| Apr 21, 2012
| 9:15 PM
"Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The Virginia Department of Health issued the following press release on Monday: Dr. John Harrington, a pediatrician and director of Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) General Academic Pediatrics, has been named a Centers for...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:20 AM
How often do parents beg their kids to eat? While most children eventually outgrow their finicky dining habits, it's not so easy for kids who suffer from feeding issues.
These problems can surface when children are infants, and can grow worse if they are...
| Mar 3, 2013
Kaylee squealed with barely contained delight as images of her brother, Adam, flashed on the TV screen.
The 4th-grader and her mother, Katie Marceron, collaborated on the video, "Amazing Adam's Story," to show her class at Waller Mill Elementary, a York...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Nazea Twiggs is still smiling and happy and being a kid.
The 13-year-old Denbigh resident's resilience is helping to carry his entire family through his treatment for cancer. Right around Thanksgiving Nazea was diagnosed with Osteocarcoma—a type...
| 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 14, 2013
| 1:05 PM
In my continuing efforts to catch you up on news that almost got lost in the holiday shuffle, today I'm reporting on a CD called "Sounds of the 757," which features Hampton Roads musicians playing, singing and rapping for a good cause.
| Dec 6, 2012
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Doctors can see more patients and provide better quality care with better outcomes and greater satisfaction on both sides if they follow a team care model. That's the message that family practitioner Peter Anderson...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The expression used to be “had his bell rung.” That was a dismissive way of explaining a concussion.
With a seemingly endless list of horror stories showing up in the national media, the hazards of brain injuries are being taken more...
| Apr 1, 2013
An unusually cool March has kept seasonal allergy sufferers in Hampton Roads indoors, out of the line of fire of springtime pollen — and breathing easier because of it.
But the word from climate scientists and allergists is to enjoy it while it...