Health and Healthcare

State Senate Republicans denounce Northam’s veto of four health care bills

Senate Republicans and Gov. Ralph Northam are at odds over whether four bills passed this legislative session would help provide more affordable health care options to Virginians. The governor said last Friday that he vetoed the bills because Virginians would be underinsured and Affordable Care Act protections would be undermined. […]

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Proposal to raise purchasing age in Virginia for tobacco, vapor-based products

A bipartisan coalition of Virginia General Assembly leaders have announced their sponsorship of legislation to raise the minimum age required to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. Legislation to increase the eligibility age, which would apply to both vapor-based and traditional tobacco products, has been filed in both the House of Delegates and Virginia Senate. […]

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Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center to host annual Pamper Me Pink

Tuesday, Oct. 23, marks the date for Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center’s 13th annual Pamper Me Pink event in partnership with Pepperberries, a Culpeper gift and fashion boutique. The event is a social gathering and educational experience in one, focusing on women’s health and the importance of self-care. […]

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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. […]