Health & Medicine

If you’re on Medicare, you’re probably carrying around an ID card that includes your Social Security number. That’s a problem that everybody in Washington says they want to fix, but it’s taking longer than some would like.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Precision medicine is a growing model where patient care is customized to the individual through genetics and molecular diagnostics. Focusing on brain disease and injury, the Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference is underway in Roanoke this week. 

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If you purchase health care in Virginia through the Obamacare marketplace, you might want to budget out a bit more in monthly payments this year.

Domestic violence is a big problem in this country, with as many as one in three women reporting abuse in the course of their lives.  In some cases, the risk increases during pregnancy, but a new study from the University of Virginia shows it’s possible to protect women by screening for danger during pre-natal visits. 

Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Last week, more than 400 people from around the world gathered in Washington to talk about an evolving medical technology promoted by a Virginia foundation.  It’s called Focused Ultrasound, and it shows promise for the treatment of everything from cancer and Parkinson’s disease to arthritis and high blood pressure.  

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