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Past articles by Rachel:

Burn survivor is sharing her story of resilience and gratitude

A Charlottesville mother of two is sharing her story after a tragic accident left 85% of her body burned. → Read More

UVA Health being honored for supporting LGBTQ+ patients, team members

Three UVA Health hospitals are being recognized with the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader award from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. → Read More

Former CPD chief suing the city, officials for $10M

Former Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney filed a $10 million federal lawsuit Wednesday, June 15, against the city and 10 individuals. → Read More

UVA Children’s Hospital being recognized throughout Virginia

UVA Children’s Hospital is being recognized throughout the state for providing expectational care to its patients. → Read More

UVA Health 1st in region to use state-of-the-art scanner to detect cancer

UVA Health is using a brand new PET/CT scanner to improve wait times and image quality. → Read More

DMV reminding Virginians to get a REAL ID before May 3, 2023

If you have not received a REAL ID yet, then you may want to add it to your summer to-do list. → Read More

UVA Health doctor weighs in on protein COVID-19 vaccine

A fourth COVID-19 shot is being considered by the Food and Drug Administration. → Read More

UVA: Doctors concerned about suicide attempts among kids by poisoning with OTC medications

New numbers from the University of Virginia shows an increase in suspected suicide attempts by poisoning among children as young as 6. → Read More

UVA doctors fighting Tuberculosis around the world

Doctors at the University of Virginia School of Medicine are trying to better understand Tuberculosis in order to treat and prevent the disease. → Read More

UVA Health allergist offers advice during this allergy season

Doctor Michael Nelson, an allergist with UVA Health, says spring brings some of the highest peak pollen counts compared to other times of the year. → Read More

Legal Aid Justice offering advice to people facing eviction

The Virginia Rent Relief Program has announced it will stop taking new applications on May 15. Now, the Legal Aid Justice Center is trying to help people who may be facing eviction. → Read More

UVA sleep treatment helping people with insomnia

If you suffer from insomnia, a new study in Charlottesville may be able to help you get some sleep. → Read More

New saliva COVID-19 test receives Emergency Use Authorization from FDA

A new type of COVID-19 test is hitting the market, and could change how we detect the virus. → Read More

UVA doctors: BA.2 variant fueling COVID-19 spread in Virginia

As COVID-19 cases in the Blue Ridge Health District rise again, doctors with UVA Health say it’s due to a newer variant that’s taking over. → Read More

Sen. Kaine weighing in on issues in Washington, D.C.

There’s a lot of action in Washington, D.C.: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is getting closer to being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and bills are being introduced to help those suffering from long COVID-19. → Read More

VDOT crews still working to clear debris from January storm

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are still working every day to clean-up debris from the January 3 storm. → Read More

Crozet-area knitters uniting to support people in Ukraine

A group in Crozet is coming together to use its passion for a purpose. → Read More

Blue Ridge Poison Center receiving more calls for help

The Blue Ridge Poison Center says it’s receiving an increase in calls due to children getting their hands on simple, but dangerous substances. → Read More

Gracie Charlottesville offering free self-defense classes for women

Gracie Charlottesville is offering free self-defense classes for women during the month of March. → Read More

Refugees struggling with the IRC to find housing in Charlottesville

Time is ticking for refugees who have been living out of a Charlottesville hotel for months. They were supposed to be sent to permanent homes after seeking refuge in the United States, but they are not being placed where they want to go through the International Rescue Committee. → Read More