Health and Medicine

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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Traits & Charachteristics
3:56 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Making Sense of the Psychopathic Mind

The disappearance of Hannah Graham reminds parents of the need to warn their kids about dangers in the world, but it’s not an easy job  -- especially as children grow into young adults.  Experts in the field of psychology say it might be a good idea to teach kids the “P” word. 

When members of the so-called Islamic state began beheading American and British journalists and aid workers, recording and posting the executions online, one mother pleaded publicly with them to spare her son.  That plea failed, perhaps because the killers are psychopaths or sociopaths.

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