Stories tagged: "health care"


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Making a Difference: Virginia’s Free Clinics Resilient Despite Pandemic Challenges

A recent survey found 76% of Virginia free and charitable clinics saw an increase in patients, while 40% experienced a decrease in staff and volunteers.

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!

UVA Warns That While Fighting COVID-19, We’re Ignoring Other Vaccines

CHARLOTTESVILLE - It's easy to forget, but the COVID-19 vaccine isn't the only one some people need to take.

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Biden Has Detailed Plans That Could Help Women in America. Trump Has Nothing.

How the two campaigns differ on health policy, plans for child care, and violence against women.

Buffy Riley, right, and one of the nurses she works with treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York wear masks made by Eau Claire resident Deb Peterson and sent to Riley. Nurses at many New York hospitals said they lack enough masks and other personal protective equipment. (Photo by Buffy Riley)
‘Death Feels Like It Will Go on Forever’

Part 4: Wisconsin nurse treating coronavirus patients in New York

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Trump Doesn’t Think There’s A Medical Supply Shortage. These Hospitals Beg to Differ.

An internal government report released Monday contradicts President Trump’s assessment that hospital administrators are “thrilled to be where they are.”