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    What a week — the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital; EnterovirusD68, a respiratory virus that has hospitalized thousands of children across the country, was confirmed in Hampton Roads; and local health providers and the Virginia Department of Health reported delays in receiving the flu vaccine. Is there any good news out there? Dementia caregiver grant Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health is one of two sites in Virginia to share in a $441,131, three-year grant from the federal Administration for Community Living. The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services funneled the money to the Williamsburg...

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    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Do you have any old or expired medications you’d like to get rid of? Saturday, April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Participating cities are giving people a chance to properly dispose of any unwanted,...

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    AKRON, Ohio — "It will make you stronger.""You're going to lose your hair?""My friend had cancer 10 years ago, and they did this treatment and she was a hot mess." View/Submit Comments for this story It seems even people with the best intentions sometimes say the worst things possible when a friend or family member faces a cancer diagnosis. Or sometimes they simply disappear, unsure what to say or do. With arrival of October comes plenty of pink on everything everywhere as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So what better time to raise awareness about what's helpful and what's not when a friend, family member or acquaintance has cancer? For many patients, just having someone...

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    A new Goodwill store will open in Newport News on Thursday, Sept. 11. The store, located at the intersection of Warwick Boulevard and London Place Road, will celebrate the...

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    A report on the financial status of hospitals in Virginia by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, released Wednesday, was timed to coincide with the state's upcoming Medicaid debate. "The financial health of the hospitals has become an issue because the hospitals have weighed in on the Medicaid expansion debate saying they need these federal dollars," wrote Michael Thompson, president of the institute, an active Republican, and author of the report. "They're just interesting figures." The report's numbers, drawn from the Virginia Health Information website (www.vhi.org) for fiscal...

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    NEWPORT NEWS — Apparently, Newport News shoppers love a deal. Forty people waited in line for the new Goodwill store on Warwick Boulevard to open its doors at 9 a.m. Thursday. Customers didn't take long to load their shopping carts as staff outside directed the traffic quickly filling the parking lot. The 16,000-square-foot store, located at the former Bowditch collision repair center at 11061 Warwick Blvd., was built with an investment of more than $3 million...

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    •In today's (Oct. 3) paper, Page 10, under State, I think the Daily Press needed to put some additional comment, either preceding or following the Washington Post article. This should never have occurred under State. Yes, people in Virginia are interested in what happens in Maryland and D.C., but this article needed your editorial note if it was going to go under the State section under the headline "New state laws" and also "A new law in Virginia." This clearly was a confusing article with those headlines, as it was difficult to determine what was applying to Maryland and what was applying to D.C., and a few very limited references to anything in...

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    Senior living column •Starr Mayer's column about the additional toll on caregivers really hits the bull's-eye, and I think every caregiver can identify with the points she made in this article. Accolades to her for doing such a good job. Editor: I'm glad you enjoyed the YourTime column on senior living. Starr...

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    Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters has opened a new Health Center in Hampton to provide specialized pediatric care, including lab work, X-rays and sports injury rehab. The center brings physical, occupational and speech therapy and sports medicine physical therapy to patients on the Peninsula. No appointments are necessary for X-rays (757-668-4505) and labs (757-668-4503), but a physician's referral is required. Hampton (Hampton, Virginia) Bon Secours IHOP Corporation Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Newport News (Newport News, Virginia) Sentara Lung Cancer For other...

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    Navy christens sub named after John Warner The Navy christened the submarine John Warner on Saturday in a star-spangled ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding that honored the elder statesman of Virginia politics and included a...

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    Goodwill to open Sept. 11 A new Goodwill store will open in Newport News on Sept. 11. The store, located at the intersection of Warwick Boulevard and London Place Road, will celebrate the grand opening with a series of giveaways during a period of three days. The new location will begin taking donations on Sept. 8. • Jules...

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    It's not too early for the seasonal flu shot. On Saturday, Sept. 27, Bon Secours Hampton Roads will offer the vaccinations free of charge to adults and children while supplies last. "Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Day" will have four locations in an effort to make flu shots more accessible and increase compliance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regulations, according to the local health system. The flu shots, administered by registered medical practitioners, will be available between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the following locations: •Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport...

