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Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - VA: Children's

Cannabis use disorder is more common among white men ages 45 to 54, research shows. (Adobe stock)

ARLINGTON, Va. – Young people who use marijuana frequently are more than twice as likely to have a stroke compared with those who don't use the drug at all, according to a new study. The study to be published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke is one of the first to specificall

In addition to providing easy access to clean water, bottle-filling stations can help cut down kids' consumption of sugary beverages. (Adobe stock)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – We all know that drinking water is essential to health, and the American Heart Association of Virginia is proposing adding water-bottle filling stations to all new or renovated schools throughout the state. Studies have shown that kids who have access to filling stations

African-American children in Virginia are seven times as likely as white children to live in poverty. (Aksinia/Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Despite a long period of economic expansion since the Great Recession, the state of Virginia saw no progress in reducing child poverty since 2008, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Kids Count data snapshot shows that 5% of children in the state,

During the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday, folks can buy qualifying goods such as school supplies, clothing, and hurricane and emergency-preparedness items without paying sales tax. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia's sales tax holiday begins Friday and lasts until late Sunday night. The three-day event aims to help families save money on state and local taxes for back-to-school items, which especially will help low-income families in the Commonwealth, according to Margaret Nimm

Without action, higher temperatures will affect more Americans than ever in the decades ahead, according to a new report on climate change by the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia and other parts of the United States will have a lot more killer heat waves like the one that started this weekend if the nation doesn't do something about climate change, according to a new report. The Union of Concerned Scientists says Virginia usually has 31 days

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans a year, according to the American Lung Association. (realworkhard/Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. — Bills to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco and nicotine vapor products from 18 to 21 sailed through Virginia's General Assembly. But some health groups say the focus is in the wrong place. The legislation has received overwhelming support from many including Govern

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and has been since a 2011 decision by the United States Breastfeeding Committee. (Jordan Whitt/StockSnap)

RICHMOND, Va. – The Trump administration caused a recent uproar when it tried to shut down a global resolution to encourage breastfeeding. However, health advocates say they'll be setting the record straight this week, during World Breastfeeding Week. The resolution urged governments to prote

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has found children who are eligible for Medicaid health coverage miss fewer school days because of illness or injury. (Pixabay)

BRISTOL, Va. – Teachers and education advocates say Virginia's move to expand Medicaid is not just important to the 400,000 low-income people now eligible for health care, but it's also a big win for students and public schools. The switch to draw down federal dollars to help cover the unins

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