Posts Tagged Healthcare

Lawmakers Pave the Way for More Needle Exchanges

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The needle exchange in Wise is run out of the local health department. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

Thanks to legislation that’s now on it’s way to the Governor’s desk any Virginia locality will be able to start a needle exchange. The bill also makes it easier to get those new sites up and running. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Tackling the Growing Demand for Psychiatric Services in Virginia’s Hospitals

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Across Virginia there’s been an uptick in psychiatric admissions to hospitals, to the point where beds are filling up. Thursday a group from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association rolled out some ideas on what can be done. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Thousands of Children in Virginia Could Lose Health Insurance by January

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The federal CHIP program funds healthcare for nearly 9 million children nationwide. (Credit: Terry Vine / Blend Images / Getty Images)

65,000 low income children in Virginia could get cut off from their healthcare if Congress doesn’t act soon. The state is already preparing to send out termination notices for coverage. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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