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Smoking Down for Minors

Updated: 10/05/2007 - The government is reporting success with a program aimed at discouraging minors from smoking.

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Children on Heartburn Medications

Updated: 10/05/2007 - The number of young children on prescription drugs for heartburn and other digestive problems has jumped about 56 percent in recent years.

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Blood Drives in the Valley

Updated: 10/04/2007 - The American Red Cross will be conducting numerous blood drives through out the Valley in coming weeks.

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Valley Reacts To Bush's Veto

Posted: 10/04/2007 - President Bush has vetoed a bipartisan children's health insurance bill that was supposed to increase the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

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Flu Shots for Health Care Workers

Posted: 10/04/2007 - About 36,000 people die from the flu each year, while 200,000 people are hospitalized from severe flu symptoms.

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More Accolades For S.A.R.S.

Posted: 10/03/2007 - S.A.R.S receives six awards from the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads 73rd Annual Convention held in Virginia Beach.

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Free Clinic Spared

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Some state agencies breathe a sigh of relief after Governor Tim Kaine made an announcement of massive budget cuts Monday.

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Company Told Stop Grinding Beef

Posted: 09/28/2007 - New Jersey meat company recalls frozen beef; Federal officials suspend part of its operation.

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Nurses to Strike in W.V.

Posted: 09/28/2007 - A union representative for hundreds of nurses at nine hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia says they will go on strike on Monday.

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Own Your Future

Posted: 09/28/2007 - Governor Tim Kaine announced Thursday the Own Your Future program, a statewide, multimedia campaign to encourage Virginians to plan ahead for their long-term health care needs.

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People Sickened by Recalled Beef

Posted: 09/27/2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 21 people in eight states may have fallen ill after eating hamburgers possibly contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

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Mental Health Help for Servicemen

Posted: 09/27/2007 - The Senate has voted to let the Pentagon raise reimbursement rates for mental health treatment for returning service members.

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Uninsured in Virginia

Posted: 09/27/2007 - A new report says more than two million Virginians under the age of 65 were uninsured at some point in the past year.

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Harrisonburg Health Center

Updated: 09/27/2007 - Finding quick, affordable health care service almost seems impossible for some people.

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Vote on Children's Insurance Program

Updated: 09/26/2007 - The House is set to defy a presidential veto threat and approve an expansion of a popular children's health insurance program.

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RMH Wins Senior Award

Updated: 09/25/2007 - The RMH Senior Advantage program was awarded Best Practices in Healthy Aging by the Commonwealth Council Tuesday morning.

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Weekend Fun

Posted: 09/24/2007 - Valley residents enjoyed some fun in the sun at Gypsy Hill Park over the weekend.

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Possible FDA Layoffs

Updated: 09/20/2007 - The head of the Food and Drug Administration has alerted agency's employees that 2,000 of them could get layoff notices as early as next week.

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Hand Washing Study

Updated: 09/20/2007 - The "hand washing police" say more guys need to step up to the sink.

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People Who Need Flu Shots

Updated: 09/20/2007 - Government health officials are sounding an alarm that only a fraction of the people who need flu shots the most are getting them.

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Closing Prescription Data

Posted: 09/19/2007 - The state will no longer provide drug companies with information about what medications doctors are prescribing.

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Smokless Tobacco Not Safer

Posted: 09/19/2007 - A state health official says a new smokeless tobacco product called snus may not be any less risky than other tobacco products.

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Agreeing on Children's Health Program

Posted: 09/19/2007 - Democratic lawmakers say they are close to agreement on a children's health insurance program that could see spending on it grow by $35 billion.

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State Children's Insurance Program

Posted: 09/18/2007 - Governors are urging the Bush administration to roll back rule changes that limit the scope of the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

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