Health Archive

Breast cancer survivors take to the dance floor in annual event

NORFOLK The dancers twirled, spun, kicked, dipped. Salsa, waltz, cha-cha, swing. Cheers erupted inside a makeshift ballroom at Virginia Wesleyan College on Sunday afternoon. All six women performing at the dance exhibition are breast cancer survivors, putting on a show to prove they're more capable than ever.

Gov. McAuliffe: Medicaid can be expanded at no cost to state

RICHMOND Gov. Terry McAuliffe intends to make another push for Medicaid expansion, despite intense opposition from Republicans, who retained full control of the General Assembly in elections last week.

Walgreens: Too soon to say if Rite Aid will continue to accept Tricare

Jim Pendergast switched to Rite Aid in 2012 when Walgreens stopped accepting Tricare, the health insurance program used by 9.5 million active-duty and retired members of the military and their families across the country.
Now Pendergast, a retired Marine who lives in Virginia Beach, wonders whether he's going to have to switch again when Walgreens acquires Rite Aid next year.

Virginia Beach holds 13-week program for families affected by addiction

VIRGINIA BEACH The Human Services Department is offering a free 13-week program for families affected by substance abuse, officials said Wednesday. The "Celebrating Families!" class will meet every Wednesday starting Nov. 18, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Pembroke Elementary School, 4622 Jericho Road.

Sen. Kaine introduces legislation to help prevent opioid deaths, promote Naloxone use

WASHINGTON Sen. Tim Kaine introduced a bill Thursday that aims to prevent opioid overdose deaths by encouraging doctors to co-prescribe Naloxone alongside other drugs.

EVMS selected to help reshape medical education

NORFOLK The American Medical Association announced Wednesday it has chosen Eastern Virginia Medical School as one of 20 across the country to help reshape medical education. The Norfolk school will join a consortium founded two years ago that's trying to better align education with real-world medical practices.

Nonprofit launches mustache contest for 6-year-old battling third round of cancer

SOUTH MILLS, N.C. Kaylee Rios ran to her wooden play set in the middle of the backyard with a dachshund puppy named Cooper scampering behind her, unable to keep up. She climbed to the top and back down, then ran back to the house. Cooper stumbled on his stubby legs as he tried to follow her.

Sessions to help people sign up for Affordable Care Act begin Wednesday

VIRGINIA BEACH The city's Department of Public Health will be conducting enrollment sessions to help people sign up for Affordable Care Act marketplace plans during the open enrollment period, which began Sunday and runs through Jan. 31.

Youths entering foster care in Virginia Beach will see doctors sooner

The city's Human Services Department has established a program to ensure that children entering foster care receive adequate medical and mental health checks.

Meat processor recalling 167,427 pounds of ground beef

OMAHA, Neb. A meat company based in Nebraska is recalling 167,427 pounds of ground beef that might be tainted with E. coli bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Sunday that All American Meats Inc. is recalling the meat that was sold to retailers nationwide. No illnesses have been linked to the beef.

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