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14 Dec 2013

Richmond grapples with other STDs

HIV/AIDS isn’t the only sexually transmitted disease prevalent in Richmond. The city also ranks high nationally in three other STDs — gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis — that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks on a city and county level.

09 Dec 2013

Southside residents, clergy fight back against AIDS

It’s been an uphill battle for Lindsay Bryant, who’s one of many trying to combat the ongoing debacle of HIV/AIDS in Richmond and the rest of Central Virginia.

11 Nov 2013

HIV-AIDS: Our data and map

Here are the data used in our report on HIV and AIDS in Virginia. We’ve also posted a larger view on the map showing the HIV-AIDS rate for each locality.

13 Oct 2013

¡Que horrible! Latinos lack health insurance

More than one-third of Hispanics under age 65 living in the South are without health insurance coverage.

13 Oct 2013

Map of uninsured Hispanics in the U.S.

This map shows the percentage of Hispanics residents in each state who did not have health insurance in 2011.

08 Oct 2013

Product recalls since 2009

Here is the data used in our report on company-issued recalls. We downloaded the data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website, and then we analyzed it by sorting, filtering and creating pivot tables with Microsoft Excel.

08 Oct 2013

Salmonella is top reason for recalls

Salmonella contamination is by far the most common reason for food products to be recalled.

24 Sep 2013

1 in 5 Amelians lacks health insurance

Amelia County has one of the highest proportions among Virginia localities of residents without health insurance.

24 Sep 2013

Map of uninsured Virginians

This map, based on data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, shows the percentage of residents in each Virginia locality who did not have health insurance in 2011.

23 Sep 2013

Tech is at head of class on patents

When it comes to patents, Virginia Tech is living up to its slogan “invent the future.” The Hokies earned more than three-fourths of all patents issued to public colleges and universities in Virginia since 2003.

17 Sep 2013

Joint replacement: $117,000 — or $26,000?

Some Virginia hospitals charge far more than others for the same procedure, according to data recently released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

14 Nov 2011

Survival Rate of Babies in Africa Increases

Babies have a better chance of survival in Africa today than they did just a decade ago. At the start of the millennium, of every 1,000 babies born in African, 98 died before their first birthday. By 2009, the continent’s infant mortality rate had fallen to 80 deaths per thousand.

22 Jul 2011

Recovery through their eyes

Six people, six different drug-recovery stories.

18 Jul 2011

New recovery center works the steps, aims to change the system

Brewer has been clean for almost four years and is now the senior peer leader at the Caroline County Recovery Center. The center – a partnership between Caroline County’s Commonwealth Attorney Tony Spencer and The McShin Foundation in Richmond – was established in February. It uses McShin’s model of peer recovery, where drug addicts help each other using 12-step based recovery.

09 Oct 2010

Va. Beekeeping Buzzing As New Hobby

Beekeeping, a profession nearly as old as humanity itself, is changing as new keepers raise bees as a hobby and veteran keepers rethink how to raise their bees in order to combat what is known as colony collapse disorder.