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  • Obama urges investment in Ebola response, vaccines

    Obama urges investment in Ebola response, vaccines
    After touring a National Institutes of Health lab where scientists are developing a leading Ebola vaccine candidate Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama called on Congress to approve $6 billion in spending on relief efforts in Africa and research...
  • New advance planning initiative kicks off in Virginia

    On Monday, the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Eastern Virginia announced the launch of its "As You Wish" campaign, an initiative to increase the number of people signing advance directives for health care. The coalition includes the area's major...
  • Bluewater Warriors shares the joy of being on the water

    Bluewater Warriors shares the joy of being on the water
    For many injured military veterans, being able to go boating is a treasured experience. There are organizations and individuals that take vets out on the water, but Karen and Andrew Grego of Bluewater Warriors have gone to extremes. With help from...
  • Profectus gets more investment for Ebola vaccine, from U.S. Army

    Profectus gets more investment for Ebola vaccine, from U.S. Army
    The U.S. Army is giving Profectus BioSciences $8.5 million to put toward human trials of the Ebola virus vaccine, bringing the Baltimore biotechnology company's fundraising total for the project to more than $17 million in a matter of days. Profectus had...
  • Speed a factor in motorcycle crash that killed Gloucester man, Virginia State Police say

    A 53-year-old man died in a motorcycle accident in Gloucester County Tuesday night, according to Virgina State Police. Officials received a report about the accident on Route 17 at Main Street just after 10 p.m., according to Virginia State Police...
  • Which Peninsula ER is best for your emergency?

    Which Peninsula ER is best for your emergency?
    When Mary Nichols couldn't rouse her mother from a deep sleep, she called an ambulance. Smithfield rescue personnel, after learning that Betty Ann Edwards, 82, had possible stroke symptoms the night before, followed the book. Rather than airlift her via...
  • Hyde: Veterans Day a time for sports to celebrate real heroes

    Hyde: Veterans Day a time for sports to celebrate real heroes
    The last time Cedric King saw his legs, he was in a shoot-out with the Taliban in Afghanistan. This was more than two years ago, and somewhere in the fire fight he stepped on what the military calls an, "improvised explosive device." "A home-made bomb, a...
  • Riverside hospitals earn "Top Performer" kudos from Joint Commission

    Riverside hospitals earn "Top Performer" kudos from Joint Commission
      On Thursday, Riverside reported that five of its hospitals have been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting body for health care organizations across America. Riverside Regional Medical Center...
  • Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola flying to U.S. identified

    Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola flying to U.S. identified
    A Sierra Leonean doctor sick with Ebola is expected to depart the West African country on Friday night to fly to the United States for treatment and be reunited with his American wife, according to the doctor's church and employer. Dr. Martin Salia, 44,...
  • Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month

    Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month
    An unusual request recently appeared in classifieds and on campus bulletin boards — Wanted: Baltimore-area volunteers to test a vaccine for the Ebola virus. The response was overwhelming, said Kirsten Lyke, an associate professor at the University...
  • Disabled veteran says of his new home: 'We couldn't say thank you enough'

    Disabled veteran says of his new home: 'We couldn't say thank you enough'
    When retired Staff Sgt. Brian Mast was handed the keys to his new Parkland home, he felt an independence he had not experienced since before losing his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan. On Saturday — about a week after moving into a house...