Healthcare

Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds has a plan to lower drug costs

Shelly Simonds has one big takeaway from her time on the campaign trail in Newport News: People are concerned about the cost...

Residents of southwest Virginia will have access to free medical care later this month

Residents of southwest Virginia will have the opportunity to receive free medical care later this month, the Bristol Herald-Courier reports.

More than 300,000 Virginians have enrolled in Medicaid thanks to expansion

More than 300,000 people have signed up for Virginia’s expanded Medicaid program, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Wednesday. “Because...

Virginia health officials identify workplace cafeterias in connection with food-borne outbreak

The Virginia Department of Health has identified three workplace cafeterias in Northern Virginia and Richmond in connection with the recent outbreak of...

NoVa health officials investigating foodborne illness outbreak

Northern Virginia health districts are investigating an increase in cyclosporiasis, a foodborne intestinal illness. The Virginia Department of Health...

Will state Sen. Glen Sturtevant’s ‘no’ vote on Medicaid hurt his re-election bid?

Back in 2015, then state Senate candidate Glen Sturtevant opposed Medicaid expansion, calling it a “non-starter.”  Sturtevant won his...

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drone delivering an overdose-rescue drug?

Getting medicine to victims of the opioid epidemic in Virginia is not a problem of drug availability, it's a race against time....

26 students shot in Richmond this year

Twenty-six Richmond Public Schools students were shot this past school year, NBC12 reports, and two lost their lives. That's more than one...

Drug companies flooded Norton, Va. with 306 pain pills per person each year. The results were catastrophic.

Two Virginia cities received the most opioid pain pills per capita in the nation between 2006 and 2012, according to a new...

What the Trump administration’s latest attack on reproductive rights means for Virginia

The Trump administration announced this week that family planning clinics that receive taxpayer funding under the Title X program must stop referring...

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