Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot even from Fairfax to Loudoun.
It costs more to get a colonoscopy or a CT scan in Fairfax than it does in Loudoun County. And if you live in Fairfax County, you're probably paying more than your Loudoun neighbors for mammograms and MRIs, too. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. These regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote earlier this month, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a series of procedures in hospitals across the country. In the DC metro area a colonoscopy can run anywhere from $1,800 to $7,300, depending on where you go. The averages …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Across Patch's network of 900 sites, people felt the effect of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
On mobile? You can see a scrollable, full-screen view of the map here. The impact Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon could be felt across the country, touching communities in Virginia and all across the country. The Boston Marathon is a national and international event, drawing participants and spectators from far away. When the bombs went off, they reverberated among families, friends and people who joined vigils honoring the victims. To illustrate the reach of this story, we've created this interactive map which displays Patch sites that wrote stories about local people touched by the attack. Each marker on the map is clickable and includes the name of the local person connected to the story and a link to …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Photos from the Virginia Inaugural Ball on Sunday in Arlington.
This year's Virginia Inaugural Ball was Sunday night at the Westin Arlington Gateway. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe and an estimated 1,100 others attended. [Full story: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic'] The Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee hosted the event.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
See photos from President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
Upload your photos from the Inauguration Day parade and they will be featured in this photo gallery. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" and add a caption.
See photos from other local residents attending the 2013 presidential inauguration Monday. Are you going to be in downtown D.C.? Upload your photos here, too!
Upload your photos from Inauguration Day and they will be featured in this post. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" and add a caption. Also, tell us about your inauguration experience in the comments section below!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
How to get around Washington on Inauguration Day, including Metro rail, bus, driving, biking and walking.
Click on each transportation mode above to reveal more information and links to resources about each. For additional District and Maryland transportation information, click here.