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Gov. Kaine: Virginia Will Have H1N1 Vaccines By October

Updated: 09/07/2009 - As the number of H1N1 cases steadily increase in our area, on Tuesday, Governor Tim Kaine announced measures Virginia is undertaking to protect against the H1N1 flu virus. Vaccines should be available by October.

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Study: Smoked, Salted, and Cured Meats Could Increase Cancer Risk

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Parents are being urged to stop putting ham and other processed meats into their children's school lunchboxes. The World Cancer Research Fund warns that children who eat smoked, salted or cured meats could increase their risk of developing cancer later in life.

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UVA Today: Swine Flu in Schools

Updated: 09/21/2009 - As kids head back to school, educators are dealing with a new concern this year, the H1N1 Flu, commonly called the Swine Flu. Dr. James Turner joined us for UVA Today to talk about the disease, the vaccine, planning and preparation.

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Flu Outbreak at Fluvanna County Schools

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Even though it is still summer, a flu alert is going out to Fluvanna schools via a letter to parents of children at the elementary, middle, and high schools. Testing is underway to determine if the flu outbreak is swine flu.

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Reformers Differ on Policy at "Highway to Healthcare" Rally

Updated: 08/25/2009 - The "Highway to Health Care" reform bus arrived in Charlottesville Monday after a summer-long tour of the country. Activists in Charlottesville are speaking their minds about the so-called public option, a government-run health care plan that would compete with private insurers to help keep the cost of premiums down.

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Council Urges Faster Availability of H1N1 Vaccine

Posted: 08/24/2009 - President Barack Obama's scientific advisers are recommending that the government should speed availability of at least a little H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, vaccine.

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Infant Mortality Rate Hits Lowest Level in State History

Updated: 08/04/2009 - Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced Tuesday that Virginia’s infant mortality rate has declined to its lowest level in state history. The rate among the state’s African-American population was also reduced to its lowest levels ever.

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Study: No Health Benefits in Choosing Organic

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Researchers in London reviewed 162 scientific papers published over the past 50 years and found no health or nutritional benefits in choosing organic foods over ordinary foods. The organic market is a $48 billion business.

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UVa Researchers Say A Fat Tax May Curb Obesity

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Studies continue to show that waistlines in America are still expanding. Now, leaders in Washington are looking at the idea of creating a "fat tax." Local researchers say, that may not be a bad idea.

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Pregnant Women First to Get Swine Flu Vaccine

Updated: 07/30/2009 - A government panel has recommended that certain groups be placed at the front of the line for swine flu vaccinations this fall, including pregnant women, health care workers, and children six months and older.

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Nearly 2,000 Show Up for Free Health Care in Virginia

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Nearly 2,000 people crowded onto a southwest Virginia fairgrounds and waited hours to receive free dental care, eyeglasses and medical procedures. Several volunteers from the University of Virginia Medical Center provided care.

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Local Doctor Voices Concern Over Health Care Bill

Updated: 07/22/2009 - A local doctor says that President Obama's health care plan will make a growing problem worse by creating more red tape for physicians and bankrupting private insurers.

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Swine Flu Hits Local Children's Camp; Other Camps Take Precautions

Updated: 07/17/2009 - With seven confirmed cases of swine flu at a University of Virginia sponsored children's camp this summer, health officials want to make sure parents know how to keep their kids safe during their stay at summer camps in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Health Care Debate Continues In Charlottesville

Updated: 07/15/2009 - Health Care reform is sparking debate in Washington and right here in Charlottesville. A local protest of the health care bill currently in Congress is in the works.

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Martha Jefferson Group Wins "Best Nursing Team" Award

Updated: 07/14/2009 - One team of nurses at Martha Jefferson Hospital is busy winning awards for their service. Nurses in South Seven Oncology recently landed on the cover of Advance for Nurses magazine as the 2009 Best Nursing Team award winner.

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UVa. Researchers Make Groundbreaking Parkinson's Discoveries

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Parkinson's researchers at the UVa Medical Center have made some groundbreaking discoveries. The disease is a major medical problem with no cure, but researchers are looking at a new light therapy treatment for the disease.

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