Health and Healthcare

Nurse aide training offers path into health care

Ashlyn Connelly knew from a young age that she wanted to work in health care. Her mother is a nurse and she still remembers the look on her face when she came home after a hard day on the job. Rather than be dissuaded, Connelly learned from that experience the importance of connecting with people — and she hasn’t forgotten it. […]

Health and Healthcare

Building on success

Twenty-five groups and agencies, many staffed by volunteers, were represented at a Rappahannock Resources Roundtable last Friday at the library, spearheaded by county “doer” Hal Hunter (seen here) to better coordinate the services each offers to Rappahannock County’s aging population. […]

Health and Healthcare

Stuff your face, not your turkey

Roasting a Christmas turkey this year? If so, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has some holiday food safety tips that might surprise even the best Rappahannock County chefs. […]

Foothills Forum

Video: Rural Health Care — What’s Next?

Video of the community discussion co-sponsored Oct. 8 at the Washington fire hall by the Rappahannock News, Foothills Forum, Aging Together and Rapp at Home to assess the findings of “A Troubling Diagnosis,” the recent three-part explanatory journalism series published in the Rappahannock News. […]

Adult Education

RappU raises the academic bar

RappU’s new nurse aide training lab: an entire classroom equipped with three hospital beds, life-like manikins, and extensive array of medical devices. If you didn’t know better you’d swear you were standing in a hospital ward. […]

Health and Healthcare

Weigh-in on Rapp health needs

Rappahannock County’s significant health needs — of which there are many — will be assessed at a PATH Foundation supported Community Health Town Hall next Thursday at Fauquier Hospital. PATH is requesting RSVP’s by Friday, March 31. […]

Health and Healthcare

‘Stand up’ and align with gravity

One would assume that a best-kept secret to a long and healthy life would be somewhat technical — given it was revealed by NASA’s former director of life sciences to a Rappahannock County audience last Friday. Think again. And don’t be sitting down while you read this. […]