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    Young father expresses heartfelt thanks for life-saving care

Many adults are not up-to-date on their shots
American adults are not getting their recommended vaccinations, putting themselves and others at risk of serious disease.
For every minute a stroke is left untreated, up to 2 million brain cells die
During a stroke, every second is critical. In fact, the No. 1 mistake people make when experiencing a stroke is waiting too long to receive medical attention.
Cardiology specialty expanded at Culpeper Medical Center
If you asked Patricia Bankhead how she’d describe the cardiology team at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, she’d give you two words: compassionate and thorough.
The dangers of prescription painkiller abuse
More people die from drug overdoses than car crashes or any other injury-related deaths, according to a report released by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
What would happen if you're unable to make your own medical decisions?
No one knows what the future holds. An accident, illness or surgery requiring anesthesia could happen to anyone at any time. Do you know who would speak for you if you are unable to make your own medical decisions?
One mother's high-risk pregnancy experience
Ashleigh Zylstra and her husband, Luke, welcomed their baby girl in May of 2016. The birth story has a happy ending, but the pregnancy journey came with some concerns from previous pregnancy complications.