Saturday, July 20, 2024

ICYMI: Hearing the call in a different way, Want to ‘Adopt-An-Airman?, The life of a vet, Taking a new approach to educating

Check out the stories people were talking about in this week’s ‘In Case You Missed It.’

Her goal is always to brighten people’s days

Melanie Paul is deaf. She lost her hearing at age 12, after misdiagnosed antibiotics irreparably damaged her inner ear over a single summer. The Hampton woman has never let that stop her. READ MORE.

Making them feel welcome

Adopt-An-Airman, which officially launched in November 2015, provides airmen a home-away-from-home during their first enlistment in the military. The program has accommodated about 120 military personnel in its three years. READ MORE.

 Answering the call of the wild

Brianne Phillips’ patients include a groundhog with heart disease, a coyote with seasonal allergies, fish with skin lesions and aging birds with cataracts. READ MORE.

A different use of live streaming

Dr. Anthony Carter instructs nationally and internationally on total hip replacements using the muscle-sparing anterior approach and he is currently pioneering the technique for hip resurfacing using the same muscle-sparing anterior approach. READ MORE.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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