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Immunization Rates on the Rise in Virginia

Updated: 09/07/2011 - New state-by-state survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that due to parents' and providers' efforts, immunization rates for children and adolescents in Virginia have significantly improved for most vaccines.

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What's Going Around - Hip Fractures

Updated: 09/05/2011 - Doctor John Edwards from Martha Jefferson Hospital reports seeing an increase in the number of hip fractures in Central Virginia.

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What's Going Around - Food Allergies

Posted: 08/29/2011 - As kids head back to school, doctors in Central Virginia have a warning about a potential danger in the school cafeteria.

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National Alzheimer's Plan Discussed Locally

Updated: 08/25/2011 - The Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association held a public input session Thursday to hear views and perspectives on what a National Alzheimer's Plan should include.

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Healthwise: Diabetes Education Course

Updated: 08/24/2011 - It's a time for diabetes patients in Charlottesville to come and learn everything they need to know about managing the disease. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell has a look at a new diabetes education course.

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What's Going Around: Influenza

Updated: 08/22/2011 - Dr. Michael Sty of Spring Creek Family Medicine says influenza is going around right now, but there are things you can do to prevent it.

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Virginia Sees Drastic Rise in Whooping Cough Cases

Posted: 08/15/2011 - Officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated for whooping cough before the start of school. There had been 189 cases of whooping cough statewide as of June 30, compared to 87 cases during the same period in 2010.

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What's Going Around - Sunburn

Updated: 08/15/2011 - In this week's What's Going Around, we're talking about a painful skin problem. Dr. Lindsay Friesen of Blue Ridge Internal Medicine and she says she's treating several patients for sunburn.

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What's Going Around - July 25

Updated: 07/25/2011 - In this week's What's Going Around we're talking about itchy skin rashes. CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is tracking what medical condition is passing through Central Virginia this week.

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Martha Jefferson Awarded Magnet Status

Updated: 07/22/2011 - Martha Jefferson Hospital has been re-designated as a Magnet facility, the highest award for nursing excellence worldwide.

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What's Going Around - Serotonin Syndrome

Posted: 07/18/2011 - From stomach bugs to aches and pains every Monday we turn our attention to medical conditions passing through Central Virginia. In this week's What's Going Around, we're talking about prescription drug reactions.

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What's Going Around - July 11

Updated: 07/14/2011 - Whether it's aches and pains or something contagious, we're keeping you informed about illnesses passing through Central Virginia. This week it's all about the common cold.

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What's Going Around - GERD

Updated: 07/04/2011 - Each week we talk with a local doctor to find out what's going around Central Virginia. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is what's going around this week.

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Healthwise: Single Port Surgery

Updated: 06/29/2011 - Martha Jefferson Hospital is now offering more options when it comes to surgery. In this week's Martha Jefferson Healthwise, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell has a look at a new minimally invasive technique.

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What's Going Around? Burns, Says MJH Doc

Updated: 06/27/2011 - Summer is here and more people are firing up the grill for outdoor fun and preparing to light fireworks for Independence Day celebrations. Although, with open flames nearby, people are putting themselves at risk for burns.

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What's Going Around - 5/16

Updated: 05/16/2011 - Every week we keep an eye on illnesses and medical trends passing through the community. This week CBS19's Stephanie Satchell finds out which insects are causing problems and how you can treat them.

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Replacing Pills With Pins to Treat Allergies

Updated: 01/21/2012 - With pollen levels and allergy season at a fever pitch, many people are searching for any form of relief. While some try a list of products from the drug store, others just tough it out. However, as CBS19's Bailey Disselkoen discovered, there may be another option.

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What's Going Around - 5/9

Updated: 05/09/2011 - Every week we keep an eye on illnesses and medical trends passing through the community. This week we're focusing on lower back pain. As temperatures warm up outside, more people will be doing yard work and gardening, increasing the chance for a slipped disc.

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What's Going Around - 5/2

Updated: 05/02/2011 - In this week's What's Going Around, CBS19 is checking in with Dr. Theresa Rupp from Buckingham Family Physicians to find out what's going around Central Virginia.

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What's Going Around - 4/11

Posted: 04/11/2011 - From red, achy skin to deciding how much beauty is worth, we're telling you everything you need to know about common illnesses passing through Central Virginia.

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What's Going Around - 4/4

Updated: 04/04/2011 - From strep throat to an important reminder about biking, we're telling you everything you need to know about common illnesses passing through Central Virginia.

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What's Going Around - 3/28

Posted: 03/28/2011 - From Hay Fever to an important reminder about allergies, we're telling you everything you need to know about what's going around in Central Virginia.

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