Health & Medicine

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Local health departments are warning that this is baby bat season, increasing the risk of contracting rabies. More than fifty people have been treated in one public health district alone.

Stealthy Cause of Weight Gain

Jul 7, 2016

On the list of things that lead to weight gain in children, there’s something that you may not realize, that could be the biggest culprit of all.

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Virginia Senator Tim Kaine met today with doctors from VCU and the Red Cross, along with state health officials, to gather information and raise awareness about the health threat posed by the Zika virus. 

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The old way of keeping medical records on color-tabbed manila folders kept on rolling shelves is going away fast. It's being replaced with electronic records that patients can access as well. Tab O'Neal spoke with a doctor who says our medical records are as close as our computer.

The Importance of 'Care' in Healthcare

Mar 28, 2016

One of the requirements under the Affordable Care Act is that data must be gathered and analyzed to determine what’s working well and what’s not. According to a study by a Virginia Tech Professor, what matters more to patients than anything else is the quality of the connection patients have with their doctors. 

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