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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Sunday. The Redskins (4-11) defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 on Saturday.
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, MD, has been named chief medical officer for the University of Virginia Medical Center. He has served as the interim CMO since February.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia publicly congratulated Senator Mark Warner on his victory over Ed Gillespie in Tuesday’s election.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (3-6) have a bye this week.
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden speaks with reporters on Friday. Washington (3-5) plays at Minnesota (3-5) on Sunday in NFL action.
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden speaks with reporters on Thursday. The Redskins (3-5) play at Minnesotra (3-5) in NFL action on Sunday.
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.”
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).
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.
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 Catherine Hanson is a triathlon minimalist and proud of it. Where others wear wetsuits, Hanson wears her singlet.
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.
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.
The University of Virginia Health System has earned a national award from the American College of Cardiology for enhancing care for heart attack patients.
Interviews with coach Jay Gruden and Washington players after the team’s 41-10 win over Jacksonville on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UVA football coach Mike London talks with the news media about the Cavs’ season opener at home on Saturday vs. seventh-ranked UCLA.
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.’
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.
State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County) has been named Virginia Academy of Family Physicians’ 2014 Legislator of the Year.
Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson speaks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va, on Aug. 1.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released this statement today following the United States Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell.
Central Virginia residents are invited to tour the Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital, which will consolidate and streamline UVA’s outpatient pediatric care.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, John McCain, Jeff Merkley, and Richard Burr to introduce The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.
Behaviors associated with doctor shopping for the illegitimate use of prescription drugs is on the decline in Virginia, according to newly released data from the Department of Health Professions’ (DHP) Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).
In a conference call today, Ed Gillespie announced The Ed Gillespie Agenda for Economic Growth (EG²).
GMO Answers, an initiative committed to creating conversations about GMOs and food production, conducted a national survey earlier this year and has been answering a question a week online at gmoanswers.com.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined 13 of his Senate colleagues today to introduce the Restoring Veterans’ Trust Act of 2014, legislation to correct underlying problems in access to medical care at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Newsmax TV has signed a distribution deal with DirecTV and is accelerating toward a national launch that expects to reach 40 percent of U.S. cable and satellite homes by the end of this year.
This year marks the largest number of UVA School of Medicine graduates who will remain in state for their residencies since 2007, when 31 members of the 133-member graduating class stayed in Virginia.
Geneticists have taken a major step forward in the battle against osteoporosis by identifying two genes that play critical roles in regulating bone mineral density.