| 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...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Medicaid enrollment in Virginia has jumped by almost 50 percent in the last 10 years — despite the state having some of the strictest eligibility criteria in the nation for the federal/state health program. Paying for it takes up a major chunk of...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:28 PM
In a meeting with the Daily Press editorial board Wednesday, Gov. Bob McDonnell answered questions about his proposed budget and priorities in the upcoming legislative session. He also aired his views on health care and its funding. These are some...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 11:53 AM
The Knapsack Consignment store in Virginia Beach is hosting a costume swap event beginning Saturday.
During the week of Oct. 1 through Oct. 7, 2011 (the store is closed on Monday), families can bring their outgrown costumes to the Knapsack store. Parents...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:01 PM
A selection of Virginia and international wines are the draw at the second annual Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Chesapeake City Park on Greenbrier Parkway.
Area restaurants will be on hand to offer...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:35 AM
In many households, one person is in charge of food shopping. That person has lots of power. "They lay the groundwork for healthy eating habits," says registered nurse Babs Benson, director of the weight management program at Children's Hospital of the...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Rosemary Trible, author of the 2010 book, "Fear to Freedom," which details sexual abuse earlier in her life, has launched a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping others who suffer a similar situation.
The organization, called Fear 2 Freedom,...
| May 13, 2011
| 1:58 PM
After long drawn-out and at times contentious negotiations over reimbursement rates, Anthem insurance and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters and its pediatric providers have reached agreement. The new 3 1/2-year contract takes effect on June 1....
| May 15, 2011
| 7:22 PM
"We recognize that the responsibility for… prevention of child fatalities lies with the community, not with any single agency or entity." —Hampton Roads Regional Child Fatality Review Team, 2010.
They're white and black, boys and girls,...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 11:40 AM
A Father's Day motorcycle ride organized by a Gloucester Sheriff's Office investigator raised $1,500 for Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Jake Forehand, one of the investigators on the case involving the girl kept in a makeshift cage in a...