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2008-08-01 03:00:35

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 1--When St. Francis Medical Center in 2006 started offering a 30-minute guarantee to be seen in the emergency room, it was physicians like Joshua Rogers who helped make that happen.

2008-07-29 09:00:00

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 29--Chanel Carter, 11, hadn't thought much about it before, but being a doctor might be cool. She decided that after spending a week at a health careers camp at Richmond Community Hospital.

2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 27--Hospitals in central Virginia are providing more free care, say state officials who track the amount of charity care hospitals provide.

2008-06-27 12:03:10

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 27--Because of a federal funding stipulation, Virginia is cutting by nearly half the mental-health block grant dollars available for HIV testing and prevention.

2008-06-25 09:03:32

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 25--Patients who checked their blood pressure at home with a pharmacist monitoring those readings over the Internet achieved better blood-pressure control than patients getting traditional care, research shows.

2008-06-22 09:00:30

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 22--Jamaal Williams looks like he's playing a video game as he manipulates the joystick, guiding a cursor along lines that fan out from a target on a screen. Each time the cursor meets the target, there is a low bleep.

2008-06-21 12:00:23

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 21--Seventeen teenage girls in one Massachusetts high school are pregnant at the same time, and apparently some of them made a "pregnancy pact" and wanted to raise their babies together.

2008-06-21 09:00:39

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 21--Seventeen teenage girls in one Massachusetts high school are pregnant at the same time, apparently the result of making a "pregnancy pact" and wanting to raise their babies together.

2008-06-19 09:00:00

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 19--Richmond Enhancing Access to Community Healthcare stopped operating a few months ago. It said its work -- bringing agencies together to create a coordinated system of caring for the uninsured -- had been done.

2007-03-11 07:51:20

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch Mar. 11--State health professions regulatory boards have disciplined various providers in recent weeks. A number of providers were disciplined for sexual improprieties.


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scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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