| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, for the first time ever, women across the U.S. have access to life-saving preventive care without cost-sharing. Effective as soon as August 1, 2012 –today!– all new insurance plans are required to provide...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 9:08 AM
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You may have seen or heard my promo.
I have cancer.
The story airs Monday night at 6o'clock.
This is a little weird for me.
I'm not used to "being" the...
| Jun 11, 2012
Well, our crazy journey together has finally come to an end. (For now; did you people really think you were rid of us for good?) But have we really arrived anywhere? Hannah, as you’ll see, still has no idea where she is. But the rest of our ladies,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Republican Del. Kathy Byron introduced a bill to end Virginia's requirement to notify parents about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. The vaccine prevents cervical cancer and is recommended for girls entering 6th grade in Virginia. Virginia requires...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:42 AM
New statistics from the American Cancer Society show a slight decline in cancer death rates between 2004 and 2008, but a few types of cancer are on the rise.
Figures released last week, in Jan. 2012, show a drop in cancer death rates of 1.8 percent...
| Feb 17, 2012
Free HPV vaccine
The health department will provide free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine, Gardasil, is available for both males and females ages 9 to 26. Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form. The clinic will...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:09 PM
RICHMOND – When Majorie was 8 years old in the early 1930s, she came home from school in the Texas community she grew up in to find her mother and a friend talking about a neighbor woman who had just died, leaving four children behind.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Remember when Gov. Perry mandated that all Texas girls get the HPV vaccination, you know, the human papillomavirus vaccine to help prevent cervical and throat cancers, and genital warts? The state legislature overturned Perry’s executive order,...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:42 AM
They don't call it "The Big C" for nothing. People don't even like to say the word out loud.
The good news, we're told, is that there are many things we can do - or not do - in our adult lives to lower our risk of developing different types of cancer....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:51 AM
As the number of American parents increasingly leave their baby boys uncircumcised, HIV and other sexually transmitted disease rates are likely to climb, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, and the costs associated with those...
| Aug 23, 2012
The reemergence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the U.S. underscores the need for people of all ages to maintain protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, a message Project Immunize Virginia has been promoting for 17 years.
"Our mission is...