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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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Kids in the Kitchen to Encourage Nutritious Living

Updated: 03/07/2008 - March is National Nutrition month and the Junior League of Charlottesville is helping to celebrate. Saturday morning they'll host their annual "Kids in the Kitchen" program at Johnson Elementary.

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Experts Say 2/3 of Hysterectomies May Be Unnecessary

Updated: 03/05/2008 - Many people look to surgery to help with chronic problems and hysterectomy operations are an option for many women. But experts are saying as many as two thirds of hysterectomies may be unnecessary.

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New Dialysis Treatment Gets Rave Reviews

Dialysis

Updated: 02/29/2008 - More than a quarter-million Americans rely on kidney dialysis to survive. That's a fact that has patients spending hours in the doctor's office three times a week. But a new technology has hit Charlottesville and kidney patients say it's giving them a new lease on life.

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Senate Rejects HPV Vaccination Delay

Updated: 02/22/2008 - A Senate committee has rejected legislation to postpone mandatory vaccinations of sixth-grade girls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.

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Type One Herpes on the Rise in Youth

Posted: 02/15/2008 - Talking to your child about sex can be difficult for many parents, especially different types of sex. One local doctor fears some moms and dads are leaving out parts of the important conversation, because now herpes among youth is on the rise. How it's spread my surprise you.

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