Healthcare

Va. health officials confirm three cases of lung illness tied to vaping

The Virginia Department of Health announced Monday that there have been three confirmed cases of severe lung illnesses tied to the use of...

Chris Jones blocked Medicaid expansion for years, but now claims he “led the fight” to expand it

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) spent years opposing Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Now, in a new advertisement, he is boasting that he "led...

Planned Parenthood withdraws from Title X due to Trump administration’s “gag rule”

Planned Parenthood said Monday that it would withdraw from the federal family planning program that provides birth control and reproductive health care...

Advocates disappointed​ by court’s new mental-health initiative

More than two-thirds of people incarcerated in Arlington County Jail have a serious mental illness or developmental disabilities. Officials have a plan...

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...

What state Sen. Glen Sturtevant’s ‘no’ vote on Medicaid means

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

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