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    More than 100 Bon Secours employees volunteered their time on Saturday morning, Sept. 27, to give out 2002 free flu shots to the Hampton Roads community. This is the second year that...

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    Bon Secours Hampton Roads has declared Saturday, Sept. 27, as “Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Day.” To make flu shots more accessible and increase compliance with Center for Disease Control and Prevention regulations, the local health system is continuing the tradition of...

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    Bon Secours Hampton Roads will give away hundreds of FREE flu shots part of Drive-Through Flu Shot Day. Up to 500 flu shots are available at each location in Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News and Portsmouth. This is the second year that the shots...

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    About the Your Pix images •Guido, Smithfield: I'm commenting on Saturday's Your Pix. It would have been nice to include a picture of the kid's head and arms in the picture. Frankly, in my view, the quality of the pictures has gone downhill ... I would strongly suggest getting someone with some knowledge of photography to look at the...

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    Where's the Goodwill? •I'm calling about the article in Sunday's paper referencing the Goodwill store that's going to be on Warwick Boulevard. You listed it as Warwick Boulevard and London Place Road. I Googled and there's no such street. 11604 Warwick Blvd. is the woods, just...

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    When Mary Nichols couldn't rouse her mother from a deep sleep, she called an ambulance. Smithfield rescue personnel, after learning that Betty Ann Edwards, 82, had possible stroke symptoms the night before, followed the book. Rather than airlift her via helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and its Level 1 Trauma Center care, the ambulance took her to the closest facility, Sentara Obici in Suffolk, about 20 minutes away. Obici is a "primary stroke center," certified by Det Norske Veritas since 2012. Sentara Healthcare switched all its facilities to the Norwegian third-party certifier a couple of years ago from the long-established U.S.-based Joint Commission, according to spokesman...

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    Newport News - Calls come in steadily: a 26-year-old pregnant woman whose contractions are three minutes apart; a 92-year-old woman recently returned from the hospital who has fallen; a motorcycle-pedestrian accident; a suspected overdose by a 34-year-old man; a five-vehicle accident with injuries. Emergency responders in southern Newport News, from City Hall to J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, respond to between 30 and...

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    What about that project? •I live in Stoneybrook Estates in Denbigh. I read an article—it's been a couple of years now—and it said right outside Stoneybrook they were supposed to do a road through the dump area, and it's supposed to go down to Jefferson Avenue. That...

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    Early detection of cancer is the best weapon in its successful treatment. Each year, 250,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men. Several health organizations are offering opportunities for free screenings and education for men and their families in the month of September....

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    Ragin trial •Shreve: Excellent coverage of the (John Ragin capital murder) trial. I would like to know if it ever came out in trial the whereabouts of Mr. Ragin's 5-year-old son while his mother and siblings were being slaughtered. Where is the child now and is he getting...

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    The People's Pharmacy •Where is the People's Pharmacy? There are many, many, many of us who depend on that. I can't believe you dropped it, and there's no message saying why it's not here. I suggest you put it back, and quickly. •Bobby, Poquoson: I'm calling about the pharmacy column. I...

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    A newly discovered asteroid the size of a house is zooming safely by Earth this weekend, and you can see live views of the space rock tonight (Sept. 6) during a series of stargazing webcasts. Tonight, the online Slooh Community Observatory will set its sights on the near-Earth asteroid 2014 RC — which Slooh nicknamed "Pitbull" — in a one-hour webcast featuring live views of the asteroid, as well as the famed Helix nebula. The 60-foot-wide (20 meters) asteroid poses no threat of hitting Earth when it makes its closest approach on Sunday (Sept. 7), NASA officials have said. Slooh's webcast will be streamed live at http://www.slooh.com at 10 p.m. EDT (7 p.m....

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    Gloucester real estate •One thing I look forward to in Saturday's Daily Press is the listed home sales in Gloucester. For the last several weeks it shows no sales reported for Gloucester. I know there are sales. Why are they missing now?...

