Recently, one of the nation’s best-known religious leaders announced that his 27-year-old son had committed suicide.
Rick Warren , pastor of a mega-church in Southern California and author of the best-selling Purpose Driven Life said Matthew Warren had suffered from depression. Here in Virginia, the son of another church superstar says he can relate.
Nearly six million Americans – most of them women -- suffer from a mysterious condition called Fibromyalgia.
It causes widespread pain, and there is no cure, but researchers at the University of Virginia report low-level electrical stimulation can cause changes in the brain – and for many study subjects bring relief.
Nursing professor Ann Gill Taylor heads UVA’s Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and says patients with fibromyalgia report a range of symptoms. “Fatigue, sleep disturbances, sort of a cognitive fog and a very poor quality of life.”
There’s intriguing news from the University of Virginia’s department of psychology. Scholars there say the quality of a kid’s friendships in middle school is a great predictor of his or her future health and success.
If you think back to your days in junior high - when you were 13 or 14 - did you have good friends?
Did you sometimes stand up to peer pressure, or did you always go along to get along?
Who will become America’s next great innovator? That’s the question the Discovery Channel is hoping to answer with a new reality show called, “The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius.” A grad student from Virginia Tech is one of ten people chosen after they sent video applications to the producers.
While other states with a high military presence brace for the effects of sequestration, Virginia leaders are preparing for a double whammy with the possibility of another Base Realignment and Closure of key facilities.