Health and Medicine

Senseless Acts of Violence
4:47 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Remembering the Virginia Tech Tragedy

Credit Photo Credit: Virginia Tech

A remembrance ceremony on the grounds of Capitol Square  marked the 6th anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. 

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Creating a Culture of Compassion
10:46 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Actively Caring for People

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It has been six years since the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech, when the words, “We are all Hokies” echoed around the world. Recent events suggest these horrific acts show no sign of abating. 

But the Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems at Virginia Tech believes there may be a solution to this trend of tragedy, which seems to have society in its grip. 

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Federal Insurance Exchange
9:59 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Governor Seeks to Ban Abortion Coverage

State lawmakers are again taking sides in the battle over abortion. 

Governor McDonnell is now asking legislators to impose a limit on insurance policies to be sold here through a federal exchange – a place where Virginians who don’t have coverage through work or school can buy it.

In 2014, Virginians will be able to buy health insurance through a federally run exchange.  Some consumers will be eligible for tax breaks to help cover the cost of a policy, and for that reason organizations like the Family Foundation want to exclude abortion from coverage.  

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School & Campus Security
3:57 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Mental Health & Violence

The debate over gun control, school safety, and overall quality of life in the shadow of violence has waned somewhat, but when another violent incident occurs on the world stage, the question that will re-emerge is: "What are we going to do?"  

So to help prevent another Virginia Tech or Newtown massacre, the Governor's Task Force on School and Campus Security is again tackling the related challenges.  The Mental Health Working Group is slowly rolling out ideas that the members believe will address some overlooked issues.
 

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Commentaries & Essays
4:47 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Merlin's Soul

For Christians, Easter sparks thoughts of resurrection and the human soul, but for Virginia veterinarian Douglass Hopkins it's a time to smile -- and to celebrate the souls of all living things.

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