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    The Jones Quad •Nancy, Newport News: So enjoyed the article in the DP on the "Jones Quad." How encouraging and refreshing. I remember the write-up in the paper when they were born. Best wishes and congratulations to those four young men. To the mom and dad: Job well done. Congratulations to y'all also. Editor: Staff writer...

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    Jo, Newport News: Your reporters apparently need a refresher course on the difference between after and during. The latest story tells of a man shot after a robbery attempt, implying that they tried to rob him, were unsuccessful and, therefore, then shot him. No, he was shot during the commission of a robbery, not after. And, since the robbery was successful (they took his gun, if nothing else), there is no need to use the word "attempt," is there? It is both clearer and shorter for the...

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    Teel's 30 years of greatness •Dennis, Newport News: I read on Page 10 of Sunday's paper about David Teel being inducted in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the book signing thing as well. A few weeks ago I read an old article he wrote in January about this female athletic director, the assistant...

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    NASA is making its preliminary plans to capture an asteroid, tow it back toward Earth, and insert it into lunar orbit in order to serve as a testing ground for new technology where astronauts can learn how to explore an asteroid before setting off into deep space on a mission that will take humans from a asteroid and to Mars by the mid 2030s. First on the agenda: pick an asteroid to...

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    Use of the 21-gun salute •I'm calling about a caption in the Hampton section Thursday morning on the 1981 commemoration of war dead at Hampton National Cemetery. It references a 21-gun salute. Please do not misuse this term. There is no such thing as a 21-gun salute fired by a rifle firing party. Twenty-one-gun salutes are fired by field...

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    PITTSBURGH, Pa.— Hepatitis C, a major infectious disease in the United States with 180 million cases worldwide, will likely become a rare disease by about 2036, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis. But that time period could be shortened by a decade to about 2026, according to computer modeling of factors and trends involved in infection rates. "We picked an ideal scenario one that really is ideal that assumes that all unaware patients get screening once and everyone who is infected is treated," said Mina Kabiri, a doctoral student in health services research and policy and the study's lead author. "We wanted to show what would be the...

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    A jail official in Portsmouth says a man awaiting transfer to a state mental health facility for months was found dead in his cell. The Virginian-Pilot reports 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell's...

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    Ukrainian journalists visit Editor: Two editors and a reporter from Rivne Vicherne, a newspaper located in Rivne, Ukraine, are visiting the Daily Press this week as part of a journalism exchange program. In addition to working with Daily Press editors, reporters and photographers covering,...

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    Newport News theater organist •Ed, Hampton: On the Feedback about the theaters, the organ was in the Paramount Theater. The organist's name was Gladys Lyle. She would play about a half hour before the show and played for a number of years. A wonderful experience. Thank you for your time. It's a great thing to read....

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    The DaVinci robot adopted by local hospitals has seen a plunge in sales as the manufacturer reports fewer hysterectomies and robotic procedures overall,...

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    Earth is about to have a close encounter with a house-sized asteroid on Sunday (Sept. 7), when a space rock discovered just days ago will zoom by our planet at a range closer than some satellites. But have no fear, NASA says the asteroid won't hit Earth. The asteroid 2014 RC will safely buzz Earth at 2:18 p.m. EDT (1818 GMT) on Sunday. At that time, the asteroid will pass over New Zealand and fly just inside the orbits of the geosynchronous communications and weather satellites orbiting Earth about 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the planet's surface, according to a NASA statement. That's about 10 times closer to the Earth than the moon. "Asteroid 2014 RC was...

    Newport News considers dog-tethering ordinance The revelation that Newport News is considering an ordinance to forbid or limit dog-tethering has drawn plenty of reaction. Janice Manders Powell: Totally needs to happen. Christina Bandy: I hate how people act like doggies don't have feelings and emotions. If you can't...

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    Hampton is offering a free Preparedness Day Workshop on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Northampton Community Center, 1435-A Todds Lane. Workshop participants will learn about food and water safety, home safety, first aid and hygiene, fraud and home security, planning documents and readiness kits, according to a flier from the Hampton Emergency Management Office. Although the session is free,...

