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Climate change poses a risk to people with asthma

The Virginia Asthma Coalition, whose mission is to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to asthma, applauds A.G. Herring for taking action on climate change.


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Flu shots: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

After November, when you see signs that advertise “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here,” you might think, “Isn’t it too late for that?” As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get the vaccine.


Earth Talk: Threats to air quality

The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.


Carbon pollution limits can help save lives, improve health

It isn’t enough for physicians to educate patients about the health risks of air pollution, and for parents to keep their children with asthma indoors on bad air days. We must reduce pollution before it takes a further toll on our children and families.


Amanda Starbuck: New federal pollution standards

We welcome the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants.


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President Obama: EPA power plant rules and climate change

I think a lot of people are aware of the Climate Action Plan that I put forward last year based on what we know, which is that climate change is real. It has impacts not just in a distant future. It has serious impacts, as we speak.


Virginia groups respond to National Climate Assessment

Today, the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a national committee of experts in agriculture, climate science, commerce and disaster relief, published the third National Climate Assessment (NCA).


Chronic Disease Workshop Slated for Spring

The next Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop hosted by Staunton Senior Center will begin on Wednesday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Staunton Public Library.


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Video highlighting asthma care improvements wins national award

For a video detailing efforts to improve the quality of care for children with asthma, University of Virginia Health Systemhas earned a national award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The foundation selected UVA as one of four winners of its “Voices of Quality” video contest, which highlights how hospitals and healthcare providers use performance data to improve quality.