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Dinner Diva: Natural ways to fight colds, flu

We all know that vitamin C is a good thing to keep in your system when fighting a cold. You can make sure of that by taking your daily vitamins.

UVA Medical Center resuming regular visitation

With the number of new flu cases beginning to decline, UVA Medical Center and UVA Children’s Hospital are reinstating regular visitation policies for all inpatient units and the Emergency Department, effective Feb. 9.

Virginia Tech researcher focuses on new strategies to prevent the flu

Linsey Marr, a professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, is obsessed with flu transmission.

Limited visitation at UVA Medical Center due to flu

Due to increasing numbers of flu-like illnesses and laboratory-confirmed flu cases, UVA Medical Center and UVA Children’s Hospital are limiting visitation to all inpatient units and the Emergency Department.

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New SleevesUp website from the American Red Cross lets supporters host virtual blood drives

January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

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Flu season restrictions for visitors to Augusta Health

Statement from Fred Castello, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Scott Just M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer, on flu season restrictions at Augusta Health.

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Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.

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.

Virginia Tech class mobilizes for health outreach program

When The Health Wagon, a spiffy 2014-model motorhome, rolled onto the Drillfield this week, it wasn;t there to deliver flu shots or accept blood donations, but rather to tell a story.

Legal action to force Ebola quarantine: Really?

Kaci Hickox has not been diagnosed with Ebola, but that seems to be immaterial as the two governors, the Centers for Disease Control and state health officials have been falling over themselves to try to appear to be doing everything they can to prevent the spread of a disease that has seen a grand total of two people stricken inside the U.S. borders.

Ebola: What we’re doing right

Based on the media reports on Ebola as it relates to the two people who have contracted the deadly virus inside the United States, you’d think that the government is bungling us into a pandemic, or worse.

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Understanding the Ebola virus and other enteroviruses

At the Waynesboro YMCA and within the Waynesboro and Augusta County community we serve there is a growing concern about the spread of Ebola and other enteroviruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not view Ebola as a significant threat to the U.S. population. However, it is important that YMCAs are well informed about and equipped to respond to such public health threats.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 11.

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UVa. women’s basketball defeats Boston College in ACC Tournament, 74-59

Led by the scoring efforts of senior Ataira Franklin, the 10th-seeded UVa. Cavaliers defeated 15th-seeded Boston College, 74-59, on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Free flu shots at Augusta Regional Free Clinic

The Augusta Regional Free Clinic is offering free flu shots on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9-11 a.m. Free and open to the public for adults ages 18-64.


State Health Department forecasts arrival of seasonal stomach flu

Statewide surveillance data monitored by the Virginia Department of Health indicate that norovirus is arriving in Virginia just in time for the holidays. Commonly referred to as “the stomach flu,” norovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus that causes vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping.

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Flu Shots Offered at Timberville Broadway Senior Center and Price Rotary Senior Center

Johnny Garber, with Timberville Drug, graciously donated his time to come to Timberville Broadway Senior Center and offer flu shots on Wednesday Oct 16. The flu shots were open to TBSC and Price Rotary Senior Center members as well as the community.

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Kicking Off a Healthy and Fit October at Bath Community Senior Center

The members of Bath Community Senior Center kicked off a healthy and fit October last week by resuming their weekly Thursday visits to the Bath Community Rehab and Wellness Center in Mitchelltown.

Busy Days at Staunton Senior Center

Tuesday, Oct. 1 was quite the busy day at Staunton Senior Center when 16 members, staff, and volunteers took advantage of the flu shot clinic offered by CVS, while twelve people received blood pressures checks.

RMH offering masks to visitors to limit spread of flu

An early and significant flu season has prompted RMH to strongly recommend that visitors and outpatients don masks while in the hospital and its outpatient facilities to protect themselves and others from the flu.

Health officials: Flu ‘widespread’ in Virginia

Flu activity has reached the “widespread” stage in Virginia, and activity also has increased lately in the Central Shenandoah Health District. Local health departments are seeing an increase in case reports, and local hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers in the health district are also starting to see cases. “The flu season got off […]

Health officials: Beware of third wave of H1N1

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Although influenza-like illness visits to emergency departments are decreasing, and more than 1.2 million doses of H1N1 vaccine has been administered throughout the state of Virginia, public-health officials are continuing to stress the great importance of members of the community receiving their H1N1 vaccine. The Virginia State Health Commissioner, […]

RMH to close flu clinic

Due to a significant decrease in influenza activity in the area, the RMH Flu Care Clinic will be closed after Friday, Nov. 13. The clinic will reopen when and if flu activity increases, according to Terri Huffman, director, Primary Care Services. “Flu activity typically hits in several waves,” Huffman explained. “We are especially concerned about […]

Health commissioner urges parents to be prepared for increased flu activity

Parents of school-age children should prepare now for the possibility of increased flu activity as students return to class this fall. Virginia Department of Health Commissioner Karen Remley, M.D., MBA, had that message for the Virginia Parents Teachers Association this past week when 600 members of the statewide organization were in Richmond for their annual […]