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.
The conservative group Americans for Prosperity organized a public forum in Charlottesville this week to discuss Medicaid expansion. The featured speakers were two Republican Delegates who strongly oppose the idea, but it seemed they had come to the wrong place, as supporters packed the auditorium.
Richmond has the dubious distinction of being number eight in the top 100 allergy capitals for 2014. That's up from number 22 last year. The report is published yearly by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Louisville took the top spot and Memphis was second.
When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline of March 31st came and went, many people were left with the impression that they would have to go without health insurance if they missed that enrollment period.
But while it can be hard to find, there are ways that people may still be able to get some type of coverage—but it involves turning over some stones.
The Commonwealth Institute’s Michael Cassidy says those who are eligible can still enroll in two programs.