| Jan 28, 2010
If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, what are you waiting for? The hour or so it would take is nothing compared with the time you might spend fighting the flu or something worse - like recovering from the heart attack it could trigger.
As of early...
| Jun 23, 2009
| 3:21 PM
My Sister's Keeper is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears.
Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just a...
| Jun 26, 2009
"My Sister's Keeper" is a horror movie for parents and a righteous weeper that earns its tears.
Directed with a sure, sensitive hand by Nick Cassavetes ("The Notebook"), it is an actors' showcase built on a moral dilemma. But at its most basic, it's just...
| Jul 1, 2009
Everyone's looking for ways to trim expenses now, and I've been getting a lot of questions from readers about strategies for reducing health-insurance costs. But I've also seen people make big mistakes in an attempt to save money.
Avoid the following...
| Jul 6, 2009
Access to affordable healthcare in the United States is an entitlement, a perquisite or a fantasy, depending on a seemingly arbitrary matrix of factors. Government insurance programs are available for the elderly, the permanently disabled, people with...
| Dec 14, 2009
The folks on your shopping list are likely an eclectic mix, with various interests and opinions and points of view. But all of them have some interest in some aspect of health - if not their own, certainly a loved one's. By no small coincidence, the...
| Aug 21, 2009
Once summer hits, many kids want to spend all day, every day playing outside. In addition to wearing cool clothing, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, it's important to send kids outdoors with enough water to drink to avoid becoming dehydrated....
| Jul 13, 2009
Americans like to complain about the healthcare system, but they're unnerved by many of the proposals for improving it. More than 90% of those surveyed last fall by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said that healthcare costs are a threat to...
| Jul 17, 2009
| 7:10 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A swimming advisory is in place at Hilton Beach due to high bacteria levels.
Bacteria levels exceeded state water quality standards in a sample collected Wednesday at a fishing pier and small beach area in the Hilton Village area...
| Jul 20, 2009
Opponents of the main Democratic proposals for healthcare reform warn that consumers would be stopped from getting the care they need when they need it. President Obama's plan is "rationing," one political strategist blogged. It's an unrealistic...
| Aug 2, 2009
Jason Shinder's posthumous poetry collection "Stupid Hope" (Graywolf: 76 pp., $15 paper) opens with a Hindu proverb: "No disease like hope." It's a telling point of entry, for at the heart of the writing here is the tension between loss and a kind of...