Hospitals in local area, state and nation are buckling under press of COVID-19 patients.
More local residents are hospitalized this week than at any other time during the pandemic.
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to climb from COVID-19, but locally, cases aren't as high among children and Tuesday saw a surge in vaccinations.
Mary Washington Healthcare's new e-ICU is one of two new technological additions in the midst of nationwide staff shortages.
Health care officials say they're treating more patients in ICU than at any other time during the pandemic.
COVID-19 hospitalizations across Virginia have exploded from 195 per day in mid-July to 2,100 a day currently as health officials make plea for more to get vaccinated.
Mary Washington Healthcare is once again restricting visitors because of a spike in COVID-19 cases, according to a Thursday news release.
More new cases have been reported recently among children and teens than any other age group in the Rappahannock Area Health District.
Always interested in projects, Brandy Stepaniak had volunteered to help with the vaccine clinic at Mary Washington Hospital and became its interim manager.
Between Monday and Friday, cases involving variants spiked by 44 percent in the Rappahannock Area Health District.
One of the few areas where hospitals in Virginia saw more patients last year dealt with drug and alcohol use and mental health issues.
Mary Washington and Stafford Hospital started vaccinating patients Tuesday. Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is working on a plan.
Local health officials express concern about rising cases, which the CDC director characterized as "impending doom."
One of every four people can have some side effects after the COVID-19 vaccine, but doctors say they "aren't going to kill you. COVID could."
Because the flu strains tend to change, the flu vaccine's effectiveness hovers between 40 and 60 percent.
Officials with the Rappahannock Area Health District and Mary Washington Healthcare expand vaccination clinics in the Fredericksburg area.
Some readers wondered why hospital board members got vaccinated at the same time as frontline workers.
The COVID-19 deaths of three more residents of the Rappahannock Area Health District were reported Saturday for a total of 132 local deaths.
New therapy is for patients over 65 or those at risk of developing serious virus cases and needing hospitalization.
Hospitalizations from COVID-19 are three times higher than during earlier virus peaks this spring.
Local and state officials answer often-asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Frontline workers scheduled to be vaccinated as Rappahannock Area Health District virus cases top 10,000.
Sarah Bullis, who works at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, dealt with a range of emotions during her pregnancy.
Mary Washington Healthcare officials say they're not at capacity, but they don't want to get there because of the burden that would put on workers.