| Oct 18, 2014
Good dental health is inextricably entwined with overall health and well being. Local groups are ensuring that everyone has access to care.
Earlier this month the Community Free Clinic in Newport News joined with Newport News Links Inc. and the...
| Sep 27, 2014
Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:16 PM
OK, so we're leaving you with a few bills to pay.
But as we baby boomers hit retirement, keep in mind you millennials also have thrown us some curveballs. So before we fade away, here's some advice on how to live better lives.
Oh, you can ignore us if...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Hey America, we're living longer than ever. Life expectancy in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, with the average American topping out at 78.8 years in 2012, according to research released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Orlando International Airport paramedics examined a sick passenger on an incoming Southwest Airlines flight from Houston earlier this afternoon, but he was not suffering from Ebola.
The passenger, who was not named, had visited Kenya in August,...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was a novel virus whose early symptoms could easily be mistaken for a dozen other common afflictions. With no treatment or vaccine in hand, it bubbled up — and quickly mushroomed — in a group of poor, populous countries.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The Sept. 1 letter, "Vaccinations are not always necessary," is filled with false information that will harm your readers.
The author states, "Studies show that adults who get flu shots five years in a row increase their risk of Alzheimer's by 1000...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Researchers offered two starkly differing forecasts for the future of West Africa on Tuesday, estimating that the Ebola epidemic could either be snuffed out by the end of January, or swell to more than 1.4 million cases, depending on the world’s...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
An American doctor who is recovering from Ebola at a Nebraska hospital got an experimental Canadian drug as part of his treatment, hospital officials disclosed this week.
Dr. Rick Sacra started receiving TKM-Ebola, manufactured by Canadian drug firm ...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:13 PM
With a series of embarrassing accidents in its wake, the $37.1-billion cruise industry was looking forward to a strong booking season this winter. Instead, cruise operators are facing the same crisis that has shaken the airline industry: Ebola....