| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fewer than 20 days after the last bell rang for the 2012-2013 school year, big box retailers launched their annual back-to-school promotions.
Advertisements for 25-cent boxes of crayons and brightly colored displays of glue sticks and notebooks...
| Jun 9, 2013
The new emphasis on patient-centered care, prompted by the Affordable Care Act, is having a spill-over effect. More and more people are documenting what type of medical care they want and don't want through advance directives.
"I call them life-planning...
| May 30, 2013
Bon Secours has terminated the employment of two CNAs, certified nursing assistants, for improper use of the health system's electronic medical records at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, it announced Wednesday.
The security breach, which...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On Saturday, June 1, from 1 to 4 p.m., Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will present a special program, BFF, for ALL girls in Grade 5 -- non-Girl Scouts included -- at Warwick High School in Newport News.
Guest speaker is Ariane Aramburo, host of the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Brenda J. Clayburn, a founder and later president of the City Union of Baltimore who was also a longtime city Police Department supervisor, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 63.
"She had recently been sick, and...
| Feb 4, 2013
It's mid-afternoon on a bleak, wintry Friday, and Jon Galgan, project manager at W.M. Jordan construction company in Newport News is pounding the heavy ropes in the company's newly opened wellness center. He has hit the gym during work hours for five days...
| Feb 6, 2013
Local hospitals stand to lose millions in federal funding for uncompensated care when the Affordable Care Act's cuts in Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) reimbursements go into effect in July. The bill established the cuts based on a mandated...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The flu arrived earlier this year and it has been at peak activity for 6 weeks, twice as long as last year's season in Virginia. Area health professionals continue to urge people to get vaccinated.
The rapid increase in cases of influenza-like illnesses...
| Jan 11, 2013
As part of cost-cutting for Medicare and improved coordination of care for beneficiaries, the federal government is contracting with Accountable Care Organizations, or groups of health-care providers. The 2010 Affordable Care Act set up the framework...
| May 15, 2013
For most women, the risk of developing breast cancer over a lifetime is 12 percent. For women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, that risk multiplies to close to 87 percent. In choosing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, Hollywood star Angelina...
| Apr 26, 2013
Almost half the medical clinical trials in Virginia are taking place in Hampton Roads. Of the more than 120 privately funded active trials enrolling patients, half involve treatment for major chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease,...