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  • Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician

    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician
    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, a physician who was a familiar and comforting presence to his West Baltimore patients for decades, died Aug. 3 of multiple myeloma at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 91. "We were colleagues on the medical staff at...
  • Reader feedback for August 13: Courthouse alert, Suffolk lottery winner, Hampton VA training

    Newport News courthouses on alert after threat Newport News courthouses were on high alert Tuesday after a threat was made, according to a sheriff's office spokeswoman. The sheriff's office spokeswoman would not provide specific details. The alert...
  • Hampton VA Medical Center beefs up training after audit

    Hampton VA Medical Center beefs up training after audit
    — The Hampton VA Medical Center has worked to aggressively train its appointment schedulers after an internal audit showed only 50 percent of those surveyed knew the correct way to enter key information into the system. Michael Dunfee, the center'...
  • Washington is pouring money on the VA scandal. Now, who'll get fired?

    Washington is pouring money on the VA scandal. Now, who'll get fired?
    We all know how Washington crises usually unfold. A problem erupts. Politicians trample each other to express outrage and allocate blame. Scapegoats are sacrificed, legislation emerges and money gets appropriated. And then the issue fades from view....
  • Did leadership by 'bold goals' spark vet wait-time crisis?

    Until he resigned in May, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki led his department of more than 350,000 employees for five years by setting "bold goals" that looked impossible to achieve but that he knew, from his Army years, could inspire better performance and,...
  • No matter the cost, veterans deserve care

    To the editor: The "temporary VA fix" must, not could, be permanent as a floor for what we do for our veterans sent to fight ridiculous wars for ridiculous reasons, using ridiculous strategies with ridiculous and tragic results. ("Lawmakers' costly plan...
  • New VA secretary addresses veterans groups for first time

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke Saturday at the National Disabled American Veterans convention in Las Vegas, his first such address to vets since taking over the agency last month. “Over these next several months, I am going to...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Obama signs $16.3-billion VA bill, calls mismanagement 'outrageous'

    President Obama signed a $16.3 billion measure Thursday intended to clear the backlog of U.S. military veterans seeking care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. The new law represent an unusually rapid response, and a rare increase...
  • Howard County health digest

    Meditation in motion Qigong, the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate, will be instructed by Bridget Hughes, from 11 a.m to noon, Aug. 11 and 18. Cost $15 per class....
  • Lawmakers' costly plan to fix Veterans Affairs is temporary, or not

    When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it. The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...