| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:42 PM
More than half the children who died as a result of child abuse and neglect in Virginia in the year ending June 30, 2013, didn't live to see their first birthday, according to the annual report of the Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team, released...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
They flutter their arms, following the lead of 10-year-old Gus Zaletski. They shape their bodies into first position. One or two gaze at themselves intently in the wall-length mirror.
Their movements are accompanied by classical music and the soft, live...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk received approval last year to start a breast milk bank for babies in its neonatal intensive care unit, NICU. It started taking applications from milk donors in May and it plans to start processing...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Each year, the region's three major local health systems continue to add procedures and expand facilities to upgrade their services. All have implemented electronic health records.
Riverside Health System, headquartered on the Peninsula, added a 250,...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Shoppers at the Mathews Food Lion store on Main Street raised nearly $6,000 for the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. That ranks the store number one in the Williamsburg region and fifth nationally.
“We are pretty proud of that,”...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Bon Secours Virginia has given notice to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that it plans to terminate its physician and facility contracts with the insurer, effective Nov. 7.
If negotiations are unsuccessful, Anthem-insured patients would have to pay out-...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
For better or worse, health affects every aspect of daily life.
In 2011, we wrote about its many different angles — about individuals battling disease; about extraordinary fitness, wellness and weight-loss efforts; about the effects of illness on...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:27 AM
It's all in how you react to trauma. Everyone reacts differently. "That's why one person who observes a car crash will jump out and help and another will stand by frozen," says Shawna Gray. Gray is the executive director of the nonprofit Center for Sexual...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Never in his wildest dreams did Philip Hamilton ever think that a common household product like baking soda would be so crucial to the revival of his ancestral home, Severnby, on the Severn River in Gloucester.
In August 2002, a fire caused by a...