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Gut Feelings

More and more employers and schools are rolling out vaccine mandates, leaving many wondering: is that legal?

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REPLAY: Finding Classroom Success

From racial disparity and poverty to shyness, students face a lot of obstacles heading into college. But some professors are finding new ways to support them and forge a path to success.

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Pandemics Past

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Front Porch Healthcare

Taking care, even in a pandemic.

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Taking the Shot

What will it take to get the COVID-19 vaccine to as many Americans as possible?

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COVID: The Threat is in the Air

COVID-19 brought the world to a halt. Now, everyone’s waiting on a vaccine.

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Cabin Fever

There are many kinds of lonely, and COVID-19 has revealed them all.

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No One Cares Alone

Sammy was just a month old when he started experiencing symptoms of heart failure. Hear about the doctor who performed the groundbreaking surgery that saved the boy’s life, and the resource he created to help doctors avoid burnout.

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Back in Session

Despite fears of a virus resurgence, Virginia Tech and William & Mary both announced they will re-open in the Fall. What’s their plan for keeping students safe? And will higher education be forever changed?

Photo of a roadside historical marker in Norfolk, VA, that reads: Quarantine Road. This is a portion of the road to the first quarantine house in Virginia, established under the acts of the assembly of 1783, which required vessels coming from foreign ports to perform quarantine if there were reason to believe the ship was a carrier of infectious disease.Episode

Quarantine Road

An 1855 yellow fever outbreak in Virginia eerily mirrors the present-day quarantine. And Marie Antoinette often secluded herself with a secret trove of banned books.

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Going Viral

UVA doctors got to work immediately to create COVID-19 testing kits in a race against time. And another battle is being waged against the spread of misinformation on social media.

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Poetry that Heals

To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.