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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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Tuberculosis Rate Continues to Drop in Virginia

Posted: 03/22/2012 - 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.

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Report Details Soaring Costs of Memory-Robbing Disease

Updated: 03/08/2012 - Every 68 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's Disease, according to a new report released by the Alzheimer's Association. As the number of people diagnosed continues to climb, so do costs.

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Healthwise: Martha Jefferson 8K Run, 4K Walk

Updated: 03/07/2012 - 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.

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Flu Season Making Late Arrival in Virginia

Updated: 02/28/2012 - The flu season is making a late arrival to Virginia. State public health officials say the February start of the flu season is possibly the latest in a quarter-century.

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What's Going Around: Bronchitis

Updated: 04/05/2012 - If you have a bad cough, it may be more than just the common cold. In this week's What's Going Around, we're taking a closer look at bronchitis.

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What's Going Around - Strep Throat

Updated: 04/05/2012 - From eating to talking, having this medical condition could make some everyday activities pretty uncomfortable. In this week's What's Going Around, we're focusing on sore throats.

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What's Going Around: Colds

Updated: 04/05/2012 - From sprains and strains to the flu, we're keeping an eye on all the illnesses that are going around. In this week's What's Going Around, we're talking about colds.

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What's Going Around: Gastroenteritis

Updated: 04/05/2012 - It's a condition that's causing lots of stomach issues for patients young and old. In this week's What's Going Around we examine gastroenteritis.

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What's Going Around: Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Updated: 04/05/2012 - It's a virus that can be as mild as a cold in some patients and deadly in others. In this week's What's Going Around, Dr. Kathy Smyth explains what you need to know about Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

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