Stories tagged: "health"


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!

The Virginia Red Cross Needs Blood. How Do You Donate in a Pandemic?

As more people now venture outside of their homes—be it for the warm weather or celebrating newfound COVID-19 vaccination opportunities—the need will likely increase again.

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.

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.

The governor announced restrictions on gatherings and businesses are lessening Wednesday
Gov. Northam Tells Virginians to Be Cautious as State Enters Phase 3

Virginia is set to enter Phase 3 on Wednesday. Here’s what to expect.