Tag: Virginia

CDC Mandates Measles Quarantine for Afghanistan Evacuees

Evacuees of Afghanistan who have arrived in the United States must be vaccinated against measles and undergo quarantine for 21 days, according to a health...

Med Student Kicked Out for Microaggression Dustup Sues School

Kieran Bhattacharya was slated to graduate from University of Virginia (UVA) Medical School in 2021. But in late 2018, he was suspended. In early 2019,...

Mike Pence Privately Praised White House Official Who ‘Unloaded’ On Trump On Charlottesville: Book

Former Vice President Mike Pence privately praised a White House official after he “unloaded” on Donald Trump for the former president’s controversial remarks about the...

Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People

The pandemic-caused recession and a federal requirement that states keep Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled until the national emergency ends swelled the pool of people in the...

In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

Ed Knight was taken to Chippenham Hospital after cutting his arm in a fall from a ladder. For stitching up his wound and sending him...

OSHA Issues New Rules on COVID-19 Safety for Healthcare Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited...

Falwell: Liberty University lawsuit is excuse to shame him

Jerry Falwell Jr. is asking a court in Virginia to dismiss the lawsuit Liberty University filed over his headline-grabbing departure last year as leader of...

Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

Language Barriers Hinder Vaccine Access

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In January, the Virginia Department of Health website reassured English-speaking readers...

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every...

White House Considers Domestic COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden administration is weighing whether to implement travel restrictions within...

APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has issued a formal apology for its past support of structural racism in psychiatry. The apology, issued January 18, coincided...

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals

The right colon appears to age faster in Black people than in White people, perhaps explaining the higher prevalence of right-side colon cancer among Black...

Temper Enthusiasm for Long-term Treatment With Bisphosphonates?

Women treated with oral bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis for 5 years get no additional benefit ― in terms of hip fracture risk ― if the...

What’s Hot, Including a Major Chemotherapy Trial

The “hottest” presentation at the upcoming 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) comes from RxPONDER (abstract GS3-00), a major randomized clinical trial assessing use...

USPSTF Continues to Back Behavioral Intervention to Cut CVD Risk

Adults with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) should be offered or referred for behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity, the...

Colleges Testing Wastewater to Find COVID Outbreaks Early

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than 65 colleges or universities in the United States are...

Most Home Health Aides Need to Work, Even When Lacking PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sue Williams-Ward — pictured with her granddaughter Tamarya Burnett — was...

First Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reinfections in US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A 25-year-old man from Nevada and a 42-year-old man in Virginia...

Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Leaders of major cities and states across the country are taking...

Will Labor Day Weekend Bring Another Holiday COVID Surge?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Hopefully, summer won’t end the way it began. Memorial Day celebrations...

Apple, Google Build Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to...

Contact Tracer Teams Growing Amid New Challenges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jensa Woo is a librarian in San Francisco who was sidelined...

Social Distancing Flattened the Curve, Studies Show

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. When it comes to COVID-19, studies show that social distancing flattened...

ED Physician at Epicenter of COVID-19 Crisis Lost to Suicide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Grief-laden posts are coursing through social media following the suicide on...