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.
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.
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.
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.
The Virginia Department of Health Thursday announced that the tuberculosis (TB) rate in Virginia continues to decline. Between 2010 and 2011, the rate decreased 17.5 percent, which equates to 47 fewer cases.
It's time to lace up your shoes and hit the streets in downtown Charlottesville. The 16th annual Martha Jefferson 8K takes place Saturday. As CBS19's Stephanie Satchell explains in this week's Healthwise segment, it's a chance to exercise and raise money for local health care.