Stories tagged: "health"


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What If Your Doctor Saw Your Real-Time Health Results? In Virginia, That’s Possible!

The at-home patient monitoring option will allow six community health organizations throughout the commonwealth to keep track of select patients’ weight, blood pressure, and temperature, without having to step foot in the office. The at-home patient monitoring option will allow six community health organizations throughout the commonwealth to keep track of select patients’ weight, blood pressure, and temperature, without having to step foot in the office.

FILE - Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference June 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Is The Affordable Care Act Nondiscriminatory? A Proposed Change Would Ensure That!

Section 1557 of the ACA would prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities.

Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Virginia Reacts to Roe v. Wade Ruling

Abortion is still legal in Virginia, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Yes, she's a pastor. And yes, she's pro-choice.
A Pro-Choice Pastor on Why Fighting for Abortion Rights Is Central to Her Faith

Despite what you might think, a majority of Americans who follow a religious tradition support abortion being legal. Rev. Katy Zeh, CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, is one of them. We spoke to Zeh to learn how she came to her pro-choice views, why fighting for abortion rights is central to her...

Working Through Mental Illness
Here to Help: Virginians Seek Expansion to Youth Mental Health Services

Voices for Virginia’s Children reported that during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 25% of American high school students noted worsened emotional and cognitive health.

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. At least for now, U.S. health authorities say after being vaccinated, people should follow the same rules as everybody else about wearing a mask, keeping a 6-foot distance and avoiding crowds even after they’ve gotten their second vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
VDH Refocuses COVID Tracing Efforts

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced on Jan. 25 that it will no longer investigate every case of COVID-19 across the commonwealth. 

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!