| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Stephanie Seaman earned bracket MVP honors Saturday as Williamsburg Christian Academy (14-0) won its division of the Ronald Curry/Boo Williams Christmas Classic, defeating Holton-Arms (Md.) 58-45 at the Boo Williams Sportsplex.
Seaman had 12 points in...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Mental health workers had six hours to find a suitable psychiatric bed for Gus Deeds, the mentally ill son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds, being held under an emergency custody order for evaluation. When the ECO time elapsed before Rockbridge County Community...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:45 AM
He could hear the crunch of bone on bone. Every step reminded him of a multitude of youthful injuries from playing football and basketball. A year ago, his left ankle swelled from post-traumatic arthritis. "I had a lot of sprains. It rolled real easily....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:43 PM
If you haven't eaten the leftovers from Thursday's Thanksgiving feast, then it's time to toss them, according to health and safety experts. The Virginia Department of Health recommends that after three to four days, they be eaten, discarded, or frozen....
| Oct 28, 2013
Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
| Oct 25, 2013
The effective management of chronic diseases — asthma, diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) — requires that patients adhere to prescribed drug regimens. Without access to affordable prescriptions, many end up in the...
| Oct 21, 2013
Mammography screening, the accepted "gold standard" for early detection of breast cancer has dramatically reduced the mortality rate for the number two cancer killer of women. When found at Stage 0 or 1, women have a 100 percent five-year survival rate,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:22 PM
In a microcosm of the national partisan divide over federal health care reform, popularly known as Obamacare, Virginia has put one element — the expansion of Medicaid — front and center in the political debate preceding November's election....
| Sep 21, 2013
Breast cancer screening, known as mammography, has a new tool to provide clearer, more accurate diagnoses.
While conventional mammography creates a two-dimensional image of the breast, much like an X-ray, 3-D technology allows radiologists to view the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:26 AM
When Pam Pouchot was diagnosed with parotid cancer, the Yorktown resident asked about the cost of tests and procedures to address the aggressive disease.
No one could tell her specifics, only that she would be billed through her insurance.
| Jul 20, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The Washington Redskins might not suit up for their first regular-season game for another six weeks, but with training camp set to start Thursday, football fever is here. This year is the first time the Redskins will conduct training camp in Richmond,...