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Augusta Health, local schools, mark National Doctors Day

National Doctors Day is March 30. If you look around Augusta Health today or anytime over the course of the next couple of weeks, you might notice a nice homage to our local doctors courtesy local third-graders.


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Virginia Tech scientists developing two-minute test for autism spectrum disorder

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes.


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Governor McAuliffe announces equal opportunity legislative agenda

Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.


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Revenge of the bacteria?

The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped billions of people live longer, healthier lives. But all this tinkering with nature hasn’t come without a cost.


Meet 2014 Country Doctor of the Year Rob Marsh

Dr. Rob Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine, Va., is the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews Dr. Marsh for our “Inside the Newsroom” podcast.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Sunday. The Redskins (4-11) defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 on Saturday.


Class of 2014: Employee of 27 years to earn her fourth Virginia Tech degree

A Virginia Tech classified staff employee for 27 years, Peggy Quesenberry has fully capitalized on Virginia Tech’s tuition waiver benefit for employees–having received four degrees in that time.


Virginia Tech dining center boasts gingerbread house modeled after local historic inn

The atmosphere of Virginia Tech’s West End Market is reminiscent of the scene in the popular holiday movie, “Elf,” when Buddy stays overnight in the department store.


Chris A. Ghaemmaghami named Chief Medical Officer at UVA Medical Center

Chris A. Ghaemmaghami, MD, has been named chief medical officer for the University of Virginia Medical Center. He has served as the interim CMO since February.


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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.


UVA to determine best drug to stop potentially deadly seizures

Researchers at the UVA School of Medicine are launching a major clinical trial to determine the best medication to save people from potentially deadly prolonged seizures known as status epilepticus.


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Virginia Tech running back Marshawn Williams out with torn ACL

Virginia Tech freshman running back Marshawn Williams suffered a tear of his left ACL in Saturday’s game against Duke and will miss the remainder of the season.


UVA study IDs how teaching hospitals can improve retention, morale

UVA researchers have identified a simple way for teaching hospitals to elevate doctors’ job satisfaction and improve retention: make sure the doctors have the right mix of responsibilities.


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The deadly politicization of Ebola

The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond.


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Planned Parenthood congratulates Mark Warner on Senate victory

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia publicly congratulated Senator Mark Warner on his victory over Ed Gillespie in Tuesday’s election.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (3-6) have a bye this week.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden speaks with reporters on Friday. Washington (3-5) plays at Minnesota (3-5) on Sunday in NFL action.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden speaks with reporters on Thursday. The Redskins (3-5) play at Minnesotra (3-5) in NFL action on Sunday.


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Progressives offer bipartisan plan for healthcare? Not quite

The Center for American Progress released a healthcare reform plan in Septebmer it claimed should draw bipartisan support because it includes Republican ideas. The first four words of an Associated Press article reporting on the plan were “Borrowing a Republican idea.”


UVA hires first chief medical information officer

To help University of Virginia Health System care providers take full advantage of technology to enhance patient care, UVA has named its first chief medical information officer (CMIO).


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Friday. Washington (1-5) hosts Tennessee (2-4) in NFL action on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Kirk Cousins

Washington coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Kirk Cousins talk with the media on Wednesday. Washington (1-5) hosts Tennessee (2-4) on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Longwood cross country coach leaves cancer in her wake in pursuit of triathlon glory

Longwood cross country coach Catherine Hanson is a triathlon minimalist and proud of it. Where others wear wetsuits, Hanson wears her singlet.


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Casey Kasem’s end-of-life nightmare is lesson for millions of Americans

The tragic legal battle between legendary radio host Casey Kasem’s family members over his end-of-life care before he died in June is a teachable moment for millions of Americans.


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Randy Forbes: Let’s talk about reliability

Let’s talk about reliability. We rely on our cars to start in the morning when we head off to work. We rely on our refrigerators to keep our food fresh and unspoiled. We rely on our electricity to keep our homes powered.


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AG Mark Herring pursues accountability for professional violations involving opiates

Attorney General Mark Herring and lawyers in his office are aggressively pursuing action against pharmacists, doctors, or other professionals who overprescribe, steal, or otherwise illegally make opiates available.


UVA honored for improving heart attack care

The University of Virginia Health System has earned a national award from the American College of Cardiology for enhancing care for heart attack patients.


Postgame: Interviews with Washington players, coach Jay Gruden

Interviews with coach Jay Gruden and Washington players after the team’s 41-10 win over Jacksonville on Sunday.


Battling breast cancer: UVA pioneers image-guided, high-dose approach

An experimental approach to treating breast cancer being tested at the University of Virginia Health System allows doctors to administer significantly higher doses of cancer-killing radiation where it’s needed.


Abandoned as a child in Romania, Izidor Ruckel to speak at Bridgewater College

Izidor Ruckel, one of thousands of neglected orphans discovered by the American media when Romania opened its doors to foreign press in 1990, will speak Monday, Sept.15, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


UVA neurosurgeon receives Governor’s Award for Career Achievement

John A. Jane Sr., MD, has been honored with a state career achievement award for his 45 years of innovative work in neurosurgery to improve patient care.


Chris Dewald: Colonoscopy, diabetes, blood thinners

Jumping horse feathers, my friends. It took longer to figure out a title than the entire procedure. First, what is a colonoscopy? According to this source, a physician uses a colonoscope (longer than a sigmoidoscope) to view the entire colon and the rectum. The entire colon must be cleaned out in order to perform a colonoscopy. Polyps can be removed with the colonoscope.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with the news media about the Cavs’ season opener at home on Saturday vs. seventh-ranked UCLA.


Elder Rage: How to survive caring for aging parents

For eleven years I pleaded with my ‘challenging’ elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired soon sighed in exasperation, ‘Jacqueline, I just can’t work with your father. His temper is impossible to handle and he’s not going to accept help until he’s on his knees himself.’


Boston Marathon survivor Heather Abbott to speak at Bridgewater College

On April 15, 2013, Heather Abbott set out on an annual tradition with six friends. She planned to attend the Red Sox baseball game, walk over to the Boston Marathon finish line and gather at the Forum Restaurant. The events that day changed her life forever. At about 2:49 p.m., two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring an estimated 264.


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Sen. Emmett Hanger honored by doctors’ group

State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County) has been named Virginia Academy of Family Physicians’ 2014 Legislator of the Year.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson

Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson speaks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va, on Aug. 1.


UCLA grad finds home in biomedicine program at EMU

Kristie Nguyen knew that Eastern Mennonite University would be smaller than UCLA, where she’d studied as an undergraduate, and figured that life in Harrisonburg, Va., would be considerably different from Orange County in Southern California, where she’d grown up.


Federal grant to help frail, critically ill patients receive healthcare at UVA

A $253,330 federal grant will enable the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth to more easily connect UVA doctors with frail, seriously ill patients at nine locations in Central Virginia.


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President Obama on new Veterans Affairs nominee

I know how deeply you care about our veterans. Many of you are veterans yourselves — veterans serving veterans. You help them transition to civilian life, go to college, buy their first home, start a new business.