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High Risk Clinic in Louisa County Gets Extra H1N1 Vaccine Doses

Updated: 10/27/2009 - People from across the region lined up Tuesday in Louisa County to get their swine flu vaccinations. Every dose matters. President Obama declared a health emergency over the weekend to expedite H1N1 vaccinations, but many parts of the country are doing without.

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Va. Quarantine Ordered for "Coastal Kudzu"

Posted: 10/26/2009 - In a bid to halt the spread of an invasive vine that can crowd out native plants and endanger the habitats of animals, Virginia agriculture officials are announcing a quarantine on beach vitex.

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U.S. Swine Flu Deaths Surpass 1,000

Posted: 10/23/2009 - Federal health officials say swine flu is more widespread now than it's ever been. CDC officials said Friday that swine flu has resulted in more than 1,000 deaths in the United States so far.

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Healthwise: Hi-Tech Pharmacy

Updated: 10/23/2009 - Martha Jefferson Hospital has recently been named one of the most wried hospitals in the country, and the robots they use to fill prescriptions is just one reason why.

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New Research Says Cancer Screenings Need Improvement

Updated: 10/22/2009 - For years doctors have been recommending health screenings for patients, but new research shows they may not be as helpful as once thought. Mark Tenia learned what that means for people who receive screenings.

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Reporter Stephanie Satchell Recounts Her Bout with Swine Flu

Updated: 10/16/2009 - The swine flu hit close to home at the Newsplex. On Monday, we learned that Newsplex Reporter Stephanie Satchell had the virus. She's back to work on Friday and feeling much better. She spoke with us about her illness and her recovery. Here's the Q & A.

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Healthwise: Prostate Screening

Posted: 10/15/2009 - Over one in ten men in Charlottesville who get a prostate screening at Martha Jefferson Hospital have abnormal results. In this week's Healthwise segment, Cheryn Stone asks a urologist to share information that may save a life.

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Beth on the Bright Side: Thermography Scans

Updated: 10/13/2009 - The American Cancer Society says the number of cases of breast cancer has gone down over the years. In this week's Beth on the Bright Side, Beth Duffy learned more about a new piece of equipment that is helping with early detection.

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Swine Flu Possible Factor in Boy's Death

Updated: 10/12/2009 - A 9-year old Woodbrook Elementary student died Saturday and the swine flu may have been a factor in his illness. School leaders say counselors will be on hand at the school Monday to talk with kids about the death of Carson Raymond.

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Healthwise: Radio-Frequency Pacemaker -- October 7th

Updated: 10/08/2009 - Martha Jefferson is the first hospital in central Virginia to implant a radio-frequency pacemaker. The new device allows doctors to more easily monitor a patient's heart rhythm.

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Va. High School Cancels Classes Due to Flu

Posted: 10/08/2009 - A private school in Roanoke has canceled classes for eighth through 12th grades through Friday and postponed a football game because of an outbreak of a flu-like illness.

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UVa Receives First Shipment of H1N1 Vaccine

Updated: 10/06/2009 - The University of Virginia has received its first shipments of H1N1 influenza vaccine. Thousands of doses of nasal mist will immunize health care workers.

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Some Clinics Running Low on Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Posted: 10/06/2009 - A vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu is expected in Virginia in a matter of days, but the seasonal flu vaccines are already available. However, supplies may run out.

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Flu Might Overcrowd Hospitals in Va.

Posted: 10/01/2009 - A new report warns that if a third of people wind up catching swine flu, Virginia and 14 other states could run out of hospital beds around the time the outbreak peaks.

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