Heart failure affects roughly 5.7 million Americans and that’s why doctors at the University of Virginia are working on a therapy to improve the quality of life for their patients suffering from this disease.
The General Assembly session starts soon, and Wednesday morning Virginians shared their priorities with lawmakers. Among the speakers were advocates for home health care workers and caregivers who are paid by the state.
Parents now have an extra reason to say no to candy, cake and ice cream for young children. The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers, released Tuesday, recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no added sugar for children under age 2.
U.S. health officials believe the coronavirus mutation that set off alarms in parts of Britain is no more apt to cause serious illness or be resistant to vaccines than the strain afflicting people in the United States
As for the new mutation, Dr. Birx said health officials need to be actively looking for it here in the U.S. She said if it was present in the UK as early as September, it may have already been in the United States.
Gov. Northam announced Friday the state will allocate $10 million in federal CARES Act funding to create Unite Virginia, a statewide technology platform designed to connect Virginians to health and social services.