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    An average 3 percent raise is a top priority that City Manager Jim Bourey has laid on the budget-writing table this year. The raise is part of an effort by the city manager to keep the city in an attractive hiring position and retain workers, according to a white paper put together by Bourey's office. In other words, in a region with seven cities and several counties, Newport News has to keep up with...

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    Local police and sheriff's departments and military installations will participate on Saturday in the U.S. Justice Department's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day initiative. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at least a dozen sites on and near the Peninsula will be set up for residents to...

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    Second time around •Jerry, Hampton: Just reading the article, looks like People Express has bit the dust a second time. How much have local governments and the airport commission lost? Editor: Great question. See today's front-page story by staff writer Diana...

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    A huge asteroid will become the largest space rock of its kind to pass closest to Earth until 2027 today (Jan. 26) when it zooms safely by Earth beyond the orbit of the moon, and you can see the space rock's flyby live online. The mountain-size asteroid 2004 BL86 will star in a live webcast at 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) by the online Slooh observatory and may even be visible to observers with binoculars or a small telescope because of its significant size – about a third of a mile wide. At its closest approach, the asteroid will be about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth and poses no danger of hitting our planet, according to NASA scientists. The Slooh webcast will be...

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    This concept image shows an astronaut preparing to take samples from the captured asteroid after it has been relocated to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system. Hundreds of rings are affixed to the asteroid capture bag, helping the astronaut carefully navigate the surface. Image released Aug. 22, 2013. Credit: NASA View full size image NASA has set up a "rapid response system" to pick the best candidates for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission. The space agency aims to use a robotic spacecraft to haul a near-Earth asteroid into a stable lunar orbit, where astronauts would visit it in the future. It's not as easy as just picking a space rock and going, however. Many...

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    NASA wants to put a lid on the latest doomsday rumors that report a huge asteroid is on its way and due to hit Earth somewhere near Puerto Rico. The rumors predict that this asteroid will wipe out much of the Americas and they offer a time table window for this humongous object to arrive. According to these bizarre rumors the asteroid will smash into earth in mid-to-late September. According to MSN News on...

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    Loving March's madness •Dennis, Newport News: I want to compliment your sports staff on the coverage of U.Va. in the basketball tournament. The team has been winning and winning and winning and winning and your sports staff has done an outstanding job on the coverage...

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    Bon Secours Virginia has given notice to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that it plans to terminate its physician and facility contracts with the insurer, effective Nov. 7. If negotiations are unsuccessful, Anthem-insured patients would have to pay out-of-network fees to use physicians and facilities that are part of the Bon Secours network. "They would still have access to our facilities but their co-payments would be increased," said Lynne Zultanky, Bon Secours Hampton Roads spokeswoman. She added that emergency care falls under an exception and would not be affected. Insurance...

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     More than 250,000 men each year in the United States are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Age and genetics are the primary risk factors in developing the disease that eventually afflicts one in six men. Incidence rates are 70 percent higher in men of African-American descent, according to Virginia Department of Health statistics, and Hampton has one of the highest rates in the state. Early detection, often before there are any symptoms, offers the best chance for effective treatment. The American Cancer Society recommends yearly...

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    Doomsday predictions claim that a rogue asteroid is scheduled to impact the Earth in September, crashing into Puerto Rico. NASA and other space agencies have been relatively quiet about the rumored incident, until now. Yahoo News shared that if the 2.5 mile wide space rock were to smash into Earth, nearly all of the Americas would be...

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    An asteroid that was only discovered 11 days ago will make its closest pass by Earth on Halloween (Oct. 31), making your holiday extra spooky. Luckily, the holiday won't also be filled with a fiery impact of the space rock, since this asteroid will safely steer clear of our planet, according to calculations from NASA scientists. See also: A huge asteroid just zoomed past Earth, but everything's fine, NBD An asteroid-hunting observatory called Pan-STARRS in Hawaii discovered the asteroid — named 2015 TB145 — 11 days ago, and the space rock looks like it will pass about...