| May 15, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Will the dog run into the road? Is that pedestrian on the sidewalk about to step into the street?
In a virtual world, a sophisticated driving simulator at the University of Virginia, autistic teens reacted appropriately to nonhuman cues and hazards, but...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2013
HAMPTON – Two-year-old Sariah Winston is a bubbly toddler with a smile that is nearly irresistible.
She loves Dora the Explorer, Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax," and playing ball with her father, Michael Winston.
Watching her joyful activity doesn't...
| Dec 1, 2013
GLOUCESTER — Visitors will be able to see handmade holiday decorations, historic architecture and a huge collection of antiques all in one visit and benefiting a good cause.
Historic Lisburne Farm off the Severn River in Gloucester is this year'...
| May 16, 2013
One in 110 children is now diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. The numbers have grown to the point where "everyone knows someone affected" by the neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by communication problems and repetitive behaviors,...