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What's Going Around: Tick Bites/Related Illnesses

Posted: 09/04/2012 - If you're planning to spend some time outdoors under the sun, doctors say you should remember more than just your sunblock. In this week's What's Going around doctors are still warning people about ticks and related illnesses this summer.

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Report: Underage Tobacco Sales Continue to Fall

Updated: 08/02/2012 - Sales of tobacco to minors in the U.S. reached an all-time low in 2011 under a federal-state inspection program intended to curb underage tobacco smoking.

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Healthwise: Baby Support Class

Updated: 08/01/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we take a look at a support for new mothers called "Welcome to Motherhood" being offered in Charlottesville.

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Mosquito-borne Illnesses Found in 2 Va. Cities

Posted: 07/24/2012 - Health officials in Norfolk and Virginia Beach are advising residents to take precautions after chickens tested positive for mosquito-borne illnesses.

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Healthwise: Sterile Compounding

Updated: 07/18/2012 - In this week’s Healthwise segment, we take a look at a new sterile compounding around part of the pharmacy at Martha Jefferson Hospital where IVs are made.

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FDA Approves First Pill to Help Prevent HIV

Updated: 05/16/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

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Va. Eliminating Backlog in AIDS Drug Program

Posted: 07/16/2012 - The Virginia Department of Health says it is eliminating a patient backlog in its AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which provides HIV-related medication for low-income people.

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What's Going Around: Lyme Disease

Updated: 07/09/2012 - Whether going on your daily walk or just spending time outside, doctors say you could be putting yourself at risk for a certain disease. In this week's What's Going Around we're focusing on Lyme Disease which can be brought on after getting a tick bite.

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What's Going Around: Lacerations

Posted: 06/26/2012 - Whether big or small, lacerations can end up becoming a major pain. In this week's what's going around we're focusing lacerations; also known as cuts.

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Women's Group Airs ad Criticizing Health Care Law

Posted: 06/26/2012 - A conservative women's group has launched a $6 million ad campaign in presidential battleground states criticizing President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

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People Concerned Over Adding Chloramine to Public Water

Posted: 06/26/2012 - People concerned about the environmental and public health impacts of adding Chloramine to Charlottesville and Albemarle's public water systems hosted a teach-in Monday on the risks that the chemical poses to the community.

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CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Posted: 05/21/2012 - For the first time, the government is proposing that all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C. Anyone born from 1945 to 1965 should get a one-time blood test to see if they have the liver-destroying virus, the CDC recommends.

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What's Going Around: Food Poisoning

Updated: 06/25/2012 - What you eat could be making you sick. In this week's What's Going Around, we're focusing on food poisoning.

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What's Going Around: Poison Ivy

Updated: 05/14/2012 - It's itchy and anyone can get it. In this week's What's Going Around, we're talking about poison ivy.

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