| Feb 6, 2013
Local hospitals stand to lose millions in federal funding for uncompensated care when the Affordable Care Act's cuts in Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) reimbursements go into effect in July. The bill established the cuts based on a mandated...
| May 16, 2013
One in 110 children is now diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. The numbers have grown to the point where "everyone knows someone affected" by the neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by communication problems and repetitive behaviors,...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
For better or worse, health affects every aspect of daily life.
In 2011, we wrote about its many different angles — about individuals battling disease; about extraordinary fitness, wellness and weight-loss efforts; about the effects of illness on...
| Sep 6, 2012
Two years ago, in September 2010, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute treated its first patient for prostate cancer. After years of planning and seed money from local, state and federal sources, HUPTI, a $225 million project — the...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Medicaid enrollment in Virginia has jumped by almost 50 percent in the last 10 years — despite the state having some of the strictest eligibility criteria in the nation for the federal/state health program. Paying for it takes up a major chunk of...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:28 PM
In a meeting with the Daily Press editorial board Wednesday, Gov. Bob McDonnell answered questions about his proposed budget and priorities in the upcoming legislative session. He also aired his views on health care and its funding. These are some...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:23 PM
HAMPTON — Joanna "Jojo" Sibert lolls on her mother's lap, her body pressed into its contours. She lets one leg drop to the side, the only departure from an otherwise seamless melding of the two. A soft Mona-Lisa smile flickers across her face as her...
| Dec 6, 2012
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Doctors can see more patients and provide better quality care with better outcomes and greater satisfaction on both sides if they follow a team care model. That's the message that family practitioner Peter Anderson...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:34 AM
"Hush, little baby, don't you cry."
Calming techniques for colicky babies, as popularized by Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician to the stars, have now been shown to reduce pain measurably in infants receiving routine vaccinations at 2 months and 4 months.
| Apr 21, 2012
| 9:15 PM
"Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The Virginia Department of Health issued the following press release on Monday: Dr. John Harrington, a pediatrician and director of Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) General Academic Pediatrics, has been named a Centers for...