One in five Virginia children and youth suffer from mental disorders—and in about half of those cases, it's so severe that it's disruptive to the home and school life.
And while incidents like Sandy Hook and the Virginia Tech shootings have brought more attention to the issue, parents of children with these disorders say it should NOT take another tragedy for government officials to finally respond to their calls for additional help.
In these last weeks of summer, faculties are gearing up for the onslaught of college students, but at the University of Virginia there’s great excitement about another group – community residents with an interest in medicine.
Each year, UVA organizes a free seven-week program that gives the average person a behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on in medical school.
Before starting Hotcakes, a busy restaurant in Charlottesville, Keith Rosenfeld gave serious consideration to medical study.
An international conference is underway at the University of Virginia. It will draw fewer than 200 people to talk about a very rare disease, but what happens there could prove important to millions of patients.