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The return of hot weather is especially bad news for many of Virginia’s 30,000 prison inmates.  Half of the state’s correctional centers have no air conditioning in the places where inmates live, and conditions may be causing fights and medical problems behind bars.

University of Virginia School of Nursing

Medical schools today teach doctors and nurses how to talk with patients and their families about dying, but for millions of health care professionals trained in the 20th century, conversations about death are difficult. That’s why the University of Virginia plans its third annual conference on the subject. 

University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

With one in three American adults now classified as obese, the search is on for new explanations.  Health professionals have blamed excess consumption of sugar and fat coupled with a lack of exercise.  Now, an economist at the University of Virginia is speaking out.

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The recession may be over. And Virginia may be adding jobs again. But the state’s birth rate has not recovered yet, and it continues to fall. 

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E-cigarettes have solved the problem of second hand smoke, allowing people to consume tobacco without imposing on others.  Now, police say those so-called vaporizers or vape pens have created a new problem for them-people smoking illegal drugs in public without being detected. 

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