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  • Improve care, lower costs

    Improve care, lower costs
    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...
  • High bacteria levels found off Hilton Beach

    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...
  • The reality of rationing

    The reality of rationing
    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...
  • 'Stupid Hope' by Jason Shinder

    'Stupid Hope' by Jason Shinder
    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...
  • Diagnosing the problem

    Legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system hasn't emerged from congressional committees, yet it has gained enough momentum for the demonization of the reform effort to start in earnest. For example, Republican strategist Karl Rove called it...
  • Focus on results, not treatments

    Alarmed by increases in healthcare costs, policymakers and insurers have adopted a series of reforms over the years -- such as price controls and HMOs -- whose savings proved to be temporary at best. With that history in mind, some experts say that the...
  • Friends rally to Kennedy's side

    Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
  • Day 2: Wife's illness was rough on assistant coach Billy Hite

    Corey Moore deserved the game ball. Or Ike Charlton. Or Shyrone Stith. They were the ringleaders of Virginia Tech's 1999 conquest of Clemson. But on that Thursday night, amid a raucous locker room, the traditional memento went to a perilously sick woman...
  • Pain Relief Options for Kids

    Pain Relief Options for Kids
    Your 5-year-old has a raging fever. Quick: Should you grab children's Tylenol, Bayer or Motrin? Most parents haven't the foggiest idea. And the recent news that high doses of acetaminophen can lead to liver damage is adding to the confusion over the...
  • Debunking Common Swine Flu Myths

    Swine flu has been on everyone's mind, and the topic of conversation for months. As a result, several myths have sprung up about this virus, myths that either exaggerate its dangers or minimize it. The truth is usually somewhere in between, and we take...
  • Protecting Your Pets from Swine Flu

    Many of us have pets that are just as much a part of the family as anyone else, and with words like "swine" and "flu" floating around so close to each other, it's only natural to wonder if this influenza outbreak might be dangerous for the non-human...