Fewer children are dying from accidents in Virginia and across the country, according to reports issued by state officials and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death rate from unintentional injuries for Virginians age 19 and younger fell 45 percent from 2000 to 2009, new figures showed.
David Lanning, M.D., the doctor who separated conjoined Dominican Republic twins, Maria and Teresa Tapia, was recently honored by the government. During a ceremony at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Lanning received the Order of Christopher Columbus rank of Knight, an honor usually reserved for Dominican citizens or military. Only a handful of non-civilian, foreign-born [...]
American Family Fitness will take over the sponsor role for the Richmond Half Marathon from the previous sponsor, McDonald’s. Not only is the Half Marathon getting a new sponsor, but it’s also experiencing a renaissance among runners.
The Sports Backers are one of seven applicants who were recently awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Saucony Run For Good Foundation. The grant was submitted by Sports Backers on behalf of Woodville Elementary School; Sports Backers has partnered with Woodville Elementary School for the past three years to encourage its [...]
While the Supreme Court now considers whether the individual mandate provision in the Affordable Health Care Act is constitutional, a new report by health care experts at VCU have found a way for the act to save upwards of 50% of the costs associated with providing coverage to the uninsured.
Two bills progressing through the General Assembly may give cancer patients greater access to lifesaving cancer treatments.
While Virginia is moving to repeal the requirement that girls get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, the federal government and a major medical association are urging just the opposite: that boys as well as girls receive the vaccine.
Hey! This is a pretty cool idea. If you’re a gardener planning your spring garden, consider planting a bit more and donating the extras to a local food pantry. AmpleHarvest.org makes it pretty simple to connect gardeners to pantries–we̵…
A local woman is inspiring Richmonders to eat healthily by designing and planting edible backyard gardens. See how this world-traveled horticulturist is planting the seeds of healthy eating and making gardening easy for all.
Two conjoined twins who made national headlines last year after a nearly 24-hour surgical procedure performed at VCU separated them will be the focus of a new documentary that will air this weekend on TLC