Health


Dr. Steven Zeichner, part of UVA's team working on a COVID-19 vaccine, warned against speeding up the process for the sake of politics.
Is a Quicker COVID-19 Vaccine Worth the Risk? UVA Researcher Urges Caution

CHARLOTTESVILLE-When will it be ready? That’s the big question when it comes to a COVID-19 vaccine.

Scott Vernon (left) weighed 240 lbs three and a half years ago. A walk through the woods sparked a healthy change. Contributed photo.
Needing A Jump Start: Survival Instructor Takes Steps to Get Healthy

RIDGEWAY – Three and a half years ago, Scott Vernon led a survival camp through the woods.

Only weeks after a life-saving liver transplant, Landon McKee reveals his recovering scar. Contributed photo.
An Uncommon Diagnosis: Richmond Man’s Case Highlights Medical Issue

RICHMOND – Bad news wasn't what he wanted, but it's what he received.

A computer error caused a delay in reporting 96 deaths in Virginia linked to COVID-19.
Virginia Sees First Student Die of COVID-19

BOYDTON-A student who tested positive for COVID-19 died this week in Virginia.

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UVA Helps Local Communities Access COVID-19 Testing

CHARLOTTESVILLE-COVID-19 hit Charlottesville's Latinx and Black communities hard, but some of these groups don't have access to mass testing.

Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, Pool)
No Paid Quarantine Leave, Virginia Senate Committee Says

RICHMOND-Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 faces at least two weeks in quarantine. For some, it’s not a problem, as they can work from home.

Colon cancer is growing among those under age 50.
A Growing Concern: Colon Cancer Rates Rise in Those Under 50

CHARLOTTESVILLE-Chadwick Boseman's death shined a light on the increasing number of young people with colon cancer.