| Jan 11, 2013
As part of cost-cutting for Medicare and improved coordination of care for beneficiaries, the federal government is contracting with Accountable Care Organizations, or groups of health-care providers. The 2010 Affordable Care Act set up the framework...
| May 15, 2013
For most women, the risk of developing breast cancer over a lifetime is 12 percent. For women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, that risk multiplies to close to 87 percent. In choosing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, Hollywood star Angelina...
| Apr 26, 2013
Almost half the medical clinical trials in Virginia are taking place in Hampton Roads. Of the more than 120 privately funded active trials enrolling patients, half involve treatment for major chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease,...
| Apr 17, 2013
Orthopedic surgeons on the Peninsula have carved out a specialty in the "jiffy hip." Their teaching is now helping to spread the anterior muscle-sparing procedure for hip replacement around the country — and the world.
On Monday, thanks to the...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Virginia Health Information has released its 2012 Health Care Pricing Report, now in its fourth year. The free online report contains pricing information on common medical procedures, ranging from a mammogram to a knee replacement. It’s particularly...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Riverside, Sentara and Bon Secours health systems have all contacted patients who MAY have received drugs purchased from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in the past few months. The pharmacy is under investigation for a meningitis outbreak linked...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:16 AM
DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, the last Bon Secours Virginia hospital to go live with the ConnectCare electronic health record system, was scheduled to make the transfer on Oct. 28, 2012, but Storm Sandy had other plans. The transfer is now scheduled...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Hampton Roads Regional Jail houses several hundred inmates who have been diagnosed with mental illness. They include men and women, those who've committed "nuisance" crimes, such as trespassing, and those convicted of felonies, including assault.
| Feb 17, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS — When a disembodied voice in his Newport News home announces it's time to take his vital signs, Ron Day and his wife, Carol, head upstairs from the living room to a bedroom equipped with a remote monitoring device.
Ronald, a 73-year-...
| Feb 18, 2013
Location, location, location: Its importance can't be underestimated for orthopedic surgeon Anthony Carter, former chief of surgery and director of adult reconstruction at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News. The first in Hampton Roads to...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:43 AM
Representatives of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. and Riverside Regional Medical Center rolled up their sleeves and put their diaper-changing skills to the test as they kicked off the Diaper Change diaper drive on June...