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Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

WASHINGTON Famous people don't often get involved with Medicare payment policy, but a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and a former U.S. senator who lost a leg in wartime service have joined an industry campaign to block new requirements for artificial legs and feet.

"Fruits N' Veggies" campaign launches mobile market in Norfolk

NORFOLK "Caution. Baby carrots on board." So read the back of a van Wednesday at the YMCA on Granby Street for the launch of the FNV — or "fruits 'n' veggies" — mobile market. The market will travel around Norfolk and will include cooking demonstrations and live music.

Service at EVMS honors father of in-vitro fertilization

Friends, family, scientists and doctors came from across the country Tuesday to pay homage to medical pioneer Dr. Howard W. Jones Jr., a man best known for working side by side with his wife to produce the country's first in-vitro fertilization baby.

Chesapeake residents urged to be cautious after fox attacks women

CHESAPEAKE Health officials are alerting residents about a fox that attacked several women in the Deep Creek/Grassfield area of the city and want to hear from anyone else who might have been a victim. The attack occurred Saturday evening on Cheslie Arch, according to a release from the Chesapeake Health Department. Those who were attacked have been treated in case the fox is rabid.

Norfolk offers back-to-school immunizations

The Norfolk Department of Public Health is offering free back-to-school immunizations for kindergartners and sixth-graders. The clinics are offered Monday through Friday at two locations: Norfolk Department of Public Health's main office, 830 Southampton Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Little Creek Multi-Service Center, 207 E. Little Creek Road, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Health advisory issued after fecal coliform found in Virginia creek

PETERSBURG A health advisory has been issued for a creek in Dinwiddie County because of fecal coliform. The Crater Health District advisory says residents should avoid contact with a section of Stony Creek from Route 1 to Courthouse Road. The advisory applies to recreational activities as well as consumption of water from the creek.

Photos | Protest at Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood facility
Special ed advocates to hold workshop for parents, caregivers

CHESAPEAKE Special education advocates will hold a workshop Saturday to help parents and caregivers better advocate for children with special needs. The Building Bridges workshop will include sessions on: -- “Restraints and Seclusions in Virginia” with Heather Luke, whose son was injured four years ago while being restrained at a regional school.

Chesapeake gym puts its weight behind cancer victim

A Great Bridge gym and a community fundraising group are banding together Aug. 29 to support Scott DeCoste. Is he a prominent resident? Corporate CEO? Influential politician? Local celebrity? None of the above. The 49-year-old Great Bridge resident is simply a "nice guy," a good friend and dedicated family man.

Swimming advisory lifted for Dam Neck North in Virginia Beach

The Virginia Department of Health has lifted a swimming advisory at Dam Neck North after tests showed bacteria levels were back within state water quality standards.
The department tweeted the advisory Wednesday afternoon based on a sample taken Tuesday. Today, they tweeted an update. 

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