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  • Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly

    Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly
    Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget. Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation. She hung up the phone in her...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington
    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
  • Future wellness efforts may include advice based on genes

    Future wellness efforts may include advice based on genes
    As medical advances continue to deliver ever-more effective treatments for symptoms and diseases, some doctors say it's time to focus on keeping people from getting sick in the first place. In other words: Prevention needs to be the priority of the...
  • Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease

    Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cost of treating heart disease has become a key factor in decisions by U.S. cardiologists grappling with the nation's No. 1 killer. Record prices for drugs and devices, reduced reimbursement by insurance plans and the...
  • New York Mayor Bloomberg may also cure dementia

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
  • Lemurs in large social groups steal food smarter, study finds

    Lemurs in large social groups steal food smarter, study finds
    Lemurs may not be the most academically gifted of the primate family, but don’t turn your back on these sly critters. Those in larger social groups are smarter thieves, new research has found. Just as city kids have a reputation for developing...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • Orlando’s The First Academy celebrates 25 years with middle school expansion

     
    The First Academy, a Christian college-preparatory school on Bruton Boulevard in Orlando, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with plans to expand. The school, which has about 1,100 students between age 4 and 12th grade, is raising money for a major...
  • Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis

    Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis
    In the past few months, Yvonne Hysick, PACT peer specialist for the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, has helped nine clients complete advance mental health directives. All have schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, she said. Within...
  • WR Chris Taylor commits to Duke

    WR Chris Taylor commits to Duke
    North Broward Prep wide receiver Chris Taylor is going to have to acclimate to two new campuses over the next year. Taylor, the Sun Sentinel's eighth-ranked receiver and No. 32 overall player in Broward County, committed to Duke University Tuesday...
  • LCF seniors win $1,000 scholarships

    LCF seniors win $1,000 scholarships
    Eight high school seniors from La Cañada Flintridge were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship last week. The La Cañada Thursday Club lauded Matt Singelyn, Colleen Degnan, Kara Lankey, Sophia Eckerle, Liza Upton, Katharine Henry, Danielle Smith and Colby...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast: Corona del Mar

    Troy Bolus GPA: 4.5 School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11 Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...