| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Low income Virginians who could gain coverage if the state expands Medicaid are probably not as sick as state government number-crunchers first thought, new cost estimates from the Department of Medical Assistance Services suggest.
In fact, the 10-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Dr. John M. Freeman, a longtime Johns Hopkins University pediatric neurologist and medical ethicist who was known as an expert in pediatric epilepsy, died Jan. 3 of cardiovascular disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 80.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn will not be making his annual holiday trip to Germany to visit injured veterans this year, instead opting to visit troops closer to home.
The Democratic governor said today that he plans to depart Thursday night to visit with wounded...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:54 PM
In the embrace of loyal supporters at twin Beverly Hills fundraisers, President Obama on Monday night defended his troubled healthcare plan and cast his administration as one that has defended “those ideas that built this country.”
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Let's talk Christmas. Specifically Christmas shopping. We can't avoid it as the dreaded -- or beloved, depending on your point of view -- "Black Friday" looms.
Before you blow all of your money, or any of your money for that matter, consider...
| Nov 11, 2013
Curious about your cholesterol level? Could you be pregnant? Is your blood glucose stable?
The answers to these questions are just a lab test away. And you don't have to go to your doctor to get them. For several years now, both Riverside Health...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON — Speaking today on behalf of his "fellow broken people," Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, urged the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled.
Kirk, who is retired from the Navy Reserve,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:15 AM
When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat.
Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Rep. Bill Young, 82, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, died Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been for nearly two...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:53 PM
They had strapped on gloves, donned helmets, grabbed their lacrosse sticks and lobbed balls around the gym in preparation for a scrimmage. And then they got one key piece of instruction:
It's better to throw the ball over a teammate's head than at his...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- C.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, said he will retire at the end of his current term.
The Florida Republican disclosed his plans in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, during which he also said tea party...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Last week, the Pentagon marked the official end to the war in Iraq with a brief ceremony in a secure part of the Baghdad airport - helicopters hovering protectively overhead.
Although Defense Secretary Leon Panetta later declared that the cost paid by...