Deputy at home in the classroom

He grew up on his grandfather’s farm off Scott’s Mill Road learning the lessons of another era -- lugging spring water up to the house, daily farm chores, and the thrifty life of a family of six siblings. His mother…
Ahmed named 2015 Physician of the Year

Dr. Mirza Ahmed, a hospitalist with Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, has been named the facility’s 2015 Physician of the Year. The award recognizes Ahmed’s bedside manner with patients, as well as his positive interactions with his…
Wild Ideas: Nature as medicine |

Having a passion for nature can be rewarding in many ways, but now scientists studying the relatively new discipline of “environmental psychology” (aka “ecopsychology”) are finding that being out in nature has real health benefits.