Independent experts are leery because key test results have not been published and the test has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — it’s being sold under more general rules for commercial labs. But they agree that a simple test that can be done in a doctor’s office has long been needed.
Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Department of Health are partnering on a new COVID-19 study in southwest Virginia. The health system is recruiting volunteers, and says the effort will help public health officials understand how the pandemic is unfolding in our area.
As more people contract COVID-19, will the region’s hospitals have the capacity to care for them? Right now they do, but officials with Carilion Clinic say the community's response will play a major role in how the pandemic unfolds in western Virginia.
Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that $3.5 million in competitive federal funding has been awarded to the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to help vulnerable youth in the commonwealth.
To get in the building, patients will need a government-issued ID, a paper copy of written certification issued by a registered practitioner and a medical cannabis patient card issued by the Board of Pharmacy.