Health and Medicine

Health & Medicine
4:12 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Remote Area Medical

Remote Area Medical, Wise, VA
RAM

A nonprofit organization that brings free medical care to underserved communities has announced the establishment of a state office and a permanent presence in Virginia.

“Remote Area Medical” has been offering regular, mobile clinics in Southwest Virginia that have attracted thousands of patients needing care. RAM intends to expand operations—including to other regions of the Commonwealth.

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Virginia Tech Research
4:10 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Understanding the Rising Cost of Health Care

The cost of health care has been rising faster than other sectors for decades, to the point where today, one of every five dollars is spent there.  But exactly why that is, has not been well understood, until now.  

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Economics & Economy
7:06 am
Fri May 2, 2014

A Shortage of Daycare Centers in Radford and a Possible Solution

Quality early education has been identified as a key factor for success later in life.  But many communities in Southwestern Virginia don’t have enough daycare centers spots to go around.  

Radford, Virginia is a university town full of young families, but with no place to nearby providing day care.

Agida Manizade: “In town full time infant care, 12 spots and our research shows that right now we have 96 infants in town.”

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Health & Medicine
3:34 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Virginia Congressman Wants Pot Legalized for Medicinal Purposes

Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith is sponsoring a bill that would permit the use of medical marijuana in states, such as Virginia, that allow doctors to prescribe it.

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Health & Medicine
7:46 am
Mon April 28, 2014

VA Company Touts New Approach to Treating Alcoholism

Credit www.alcoholic.org

For decades, doctors have told patients with a drinking problem to join Alcoholics Anonymous - that only by giving up booze could they recover, but the science of treating alcoholism is changing.  There are drugs to help you quit, and a Virginia company has something it says will make it possible for some alcoholics to drink moderately. 

Dr. Gerry Moeller has been treating patients with addiction problems for 20 years, and the chairman of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Addiction Psychiatry says  Alcoholics Anonymous is still the best bet for some.

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