Tag: Health Care

Researchers work to bring health care into sync with internal clocks

Many patients choose to end treatment early and risk the return of their cancer rather than suffer such a dramatic detriment to their quality of life.

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Clinton campaign critical of Sanders Medicare-for-all plan

The Hillary Clinton campaign is criticizing Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all-plan for failing to prioritize military veterans.


How to take advantage of growing health care opportunities in Augusta

The health care industry is strong in Augusta. In fact, it is the county’s third-largest industry, behind government and manufacturing.

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ACLU commends first steps toward a public health approach to drug use

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia today noted with appreciation passage of legislation that moves Virginia toward recognizing drug use as a public health issue that requires a public health solution.

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Students to compete for $40,000 in revamped UVA Entrepreneurship Cup

Nine business concepts formulated by students or student teams will square off Friday in the final competition of the UVA Entrepreneurship Cup, to be held in the Great Hall of Garrett Hall.


McAuliffe convenes summit on expanding healthcare access for Virginia veterans

Governor Terry McAuliffe convened a Summit on Veterans Health Care Access on Monday, bringing together top leaders to work together on improving the availability of services to Virginia’s nearly 800,000 veterans.


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.”

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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting your healthcare plan

If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Right? Well, despite President Obama’s promises that under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, you could keep your healthcare plan, millions of Americans have discovered that is simply not true.


Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership praises Tom Rust’s Medicaid expansion

The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership today credited Delegate Tom Rust for introducing the Virginia Health Care Independence Act.

Biomedicine grad students deepen compassion through cross-cultural stints

The two-year-old MA in biomedicine program at Eastern Mennonite University is designed to teach its students to look at biomedicine from a broad, multi-faceted perspective.

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.’

Urban Tree Workshop to be held in Waynesboro

The 19th annual Waynesboro Plant Health Care for Urban Trees Workshop will take place September 12th, and registration for the popular workshop is now open.

Blues for a Cure to benefit pancreatic cancer research at UVA

The Sedalia Blues Society and Central Virginia Blues Society are hosting an evening of blues and roots music Sunday to support pancreatic cancer research at the UVA School of Medicine. The acoustic blues review will feature jump blues, country blues, Piedmont blues, Delta blues, North Mississippi blues and other varieties.

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Group calls for investigation of Puckett resignation

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington called for an investigation into whether former State Sen. Phillip P. Puckett violated federal and state anti-corruption laws by resigning from office in exchange for a job appointment.


American National University’s Harrisonburg campus to hold career fairs

The Harrisonburg Campus of American National University (www.an.edu; 540-432-0943), located at 1515 Country Club Road, will host two upcoming career fairs. The events are free and open to the public.

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Virginia House Democrats announce 2014 legislative agenda

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus announced its priorities for the 2014 legislative session on Thursday.

Staunton Senior Center began SAIL assessments

Anna Stell, Marketing Representative for Interim Health Care and health program presenter at Staunton Senior Center, arrived at noon on Monday, Jan. 6 ready to assist Lori Pullin, Program Director for SSC, with Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) assessments.

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Robert Hurt: Working to allow Americans to keep their healthcare plans

Last week, the House approved legislation to allow Fifth District families to keep their healthcare policies in 2014. H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act, passed the House with bipartisan support. Millions of Americans have received notification that their health plans have been cancelled as a result of the President’s health care overhaul.

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House Republicans kick up heat on ObamaCare

The House voted 261-157 on Friday to pass legislation styled the Keep Your Health Plan Act, which would allow insurers to keep offering individual health coverage plans in 2014 that don’t meet the minimum requirements of ObamaCare.

Medicare Open Enrollment Insurance Counseling

You’ve heard about Medicare’s Annual Election Period — sometimes it’s called “the open season” or “open enrollment.” Here are responses to Frequently Asked Questions about a free program that can provide guidance.

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt: African Americans want access to reproductive health care

As a long-time reproductive justice advocate, I have spent the better part of my career working to ensure that women, regardless of income or background, have access to the care that they need. For me, Women’s History Month provides a perfect opportunity to take stock of the work that still needs to be done so that women and girls can claim agency over their own destinies.

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Unions unveil new TV ad blasting Allen on health care

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) launched a new television ad in the Washington, D.C., media market hitting Republican Senate nominee George Allen’s record on health care.

Report: Virginia consumers save big on health care

American consumers have saved an estimated $2.1 billion on health insurance premiums as a result of two important provisions of ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act) that protect consumers from excessive premiums.

Ray Woosley, David Feigal and Carl Peck: Which party has a platform plank for more health and less healthcare?

The 2012 Democratic and Republican Party platforms spell out what party leaders believe will address the needs of the American people. However, will they include a plank that acknowledges and addresses the fact that our nation spends more than all others on medical research and healthcare yet still has one of the highest infant mortality […]

Virginia Organizing thanks Anthem CEO for health care rebate

Virginia Organizing delivered a thank-you to Anthem’s CEO for a rebate check and asked for his support of Medicaid expansion in Virginia