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Flu Outbreak Affects Businesses

Updated: 02/06/2008 - The health department says the state has seen a recent rash of people getting the flu.

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Burn Prevention Week

Updated: 02/04/2008 - This week kicks off National Burn Awareness Week, and nearly 300,000 young children are taken to the emergency room with burn injuries every day.

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Doctor in Trouble in Alabama

Posted: 02/03/2008 - A physician named in more than 120 malpractice cases in West Virginia and two in Alabama may lose his medical license in Alabama over complaints from former patients.

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Senate Committee Backs Smoking Ban

Updated: 02/01/2008 - Legislation to ban smoking in most public buildings was one of several smoking restrictions passed by a Senate committee.

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Abortion Bills Move On

Updated: 02/01/2008 - Two abortion-related bills won preliminary approval Thursday in the House of Delegates.

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Virus Sweeps Elementary School

Posted: 01/30/2008 - One elementary school in Albemarle County is trying to get rid of germs after nearly 1/3 of the student body got sick from a virus.

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Keeping Hands Clean in Hospitals

Updated: 01/31/2008 - Hand gels may not be enough for hospital workers to kill bacteria on their hands and curb the spread of infection.

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An All-McDonald's Diet

Updated: 01/28/2008 - A Lynchburg man, who saw the movie "Super Size Me," decided to go on an all-McDonald's diet of his own.

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Family Leave Law

Posted: 01/25/2008 - The Bush administration is proposing the first changes to regulations in the Family Medical Leave Act in more than a decade.

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New AMC CEO

Posted: 01/25/2008 - Augusta Medical Center welcomed its new Corporate Executive Officer, Mary Mannix, during a press conference Thursday morning.

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VHIP Expansion

Updated: 01/24/2008 - Reading nutritional labels off the sides of canned and boxed foods may be a thing of the past.

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Adults Still Need Vaccines

Updated: 01/25/2008 - Federal health officials say they're disappointed that many adults are forgetting that vaccinations are not just for kids.

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W.V. No Health Insurance Prescription Plan

Posted: 01/24/2008 - As Governor Joe Manchin works on a plan to provide prescription drugs to people without health insurance, one manufacturer is expanding its efforts to bring those medications to West Virginia.

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S-CHIP Veto Holds Again

Posted: 01/23/2008 - The House has fallen 15 votes shy of overriding the president's veto of an expansion on a children's health insurance program.

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What's Going Around 1-23

Updated: 01/24/2008 - In this week's What's Going Around, a slew of illnesses are plaguing the Valley at this time.

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VDH Awarded for Multilingual Care

Updated: 01/23/2008 - The Virginia Department of Health has received an award for giving care to non-English patients.

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W.V. Abortion Battle

Posted: 01/22/2008 - The state's abortion rate is in steady decline, but abortion foes say more needs to be done.

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Delegates Pass Abortion Licensing Bill

Updated: 01/23/2008 - The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would subject abortion clinics to the same licensing and regulation as outpatient surgery centers.

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HPV Vaccination Delayed

Updated: 01/22/2008 - A bill pushing to delay the vaccination of sixth grade girls with the HPV vaccine has passed the House.

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