| Apr 22, 2011
| 9:21 PM
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) has introduced a bill that he says would strengthen laws that require parents' written consent before a school can let students out early for confidential medical procedures or to teach them about sex, gender and...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their 3rd annual County Health Rankings on Tuesday morning.
In Virginia, out of 131 localities ranked, three in the region landed in the top 10:...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Is York County the Peninsula's healthiest county? Out of 131 Virginia communities ranked on a report card of local health, three in the region ranked in the top 10: York County (5), James City County (7) and Mathews (10); Hampton came in the middle of the...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Rape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. Of every 100 rapes nationwide, 46 are reported, 12 lead to arrests and three result in prison sentences.
To improve those odds, advocates are encouraging more nurses to receive the training to give a...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:35 AM
On February 18, 2012, Concerned Citizens for Community Excellence, Sister to Sister in conjunction with Senator Mamie E. Locke will be having their Spring Health Fair. This will be held at the Hampton Roads Boys & Girls Club, 629 Hampton Avenue, Newport...
| Jan 13, 2012
The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:40 AM
This super dominant dude has been all into me the last couple days. He has a primary partner/girlfriend, and has been chatting me up/calling me/texting me. So we get down to the STD conversation, and turns out he won't play with me, not because I have...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Church officials and other religious-based groups are gearing up to fight an order by the Obama administration that they include birth control in employee health plans — a requirement some say could threaten the protection of other moral beliefs and...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision this week to overrule the Food and Drug Administration commissioner and refuse to authorize girls under age 17 to have over-the-counter access to the emergency contraceptive pill known as...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 8:15 AM
If a girl 16 or younger has had vaginal intercourse, she's been raped ("Plan B is overruled," Dec. 9). Few states allow marriage or consensual sex under the age of 17. Do we really want such a girl, afraid that she may become pregnant, to take her...