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  • Video, online care replace in-person visits

    Video, online care replace in-person visits
    From a desktop computer at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News or from a laptop on the third floor of his home, Riverside psychiatrist Anthony Caterine can treat geriatric patients at nine far-flung locations. He can treat patients in...
  • Sandy Hook mother pushes mental health bill

    Dylan Hockley was a mischievous 6-year-old boy who loved chocolate, Superman and playing with his older brother. After he was gunned down Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., his mother, Nicole Hockley, made it her mission...
  • Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd

    Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd
    A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks. Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...
  • Free children's health screenings at Sam's Clubs on Aug. 9

    Free children's health screenings at Sam's Clubs on Aug. 9
      Sam's Clubs are providing free children's health screenings at clubs that have pharmacies on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services and screenings include DNA kits, fingerprint kits, blood pressure, body fat percentage and vision. The...
  • DCF Chief Joette Katz Must Be Fired Over Child Deaths

    DCF Chief Joette Katz Must Be Fired Over Child Deaths
    Sarah Eagan, the state's child advocate, released her long-awaited report on 2013 child fatalities. It includes this chilling conclusion: "2013 was an unprecedented year for infant and toddler homicide." The 34-page report highlights fatal failures of the...
  • WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'

    WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'
    The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Nigeria became the third African...
  • Misinformation, fear infiltrate marijuana debate

    When I asked my oncologist why she wasn't more familiar with alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation to treat breast cancer, she said she was too busy to learn about natural, holistic therapies. They certainly don't teach them in medical school. So...
  • Easton Hospital parent company to pay $89 million to settle billing probe

    The parent company of Easton Hospital said Monday it has agreed to pay more than $89 million to settle a government investigation over billing practices at 119 of its facilities. The U.S. Department of Justice since 2011 had been investigating whether...
  • Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers

    Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers
    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in three countries. Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to...
  • Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say

    Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say
    Is wearable tech already wearing thin? Despite the hype for upcoming products from Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., a number of analysts say Internet-connected personal devices such as smartwatches and fitness bands — so-called...