Posts Tagged health

Program provides safe water and septic to Virginians, but now it’s out of funding

Sherry Angell walking on her family’s property past the spring-fed system that has provided water to her house for more than 60 years. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / Radio IQ)

More than a million Virginia families have septic systems at home. State officials estimate about half those systems are so old they pose health risks. The same goes for thousands of drinking water systems.

Now, as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, a new grant program to help families get safe water and septic has been so popular it’s already running out of money.

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Blue Ridge Poison Center: Delta-8 THC edibles driving jump in calls

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The Blue Ridge Poison Center at UVA Health is fielding a significant influx of calls over adverse reactions to a substance derived from hemp and marijuana plants. Nick Gilmore reports.

You can reach the Blue Ridge Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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Virginia Birth Rate Continues to Decline Long After Recession


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The recession may be over. And Virginia may be adding jobs again. But the state’s birth rate has not recovered yet, and it continues to fall. Michael Pope is digging into the numbers.

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