Recovering addicts work to help others in 'Project Recover'
A program in central Virginia is aimed at getting people struggling with drug addiction into treatment by giving them support from recovering addicts who have turned their lives around.
They ended wanted pregnancies. Post-Roe, they face new pain.
Ashley Lefebvre hugs her unborn daughter's urn each night. Sarah Halsey treasures the tiny hat worn by her baby who lived just 38 minutes. Abi Frazier moved away from her home with a furnished nursery.
Grant funding to help tackle maternal mortality in Virginia
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Division of Death Prevention has received a CDC grant to help address this growing issue.
Local BioTech company creates test to predict severity of COVID cases
A Charlottesville-based company is leading the way in fight against COVID.
Miyares, other attorneys general say reclassify fentanyl as WMD
Attorney General Jason Miyares and 17 others sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday.
Americans give health care system failing mark: AP-NORC poll
A majority of adults in the U.S. say health care is not handled well in the country.
Cancer survivorship event aims to educate, support and honor
Sentara Healthcare will be hosting a virtual event on survivorship on Oct. 1, and it is inviting people to attend.
'Your Body Loves You, Love It Back' fundraiser coming up on Sunday
The Body Positive's mission is to end the harmful consequences of negative body image that can result in eating disorders, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health issues.
Working to improve access to health care in rural Virginia
The UVA Health System is teaming up with six community health organizations to provide at-home monitoring.
Insulin cap for Medicare patients signals hope for others
By 2026, Medicare will gain the power to start negotiating costs for pharmaceuticals and its beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket prescription costs will be limited to $2,000 starting in 2025.
RRHD offering monkeypox vaccine doses
The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District is keeping an eye on monkeypox, even though the current community risk is low.
Monkeypox can spread to pet dogs, doctors report
Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus.
BRHD says has some doses of monkeypox vaccine available
The Blue Ridge Health District received 90 doses of the vaccine and has administered 74 first or second doses
Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating
Health officials say it is possible that hundreds of people in New York state have gotten polio and don't know it.
CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19
The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.
Biden signs 'burn pits' help for vets; a personal win, too
President Joe Biden signed legislation on Wednesday expanding federal health care services for millions of veterans who served at military bases where toxic smoke billowed from huge 'burn pits.'
Funding to help health centers address health equity
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $1.76 in funding for community health centers in Virginia, including one in Nelson County.
U.S. will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses
U.S. health officials have authorized a plan to stretch the nation's limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose.
Derriere de Soie donating percentage to Charlottesville Free Clinic
The intimate apparel store is donating a percentage of its sales to highlight health care needs that predominately affect women.
Experts: Monkeypox vaccines extremely limited
Local experts say the risk to the general public is low at this time, but it's important to be careful.
BRHD continues to update case numbers for Monkeypox
The Biden Administration declared the Monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency on Thursday.
U.S. declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak
The U.S. has declared a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the outbreak of monkeypox that already has infected more than 6,600 Americans.
EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk
The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide.
Urging people to care for their skin for Summer Sun Safety Month
August is Summer Sun Safety Month and dermatologists are reminding people to limit exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints
New research hints that even simple exercise just might help seniors with mild memory problems.