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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, a patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas. Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your flu shot.  With U.S. schools and businesses reopened, international travel resuming and far less masking this fall, flu is likely to make a comeback.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Flu Season: What Virginians Need To Know

What do Virginians need to know about the current flu season? That it's still not too late to get a flu shot!

Contributed photo - Rita Browning teaches math class at Laurel Park Middle School.
Over 1,000 COVID Outbreaks in Virginia Schools: How One Division Handles the Pandemic

There have been over 1,000 COVID-19 outbreaks in Virginia's schools since March 2020. Here's how one division handled the pandemic.

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Here’s How Virginia Schools Are Getting Ready for Child Vaccinations

“We have been preparing for a long time, and when approval comes for kids [under 12] to be able to receive their shots, Virginia will be ready,” Gov. Ralph Northam said last week.

A security guard opens the door to the Whole Women's Health Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law would be the most dramatic restriction on abortion rights in the United States since the high court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion across the country in 1973. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Virginia’s November Election Could Decide If a Texas Abortion Ban Happens Here

Control of the House of Delegates and the Governor's Mansion are up for grabs, and the GOP candidate vowed to go "on offense" on abortion if they win.

How the Cost of Insulin in Virginia Dropped

Thousands of Virginians rely on insulin to survive. Legislation from the Democratic legislature made sure the cost of that life-saving medicine didn't keep going up.

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Virginia Gets Over $500 Million From Opioid Settlement

It took four years, but Virginia's attorney general, along with other states, are finally collecting payments from drug companies that pushed opioids.

Medical Debt Wiped Clean: Ballad Health Agrees to Deal With Nonprofit

WISE COUNTY- As of next week, $277,971,455 million worth of medical debt will no longer exist in the Appalachian Highlands.