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Millions of Virginians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 2.7 million residents in Virginia could lose their private, employer-based coverage if Congress passes a House health reform bill, according to state-specific analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 re...

Virginia Cares Uninsured Program (VCUP) Announces Early Successes in Helping Uninsured Virginians Access Quality Healthcare

Patient Advocate Foundation Program Has Already Helped Hundreds of Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Since its July 2007 Launch NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) -- a national, non-profit o...

Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare

'Virginia Cares Uninsured Program' Could Help Thousands of the More Than 1 Million Virginia Residents Currently Without Health Insurance NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) -- a national...

Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians

Red imported fire ants (RIFAs), which have caused trouble in Florida and Texas for decades, are now advancing in Virginia. Colonies of the tiny, highly aggressive insects have been observed in the commonwealth since 1989 and, in recent years, have caught the attention of Virginia Tech scientists w...

State Tobacco Control a Mixed Bag

...a (36.2 percent vs. 14.4 percent). Moreover, by 2007, 66 percent of those 30 and older in New Hampshire had quit smoking, but only 45 percent of West virginians in the same age group had quit. The report also says that in states with the fewest smokers, those still smoking are less likely to be dependent on...

'Viewers Beware' Report by Watchdog Group Exposes Conservative Group Behind Anti-Healthcare Ads Running in Virginia

... has a record as a rightwing political operation and is headed by an operative with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. "It's important for virginians to understand who is behind this advertising campaign," said David Donnelly, national campaigns director of Public Campaign Action Fund. "Americans fo...

Growth in Virginia Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

... Study Gives virginians Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Car...331 regions across America, including seven regions in Virginia. "Many virginians who had planned to tap their hard-earned nest egg to cover future long term...

UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia Providing Assistance for Asthma Education Training

...each." A quick look at asthma statistics in West Virginia shows the need for such an effort: Approximately 8.5 percent of West virginians currently have asthma. This equals approximately 123,000 adults and 31,000 children. (WVDHHR, The Burden of Asthma in West Virginia , 2007) ...

LifeNet Health Announces a Record Year of Saving Lives and Restoring Health

...ife-saving organ transplant, including 2,500 Virginians. On average, three virginians die each week waiting for a life-saving organ transplant that doesn't come in time. virginians can sign up as organ and tissue donors at www.save7lives.org or at a DM...

Official Launch of ABLE TO CHOOSE Public Awareness Campaign

...l Assembly in Richmond, Virginia. "The ABLE TO CHOOSE campaign invites virginians to join in making all aspects of community life inclusive and welcoming to ...ity-based system of support for its citizens with disabilities, said 83% of virginians in a recent poll funded in part by VBPD as part of the planning for ABLE TO...
Virginians in Medical Technology

School of Dentistry Studies Link Between Oral Health and Memory

...enefits of knowing that keeping the mouth free of infection could cut down on cases of dementia." The research builds on an ongoing study of West virginians aged 70 and older. Working with the WVU School of Medicine, School of Dentistry researchers have given oral exams and memory tests to 270 elderly peop...
Virginians in Biological Technology

Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute Hosts First-Ever International Forum on Memory and Memory Disorders and Dedicates New $30 Million Research Facility

...rs afflicting human memory. I know the pain felt when losing a loved one to Alzheimer's. This research will not only have an impact on the 46,000 West virginians and their families suffering from Alzheimer's disease, but will have global significance to the 5.1 million people in the United States, and the more ...

LifeNet Health Saves 303 Lives and Restores Health to 265,967 Patients in 2007

...life-saving organ transplant, including 2,500 Virginians. On average, three virginians die each week waiting for a life-saving organ transplant that doesn't come in time. virginians can sign up as organ and tissue donors at http://www.save7lives.org or at...
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