Posts Tagged health
Program provides safe water and septic to Virginians, but now it’s out of funding
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 27, 2022
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.
Blue Ridge Poison Center: Delta-8 THC edibles driving jump in calls
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 28, 2022
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.
Virginia Birth Rate Continues to Decline Long After Recession
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 12, 2016
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.