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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Legislation that would require some employer insurance plans to cover treatment for autism has cleared a major legislative obstacle after years of failure. The House Commerce and Labor Committee voted 15-6 Thursday for a bill to...
Tags: Employees, Elections, Career and Workplace, Autism, Politics
ReporterA new Radford University pilot program brings hope to young people struggling with substance abuse. The program is called SAFE MINDS and offers free outpatient support for adolescents, aged 14-17, who are using substances (drugs and/or alcohol)...
ReporterThe Virginia Autism Project is hoping the General Assembly will take up Autism insurance reform. The VAP website lists two bills the group is supporting this year. SB 1061 - Coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder; relating to the state...
ReporterWhen it comes to health, especially your child's, getting help is probably on the top of your list. But when resources are lacking parents get discouraged. That's a reality for families in Pittsylvania County according to a Virginia children health...
Tags: Virginia, Health, Mental Health, Pittsylvania County
REPORTERA new study done in Europe finds that a child's risk of developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, may be evident right after he or she is born. It found a newborn's Apgar score could indicate whether the child will develop ADHD....
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Department of Justice says Virginia needlessly institutionalizes people with developmental disabilities, and that it costs about four times as much as providing mental health treatment in the community. Gov. Bob McDonnell...
ReporterCollege freshmen have record high levels of stress. That's according to a new study published by U-C-L-A. It's called "The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010." The survey indicated more college students are depressed and using medication. ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The House has passed a bill mandating that some employer health care plans in Virginia cover treatment for autistic children. It was a pivotal victory for parents of autistic children, some of whom applauded the 74-24 vote...
ReporterLavada and Jason Robertson came to the State Capitol with their five-year-old daughter Audreanna, advocating for legislation that will help other families more than their own. The legislation that was debated on the floor of the House of Delegates...
Everyday it's estimated one thousand kids become regular smokers. But Lydia Pickrell is trying to break the habit. The Blacksburg High School junior was recognized at a gala in Washington DC Wednesday night for her influence. As part of a group...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterAlong with final exams comes stress. Now more colleges are bringing in something to help with that.. something with four legs. At Hollins University in Roanoke County, a 2 year old rescue dog named Andy, offers a welcome break from hours of studying in...
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