers advice on helping children process UVA tragedy

Expert offers advice on helping children process UVA tragedy

Thursday was Children’s Grief Awareness Day, and a representative from the Hospice of the Piedmont gave some advice on how to help children process the tragedy.

RSV leaving many sick across Virginia

RSV leaving many sick across Virginia

Respiratory illness season is here and experts shared just how harsh it has been.

Universities focus on athletes' mental health after crises

Universities focus on athletes' mental health after crises

There is no playbook to instruct how athletic departments are to respond to the tragic death of one of their athletes.

Doctors' appointments from cell phones available at Sentara

Doctors' appointments from cell phones available at Sentara

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has opened a new outpatient center in Charlottesville.

Staying healthy ahead of the holidays

Staying healthy ahead of the holidays

With less than two weeks to go before Thanksgiving, local health officials are warning about respiratory viruses. 

BRHD: Respiratory viruses spreading quickly throughout region

BRHD: Respiratory viruses spreading quickly throughout region

Viruses like the flu and RSV are spreading earlier than usual this season.

1 dead, over a dozen sick from outbreak tied to deli meat

1 dead, over a dozen sick from outbreak tied to deli meat

U.S. health officials say a food poisoning outbreak tied to deli meat and cheese has sickened 16 people in six states, including one who died.

CDC to conduct health study at polluted former Army base

CDC to conduct health study at polluted former Army base

Federal health officials are conducting a new study to determine whether veterans once stationed at a now-shuttered California military base were exposed to dangerously high levels of cancer-causing toxins.

Local company discovers medical breakthrough

Local company discovers medical breakthrough

A medical breakthrough was found in Charlottesville in the form of a new blood test that will tell you if you're at risk for heart disease.

Strong RSV vaccine data lifts hopes after years of futility

Strong RSV vaccine data lifts hopes after years of futility

A new study suggests vaccinating pregnant women protects their newborns from the common but scary respiratory virus called RSV.

Low costs expected to keep Obamacare interest high

Low costs expected to keep Obamacare interest high

Millions of Americans can begin selecting their 2023 health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov on Tuesday.

Fall back could impact sleep schedules

Fall back could impact sleep schedules

Nov. 6 is the end of Daylight Saving Time, so clocks will go back one hour.

As fentanyl drives overdose deaths, mistaken beliefs persist

As fentanyl drives overdose deaths, mistaken beliefs persist

Fentanyl and other potent synthetic opioids ingrained in the nation's illicit drug supply are killing more people in the U.S. than any other drug has.

Pediatricians state that flu season is here early

Pediatricians state that flu season is here early

Pediatricians are seeing the flu earlier than in most years.
Typically flu season begins around early December, but it is here, and not leaving any time soon. 

Abortion access looms over medical residency applications

Abortion access looms over medical residency applications

Students in obstetrics-gynecology and family medicine are facing tough choices about where to advance their training in a landscape where legal access to abortion varies from state to state.

Florida sees rise in flesh-eating bacteria amid Ian concerns

Florida sees rise in flesh-eating bacteria amid Ian concerns

Florida has seen an increase in cases of flesh-eating bacteria this year driven largely by a surge in the county hit hardest by Hurricane Ian.

Researchers find promising molecule to fight neurological diseases

Researchers find promising molecule to fight neurological diseases

Researchers have found a molecule in the brain that may allow doctors to boost the body’s ability to fight neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.

Are you a mosquito magnet? It could be your smell

Are you a mosquito magnet? It could be your smell

If mosquitoes love you, new research suggests it may be because of how you smell.

Dairy Market going pink to support breast cancer awareness

Dairy Market going pink to support breast cancer awareness

Wednesday evening the Women's Committee of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation held a meet and greet at the Dairy Market. This event is part of the month-long initiative called "Dairy Market Goes Pink."

More students now being home-schooled to improve mental health

More students now being home-schooled to improve mental health

World Mental Health Day was Monday, and K-12 schools have seen a spike in mental health issues among students.