| 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...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Health-care providers and patients had a wide range of reactions Thursday to the Supreme Court upholding key elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Some applauded the promise of wider access to health care, others cautioned about the...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2011
Mary Miller, 9, carefully pulls on lavender, Dora Explorer gardening gloves. Pink trim on the gloves matches pink ribbons in her hair.
"Where do your fingers go?" says Maggie Jarvela. She is Mary's occupational therapist at the Children's Hospital of the...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:23 PM
HAMPTON — Joanna "Jojo" Sibert lolls on her mother's lap, her body pressed into its contours. She lets one leg drop to the side, the only departure from an otherwise seamless melding of the two. A soft Mona-Lisa smile flickers across her face as her...
| Sep 6, 2012
Two years ago, in September 2010, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute treated its first patient for prostate cancer. After years of planning and seed money from local, state and federal sources, HUPTI, a $225 million project — the...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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,...