It’s Monday, and some kids are still gorging on Friday’s haul of Halloween candy.
In fact, they might be eating the stuff for months, but a Crozet dentist hopes families will consider another option – donating their holiday haul to soldiers on duty overseas. Dr. Jennifer Rice offers $1 a pound to children who want to take part.
“Takes some of the candy off the streets so to speak.”
She’s been doing this for five years, sparing teeth and promoting better health:
The outbreak of ebola in Africa is a nightmare, but for one Virginia man it’s an opportunity to launch the software he’s been working on for ten years – a program he believes could help to prevent future epidemics that begin in poor countries.
While state officials express confidence, health care professionals are preparing on the front lines.
At the University of Virginia Medical Center staff was invited to a lunch-time discussion of ebola. That presentation suggests one of Virginia’s premiere teaching hospitals could handle a couple of cases but maybe not a major outbreak.
It’s been 45 years since the Vietnam War ended, but American veterans are still dealing with the effects of Agent Orange, a mixture of toxic chemicals used in the deforestation of the fields upon which thousands of American military personnel fought against a communist opposition.
During the war, the government insisted the herbicide was harmless, today, veterans know all too well that is not the case.
Virginia’s first “Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting” is taking place in Lynchburg.
The possibility that a now-deceased Ebola patient could have spread the virus to fellow travelers as he waited in a Virginia airport has prompted several state lawmakers to ask Governor McAuliffe to use his authority to impose travel restrictions on Dulles Airport.
But the state’s Health Commissioner cautions against overkill … and says Virginia's health professionals are doing everything they can to keep the situation under control.