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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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Cost-Share Legislation

Updated: 01/22/2008 - Beginning Tuesday, the Virginia Farm Show is taking place in Fishersville.

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Vaccination Delay Bill Passes House

Updated: 01/22/2008 - Legislation to defer mandatory vaccinations of schoolgirls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer won House passage on Monday.

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Pregnancy Center Re-Opens

Posted: 01/21/2008 - A local pregnancy center reopened Sunday with new equipment and facilities.

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Staying Warm with a Wind Chill

Posted: 01/21/2008 - The Valley faced single digit temperatures during the weekend, even without counting the wind chill factor.

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Report: Abortion Numbers Down

Posted: 01/18/2008 - A new report says the number of abortions in the United States has dropped to its lowest level since 1974.

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New Medicaid Cards Postponed

Posted: 01/17/2008 - State officials are postponing distribution of new Medicaid identification cards after some doctors complained that the system's cost could force them to turn away some patients.

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Kaine Visits Crisis Shelter

Updated: 01/18/2008 - Governor Tim Kaine was in the northern Shenandoah Valley Thursday morning.

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Cold Medicine Warning

Posted: 01/17/2008 - With cold and flu season well under way, the government plans to warn parents that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are too risky for babies and toddlers.

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Shenandoah County CO Detectors

Posted: 01/17/2008 - Shenandoah County is getting some help to help protect residents from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Lohr's Abortion Bill

Updated: 01/16/2008 - A bill to require abortion clinics to meet the same standards as outpatient surgery centers passed a House committee Tuesday.

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Girls Getting Vaccine Later?

Posted: 01/16/2008 - Legislators are backing off of last year's rush to require schoolgirls to receive a vaccine for the sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer.

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School Pedometers

Updated: 01/16/2008 - An elementary school in Waynesboro is tracking how many steps students take in order to keep them fit.

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Transfat Eliminating Proposal

Posted: 01/15/2008 - Virginia state Senator John S. Edwards from Roanoke proposed a bill to eliminate foods like these and others containing transfats from all Virginia public schools.

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No Experimental Drugs for Terminally Ill

Posted: 01/15/2008 - The Supreme Court won't review a ruling that says terminally ill patients have no constitutional right to use experimental drugs before they're approved.

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Urgency for Mental Health

Posted: 01/14/2008 - Advocates for expanded funding for the mentally ill and disabilities dominated Monday's legislative public hearing before budget writers.

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Doctors: Need Authority to Commit

Posted: 01/11/2008 - Emergency room physicians asked legislators Friday for more authority when it comes to involuntarily committing mentally ill patients.

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Delegate Wants Feedback

Updated: 01/14/2008 - As this years General Assembly begins, some of your representatives are still looking for feedback on what you want done.

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