| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott ordered an investigation into cost-overruns at the state's agency for the disabled Tuesday, saying he wanted more information on ongoing deficits as it grapples with the soaring health-care costs of thousands of...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:10 PM
It is the bottom line when it comes to California’s economy, and it’s long - out the door and around the building, down one hall, through one room, then down another hall. The thousands who queued for the chance to apply for work Wednesday are...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 9:36 AM
Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breast-feeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore,...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 2:39 AM
Virginia ranked 48th, or third from the bottom, among states for providing all needed support services to families of special-needs children, according to a report released Tuesday.
The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation headquartered in New York...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Disney's Animal Kingdom is working on a tiny mystery.
Lilly, a western lowland gorilla born at the theme park last year, is very small. She weighs just 10 pounds, less than half of what a gorilla her age should weigh.
Disney's Animal Programs team...
| Jan 13, 2011
For Jason and Hollie Costa, falling in love with feisty 5-year-old Daeonna Smith was the easy part. Deciding whether to parent a child with special needs, however, tested their resolve.
The Columbia couple didn't know anything about spina bifida, the...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 2:06 PM
An internship is commonly thought of as an opportunity to get some practical training. During her internship at the REACH Cold Weather Shelter, Jill Parker got plenty of that.
But more striking than what she got from her internship is what she gave...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 3:53 PM
JULY 25, 1922-MARCH 9, 2011
Mr. Ray Kyle Horchner, 88, of Little Hayden Circle and formerly of 21919 Martin Circle, both in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Western Maryland Hospital Center, Hagerstown.
Born July 25, 1922, in...
| Mar 14, 2011
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is helping hospitals and pediatric practices statewide to ensure children with limited mobility and other special health-care needs can travel safely, acting Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E., said....
| Apr 21, 2011
Would adopting the diet our caveman ancestors supposedly ate allow modern-day Americans live longer, healthier lives?
Proponents of the Paleo diet (for Paleolithic) say that meals packed with fresh fruits and vegetables and heavy doses of lean...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 11:54 AM
What if your child was only given a 50 - 50 chance of living? Two parents in Buena Vista faced that very real possibility when their daughter was born with a birth defect after a healthy pregnancy.
While many people have heard of Muscular Dystrophy,...