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Vaccination Refusals Alarming Health Officials

Posted: 09/29/2014 - Public health officials say they're alarmed at the growing number of cases of measles and whooping cough. They blame parents who are now refusing to immunize their kids.

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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: Knee and Ankle Injuries

Updated: 09/25/2014 - The start of the school year also means the start of different sports seasons. Dr. Margo Gill, a physician at Forest Lakes Family Medicine, says the most common sports injuries in kids involve knees and ankles.

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Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola Cases Found in Lock Down

Posted: 09/23/2014 - Sierra Leone says 130 confirmed cases of Ebola were found during a three-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the disease. Officials are awaiting tests on about 70 more suspected cases.

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Report Shows States with Highest and Lowest Rates of Gun Deaths

Posted: 09/19/2014 - Hawaii has the lowest rate of gun deaths in the United States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according to new research. The research examined all recorded gun deaths in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010.

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What's Going Around: November 25, 2013

Posted: 11/25/2013 - From strep throat to sinus infections, we're keeping an eye on what's going around. This week's we're checking in with four local doctors.

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Using Alternative Medicine & Integrative Medicine to Treat Illness

Updated: 11/20/2013 - If you've been dealing with health issues like depression or chronic pain, you've probably tried medications, doctors and maybe even surgery, but there are other options out there. As CBS19's Stephanie Satchell reports, some say it may be time to think outside of the box and try a different type of medicine like Integrative or Alternative Medicine.

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Free Clinic to Expand Dental Care, Needs Volunteers

Updated: 10/07/2013 - The Charlottesville Free Clinic is looking to meet demand and expand its dental services, but it needs some help to do it. The clinic has 600 patients on a waiting list to receive care, and its director says the need won't go down with the new insurance offerings.

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MJH and Plastic Surgeon Team Up for 'Beauty Brunch"

Updated: 07/25/2013 - Martha Jefferson Hospital and Dr. Elizabeth Chance of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Charlottesville are partnering to offer a Beauty Brunch on August 3. The brunch is meant to help woman put their best face forward by taking questions about skin care, sunscreen, facelifts, and more.

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