Abortion clinics in Virginia thought they might have to close, since they were not able to meet tough new rules.
Under Governor Bob McDonnell, the Virginia Board of Health approved new requirements for abortion clinics – forcing them to follow the same rules as hospitals or shut down. Supporters of the change said it was needed, because clinics posed a danger to women’s health. This month, the state finished a routine semi-annual inspection of all 18 facilities and found no serious flaws. Erik Bodine is director of the Office of Licensure and Certification.
Virginia's Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources lends an ear to a grassroots organization protesting the possible closure of 283 rural hospitals across the country, including the Commonwealth.
Dr. Jennifer Lee said it's yet another reason why she believes Medicaid expansion could be the answer.
It’s not uncommon for medical students to think they have some of the very diseases they’re studying, but for one recent graduate of UVA’s med school, a classroom exercise led to life-saving surgery.
In his fourth year of medical school, Cullen Timmons took a course on physical diagnosis in which students took turns using their stethoscope. He also listened to his own heart and quickly turned to his professor for a second opinion.