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Virginia scores highest overall rating in latest health security preparedness index

The Commonwealth of Virginia received the highest overall rating among states nationwide for the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index.


Health officials kick off 100 Congregations for Million Hearts

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity kicked off its 100 Congregations for Million Hearts faith-based campaign.


Traffic alert/detour on Route 250 Bypass in Charlottesville

Eastbound Route 250 Bypass will be shifted onto a newly constructed ramp at the McIntire Road intersection on Monday, November 10th.


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Traffic alert for Route 250 Bypass in Charlottesville

Construction activities will require intermittent, temporary detours for motorists in Charlottesville heading from eastbound Route 250 Bypass onto Park Street.


Virginia Department of Health launches Ebola hotline

The Virginia Department of Health opened an Ebola Hotline today to help answer questions from the public and provide the most up-to-date information to Virginians.


Virginia Department of Health kicks off 31-day countdown to quit smoking

The Virginia Department of Health is launching its Countdown to Quit Day, October 20, to help tobacco users prepare for Virginia Quit Day, November 20.


Commonwealth taking additional steps to safeguard against Ebola

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group. This group is responsible for coordinating resources and personnel.


Traffic Alert: Eastbound Route 250 Bypass update

Effective Thursday, the continued installation of storm sewer and curbing will require intermittent, temporary detours for motorists heading from eastbound Route 250 Bypass onto Park Street. The detour and ramp closure will be extended until Friday, October 10th. Work will occur during the day between 9am and 4pm.


Traffic Alert: Route 250 Bypass in Charlottesville

The installation of storm sewer and curbing will require intermittent, temporary detours for motorists heading from eastbound Route 250 Bypass onto Park Street. The detour and ramp closure will occur weekdays between 9am and 4pmon Friday, October 3rd to Tuesday, October 7th.


Traffic Alert: Route 250 Bypass in Charlottesville on Monday

The installation of a waterline will require intermittent, temporary detours for motorists heading from eastbound Route 250 Bypass onto Park Street and from Park Street onto westbound Route 250 Bypass.


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Charlottesville Traffic Alert: Route 250 Bypass Sept. 15-17

The Route 250 Bypass in Charlottesville will be reduced to two lanes on Monday, September 15th through Wednesday, September 17th between 9am and 4pm to install a new waterline.


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Charlottesville Traffic Alert: Route 250 bypass on Wednesday

Charlottesville Police Officers will be directing traffic on Park Street at the intersection of the Route 250 Bypass ramps on Wednesday, September 10th as new traffic signals are installed.


Wal-Mart shoplifting suspect flees police, crashes car after chase

A Fishersville man faces a slew of charges after an ill-fated escape attempt from officers trying to stop him for shoplifting.


Professional truck drivers urge Virginians to follow safe driving tips during Fourth of July holiday

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the more than 1 million Virginians that AAA projects will travel by automobile during the July 4th holiday to practice cuation and patience to ensure our roads are safe.


Department of Health, Walgreens offer free HIV testing

The Virginia Department of Health and Walgreens recently announced a collaborative effort to offer rapid HIV testing at no charge through 2016 at select Walgreens locations throughout the Commonwealth.


Two UVA Children’s Hospital specialties honored

Two UVA Children’s Hospital specialties – neonatology and urology – are nationally ranked in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.


Pamela Sutton-Wallace named UVA Medical Center CEO

Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, senior vice president for hospital operations at Duke University Hospital, has been named CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center.


Virginia Department of Health announces new program to reduce HIV, AIDS

The most recent surveillance data collected by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) indicates that 6,600 women are living with HIV disease in Virginia.


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UVa, Russian experts target drug-resistant tuberculosis

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and colleagues in Russia are launching an ambitious effort to check the growing public health threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially to people with HIV, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk.


Waynesboro woman arrested on DUI, related charges after police chase

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Waynesboro woman on several charges after she crashed her vehicle when trying to flee police late Friday night.