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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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State Health Officials Issue Blood Pressure Challenge

Updated: 05/08/2012 - The Virginia Department of Health is launching an initiative to control high blood pressure. The department is challenging residents to have 1 million blood pressures taken during May.

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UVa Using Scalpel-Free Brain Surgery to Treat Tremors

Updated: 04/19/2012 - It's surgery without a knife, and a clinical trial at the University of Virginia Medical Center has found that it could be a new way of stopping tremors in patients with Parkinson's Disease.

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Report: Dozens Denied Inpatient Mental Evaluations

Posted: 04/18/2012 - A state report shows that people who exhibit the potential of seriously harming themselves or others have failed to get the inpatient emergency mental-health evaluation and treatment they need because of a lack of space at state-run and private psychiatric hospitals.

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Report: Albemarle Among Virginia's Healthiest Counties

Updated: 04/03/2012 - A report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin researchers ranks Albemarle County as the healthiest area in central Virginia and the fourth healthiest in the state.

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What's Going Around: Sinus Infections

Updated: 04/05/2012 - If you have pressure in the forehead and nasal congestion it may be more than just your allergies. In this weeks What's Going Around we're focusing on sinus infections.

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Allergy Season Comes Early for Central Virginians

Updated: 03/27/2012 - Doctors say allergy symptoms often begin in late-February or early-March, however that was not the case for this area. The spring-like temperatures this winter did cause allergy season to come a bit earlier this year.

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