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Funding for new network concerning public health threats
Funding for new network concerning public health threats

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announce five-year awards to five state public health departments, including Virginia.

Recovering addicts work to help others in 'Project Recover'

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

New research hints that even simple exercise just might help seniors with mild memory problems.