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FDA to Approve Plan B for 17-Year-Olds

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration, reversing field, will allow 17-year-olds get the 'morning-after' birth control pill without a doctor's prescription, a government health official said Wednesday.

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First Case of Measles Reported in Virginia

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The Virginia Department of Health says a Prince William County resident has measles. It's the state's first confirmed case of the virus this year.

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Study: Skin Cancer Risk May Be Genetic

Posted: 04/22/2009 - People with dark hair who tan easily tend to dismiss warnings about spending too much time in the sun, but a new UPenn study now finds these sun-lovers are not immune to skin cancer.

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Daylight Savings Time and Losing Sleep

Posted: 03/06/2009 - It's National Sleep Awareness Week, and it's also time to spring forward an hour Sunday. How can you keep alert and rested despite losing an hour of sleep?

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Study: Moderate Alcohol Intake Can Increase the Risk of Cancer for Women

Updated: 02/27/2009 - If you're a woman, you might want to think twice before you have one glass of wine or beer a day. According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a study conducted by the University of Oxford shows that low to moderate alcohol consumption in women increases the risk of certain cancers.

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House Passes Children's Health Insurance Bill

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The House overwhelmingly approved a bill extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, giving President Barack Obama a much-needed win on health care and taking a first step toward his promise of universal coverage.

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CDC Report: STI Cases Continue To Rise

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Centers for Disease Control says despite prevention efforts, the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections are on the rise.

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New Study Shows Secondhand Smoke Dangers Greater

Updated: 01/02/2009 - We've known for years just how hazardous smoking is to your health, but a new CDC study shows the effects of secondhand smoke may be worse than experts initially thought.

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Eating Healthy for the New Year

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A lof of people are looking to lose weight as part of their New Year's resolution but health food retailer say that working out is just part of the equation. You have to incorporate a healthy diet as well.

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Preparing For Winter Illnesses

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Besides cold temperatures this winter, you can also expect winter illnesses. There haven't been any outbreaks yet, and doctors hope to keep it that way by helping patients prepare.

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UVa Launches Heart Clinic

Updated: 12/09/2008 - The UVa Health System launched a new healthcare delivery system Tuesday. Doctors say that they realized that there is a need for gender specific cardiovascular care, which is why UVa decided to launch a women's heart clinic.

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Doctors at UVA in 97th Percentile for Opening Heart Arteries Quickly

Updated: 11/26/2008 - An online cardiology publication named the University of Virginia Health System in the top three percent of hospitals for treating heart attacks. They say UVA excels at opening up blocked Cardio-vascular arteries with a balloon. It's a treatment for patients suffering from an acute type of heart attack.

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How Kidney Dialysis Works

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Hundreds of thousands of Americans require kidney dialysis treatment. The National Kidney Foundation estimates more than 20 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease.

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UVa Researchers Make Vasectomy Breakthrough

Updated: 11/15/2008 - A project 27 years in the making is about to come to fruition for researchers at the University of Virginia and when the product hits store shelves, it could be a big boost for men who have undergone a very sensitive surgery.

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UVa Students Out to Solve World Health Problems

Updated: 11/07/2008 - Dozens of UVa students criss-crossed the globe this summer, working with health care professionals in underdeveloped areas. The problems they encountered and their solutions for solving them were on display Friday at the Rotunda.

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Nelson County Doc Looks Back on 50 Years

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Folks in Nelson County took time Thursday night to honor a man who's touched thousands of lives in the community over the past half-century. Dr. Robert "Bob" Raynor is retiring from the medical practice he started back in 1958.

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FDA Debates the Safety of Giving Cold Medicine to Kids

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Parents wondering whether to give cold and cough medicines to their kids may not get help from the government anytime soon. Food and Drug Administration officials at a public hearing Thursday said they need to gather more data on whether over-the-counter remedies are safe and effective for children ages 2-6. The FDA is also worried that a ban - as sought by leading pediatricians' groups - might only drive parents to give adult medicines to their youngsters.

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UVa Researchers Look To Cure Tumors Using Light

Updated: 08/05/2008 - UVa researchers have come up with a new, innovative way to kill cancer cells, and it could potentially be a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease.

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