Archives: ‘Health’

VHI Publishes New Healthcare Transparency Report Using APCD Data

December 23rd, 2016 | [From: Health]

According to a 2015 Consumers Union Survey, nearly one-third of Americans who had hospital visits or received surgical procedures in the last two years were misinformed or unclear about their hospital fees. VHI is working to help prevent unexpected medical bills with price transparency for consumers.

Alexandria Health Department Issues Advisory On Potentially Unsafe Eggnog

December 21st, 2016 | [From: Health, Other News]

The Alexandria Health Department is warning customers to discard certain eggnog that did not undergo proper pasteurization. The potentially unsafe eggnog was sold by Coulter Farms at the Old Town Farmers’ Market (Market Square, 301 King St.), on Dec.r 3, 10, and 17, 2016, and was bottled in pint, quart and half gallon bottles with use-by dates of “12/18/16” and “12/23/16.”

Stay Safe In The Cold

December 14th, 2016 | [From: Health, Other News]

Prepare yourself for the first frigid cold of the season. Forecasters say we will face extremely low temperatures by Thursday. These bitterly cold conditions can bring health risks. Here are some cold weather dangers to be aware of, and ways to protect your family.

Teen Substance Use Shows Promising Decline

December 13th, 2016 | [From: Health, Other News]

The 2016 Monitoring the Future annual survey results released today from the National Institutes of Health show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and misuse of some prescription medications, among the nation’s teens.

Virginia Hospitals Unveil Bi-Partisan 2017 Behavioral Health Legislative Agenda

December 13th, 2016 | [From: Health, Other News]

Serving the needs of patients and families dealing with a mental health diagnosis is an ongoing challenge that cuts across many segments of society including health care providers and behavioral health professionals, law enforcement personnel, the judicial system, elected officials and public health infrastructure, and much more.

VHI Releases 2016 Industry Report: Which Hospitals Top The List?

December 9th, 2016 | [From: Health, Other News]

Virginia Health Information has published its 2016 report on the efficiency and productivity of hospitals and nursing homes.

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Virginians Stand To Gain Financial Help Buying 2017 Health Coverage, But May Not Know It

December 6th, 2016 | [From: Health]

Already, about 8.8 million Americans, and 319,068 Virginians, who buy health insurance through HealthCare.gov receive tax credits that help make coverage more affordable.

In Virginia, 92,136 People Sign Up For Coverage In The First Month Of The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

November 30th, 2016 | [From: Health, Other News]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today that over 2.1 million people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1, including 92,136 in Virginia.

Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared A Public Health Emergency In Virginia

November 21st, 2016 | [From: Health, Top Stories]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency.

Virginia Health Care Community Collaborates On Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts

November 14th, 2016 | [From: Health]

Antibiotic resistance is a challenge for health care providers and patients. It is estimated that at least two million Americans each year become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, leading to 23,000 deaths.