Health & Medicine

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If you purchase health care in Virginia through the Obamacare marketplace, you might want to budget out a bit more in monthly payments this year.

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The success of physical healing is dependent on a patient’s emotions and mood, and art impacts those in wonderful ways. Carilion Clinic in Roanoke is one of many health care facilities in the country that is integrating art into healing.

Both in and out patients at Carilion Clinic are encouraged to explore, among other things, painting, crafts, music and literary arts.

Marie Webb, a consultant with the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program at the clinic, says the outcomes are remarkable. 

Domestic violence is a big problem in this country, with as many as one in three women reporting abuse in the course of their lives.  In some cases, the risk increases during pregnancy, but a new study from the University of Virginia shows it’s possible to protect women by screening for danger during pre-natal visits. 

Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Last week, more than 400 people from around the world gathered in Washington to talk about an evolving medical technology promoted by a Virginia foundation.  It’s called Focused Ultrasound, and it shows promise for the treatment of everything from cancer and Parkinson’s disease to arthritis and high blood pressure.  

UVA School of Nursing

Experts in public health say Virginia is battling two big problems – an epidemic of opioid abuse and the need to better control pain in patients with serious injuries or disease.  Now, a professor from the University of Virginia is stepping in to help with baseline information that could influence future laws and guidelines.  

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