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Eye doctors offer opportunity for free surgery

Surgeons with Virginia Eye Consultants will provide free procedures for people who are uninsured, under-insured or don't have the means to pay.

Community celebrates opening of renovated Cayce Hospital

This story has been updated to include a clarification: The organization has raised $24 million, $6 million of which is for capital projects. ____

VIRGINIA BEACH Here's a little secret about the newly renovated Cayce Hospital building on 67th Street: There's a special seat in the south corner of the second floor porch. "It has a perfect view of the ocean," Celia Presley said.

Hospitals see rise in demand for knee replacements

NORFOLK The patient is wheeled in just before 7:30 a.m. Her eyes are closed, but she's awake. Two surgical assistants and a nurse hoist her onto the operating table and hook her up to a machine that begins to beep. A nurse anesthetist murmurs soft words: "Big deep breaths, my dear. Big, big, big deep breaths."

Free-lunch program for kids extends to summer

Children can receive free breakfast and lunch meals, such as those offered during the regular school year, during the summer.

State wants pilot drug program in Virginia Beach

Honesty Liller had been drinking and taking pills all day when she decided to snort heroin at a house party. Soon she lay on a bed in the throes of an overdose. Her lips turned blue. Dying breaths rattled her lungs. At the party downstairs, no one wanted to call for help, for fear of alerting authorities. A friend she called before passing out showed up and dialed 911.

Students who get free meals eligible in summer, too

Children who receive free breakfast and lunch school-based meals during the school year can also receive them during the summer. The Summer Food Service Program is available to eligible children 18 years and younger.

After years of attempts, parenthood at last for couple

When Candace and Chris Wohl decided a few years ago to stop keeping their infertility problem a secret, they didn't mess around. They blogged about it. They tweeted. They Facebooked, Pinterested and set up a GoFundMe site to raise money to keep trying to have a baby.

Medical scribes keep notes so doctors don't have to

SUFFOLK Around 10:30 a.m., the pace picked up at Sentara BelleHarbour’s emergency department. A 60-year-old woman from Chesapeake needed an abscess drained in exam room 14. A 71-year-old woman from Suffolk suffered from chest pain in room 7. In room 2, a 25-year-old Smithfield woman wanted her knee examined after a fall at a supermarket.

FDA clears device that lets paraplegics walk again

A device designed by a quadriplegic Israeli entrepreneur to increase his own mobility, and in use already to get wounded U.S. military personnel up and walking again, has won clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for broad marketing in the United States.

South Hampton Roads lawmakers' take on VA care

Hampton Roads' congressional delegation, who all favor the VA overhaul, commented Thursday about the bill's status and the financing debate:

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