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Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

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  • Hampton Roads hospitals face cuts for charity care

    Hampton Roads hospitals face cuts for charity care
    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...
  • Visitors to Peninsula health facilities urged to wear masks

    Visitors to Peninsula health facilities urged to wear masks
    The flu arrived earlier this year and it has been at peak activity for 6 weeks, twice as long as last year's season in Virginia. Area health professionals continue to urge people to get vaccinated. The rapid increase in cases of influenza-like illnesses...
  • Hampton Roads musicians contribute tracks to fundraising project for CHKD

    Hampton Roads musicians contribute tracks to fundraising project for CHKD
    In my continuing efforts to catch you up on news that almost got lost in the holiday shuffle, today I'm reporting on a CD called "Sounds of the 757," which features Hampton Roads musicians playing, singing and rapping for a good cause. The project...
  • Be a good household nutrition director

    Be a good household nutrition director
    In many households, one person is in charge of food shopping. That person has lots of power. "They lay the groundwork for healthy eating habits," says registered nurse Babs Benson, director of the weight management program at Children's Hospital of the...
  • CHKD offers lower-dose CT scanner

    CHKD offers lower-dose CT scanner
    Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters installed a new CT scanner that creates  high-resolution images at unprecedented speeds and uses just a fraction of the radiation required by scanners available in most settings, the hospital said in a news...
  • CHKD, Anthem stalemate may be costly for patients

    CHKD, Anthem stalemate may be costly for patients
    NORFOLK — Fifty thousand or more Anthem-insured families seeking care at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters and its medical practices are looking at the possibility of losing "in-network" coverage effective June 1. Negotiations over...
  • Hampton Roads Health: Peninsula community groups tackle issue of childhood obesity

    Hampton Roads Health: Peninsula community groups tackle issue of childhood obesity
    Childhood obesity is everyone's problem. The chronic diseases it causes and the health costs it incurs impact society at large. This year Michelle Obama launched a campaign, "Let's Move," targeting the issue and pledging to end childhood obesity within...
  • Hampton Roads health: 'Childhood obesity is the country's #1 health problem'

    Hampton Roads health: 'Childhood obesity is the country's #1 health problem'
    Many of today's pediatricians never learned about Diabetes 2 as a childhood disease in medical school. That's because it didn't exist. Now it's a diagnosis they hand out more and more often. "It shouldn't show up until your 60s or 70s," says Donald Lewis,...
  • Obesity

    NOT FOR PUBLICATION "Combating obesity is the #1 health care problem for U.S. children," says Donald Lewis, chair of pediatrics at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. "A life expectancy shorter than their parents should stop people in their...
  • Gloucester girl was penned in a darkened room, neighbors say

    Gloucester girl was penned in a darkened room, neighbors say
    GLOUCESTER — She was a tiny girl with blond hair, so small that a sheriff's deputy was cradling her in one arm like she was a young toddler, even though authorities believe she is 5 or 6 years old. She was wearing a diaper and a T-shirt, the hair...
  • Details emerge about accused Gloucester couple

    The image is grainy and the audio isn't clear, but what's happening is unmistakable. Brian Gore had just proposed to his girlfriend, Shannon N. Smith, at a crowded restaurant. She covered her mouth and nose with her hands as cameras flashed. She took the...
  • Caged girl's mom crawled into ceiling, left purse

    The mother of an emaciated girl found living in a makeshift cage climbed into the drop ceiling of the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital emergency room on April 29 and left behind her purse. Her purse wasn't recovered until May 4, according to search warrant...