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Virginia Sees Record Highs in Health Care Coverage

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced Tuesday that more children and pregnant women are receiving health care coverage through Virginia’s health insurance programs than at any time in the state’s history.

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New Drugs Show Promise in Fight to Cure Alzheimer's

Updated: 07/21/2008 - It is estimated some five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is only expected to increase in the coming years. Researchers across the country are trying to develop drugs to combat the condition, and two experimental vaccines are showing real promise.

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UVA Ranks Nationally as a Top Hospital

Updated: 01/25/2012 - U.S. News and World Reports announced that the University of Virginia Health Systems has been ranked as one of America's Best Hospitals. Seven medical specialties at UVA ranked on the 19-th annual survey.

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Cholesterol Drugs Recommended For Some 8-Year-Olds

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Doctor's are continuing to look at ways to fight the nation's number one killer, heart disease. They say more and more evidence shows the disease begins early in life, which is why cholesterol drugs are now being recommended for some children as young as eight.

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer is Rare, but Fast-Moving

Posted: 06/17/2008 - The Ameican Cancer Society estimates that nearly 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. this year. About 15% of those patients will have a rare, fast-moving form of the disease, called Triple Negative.

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Women's Four Miler Training Begins With a Bang

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Each year breast cancer is one of the leading killers of women in America. On Saturday hundreds of women gathered in Charlottesville to do something about it.

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E-Prescriptions; Saving You Time and Trips To Pharmacy

Updated: 04/29/2008 - For anyone that goes to the pharmacy to get prescriptions, a new technology could make getting the bottle filled a lot easier. It's called e-prescriptions and it's becoming a growing trend.

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Charlottesville Students Make "CHOICE"

Updated: 04/29/2008 - You probably don't let your kids eat whatever they want at home, but Charlottesville City Schools are looking at a pilot program that would encourage them to do just that at school.

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Life Expectancy Declining For Women In Deep South

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A new study doesn't bode well for women in the deep South and Appalachia. The study based on federal data finds that the life expectancy for women in 180 U.S. counties declined significantly between 1983 and 1999.

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Local Docs: Third Mumps Shot Not Necessary

Updated: 04/10/2008 - Before kids in Virginia can go to school they have to get two vaccinations against the mumps; it's been state law for almost 20 years. Now a new study from the Centers for Disease Control is looking at changing that.

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Culpeper Regional Hospital and UVa Exploring Partnership

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Culpeper Regional Hospital (CRH) and the UVa Medical Center (UVaMC) are exploring a possible partnership. Both health care providers have already taken the first steps to join forces.

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Staff Cuts At State Mental Hospital

Posted: 04/08/2008 - About a dozen staffers will be laid off at Western State Hospital as the mental hospital tries to cut $1.1 million in spending as a response to a decline in state revenues.

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UVa Doctors: Heartburn Can Cause Cancer

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Eating poorly can cause heartburn and doctors at UVa say heartburn can cause cancer. Doctors at UVa are urging folks to take a closer look at their eating habits.

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Cool Gard 3000 Comes to UVa Medical Center

Updated: 03/19/2008 - New technology at The UVA Medical Center may make it easier to treat patients and prevent them from having certain long term problems.

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Drugs Found In Virginia Drinking Water

Posted: 03/10/2008 - An Associated Press investigation has found a vast array of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans in 24 major metropolitan areas as well as in Virginia.

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