Health and Medicine

VT Bioinformatics Institute
2:19 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Modeling the Path of Ebola

Bryan Lewis
Credit Virginia Tech Bioinformatics Institute

When it comes to a disease as frightening as Ebola, it may be comforting to know teams of scientists are working to understand possible future scenarios:  How the virus might spread, and how that could be best stopped. 

Scientists from a dozen universities have been tasked by the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health to model possible future scenarios for the path of the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa.  The group is known as MIDAS for Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study.

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Half of Virginians Can't Afford It
5:09 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Obstacles to Oral Health Care

Many Virginians don't have health insurance,  but that number is dwarfed by those who can't afford oral health care.

Because poor dental hygiene also leads to other health problems, Virginia lawmakers are now studying the most feasible ways to address the problem.

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Health & Medicine
1:15 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Health Officials Celebrating Collaborative Effort

Drs. Nathaniel Bishop and Cynda Johnson
Credit photo by Beverly Amsler

Health care officials from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University are celebrating a collaborative effort in a unique way. 

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Healthcare in Southwest Virginia
7:56 am
Mon October 6, 2014

An Collaborative Effort Breaks Ground. Actually... Breaks Concrete!

Credit www.jchs.edu

Health care officials from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University are celebrating a collaborative effort in a unique way.  

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Law & Crime
3:03 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Heroin and Prescription Drug Summit in Virginia

Surprised by a growing epidemic of heroin and pain killer abuse, state officials held a summit meeting today to talk about why 900 Virginians lost their lives to opiate-based drugs last year and what should be done about it.  

Honesty Liller was not the girl you’d expect to be a heroin addict.  She grew-up in a middle-class household near Richmond in a two-parent family, graduated from high school at 16 and had an after school job.  She also started drinking and using drugs at the age of 12.

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