| Oct 1, 2011
| 10:00 PM
No more shopping at Lane Bryant for Tanya Killmon.
Five months after undergoing weight-loss surgery, Killmon had lost 87 pounds. No longer did she need to shop at stores for plus-size women.
"Shopping, that's amazing now," the 29-year-old Newport News...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Sniffling, sneezing, runny nose? Most likely it's the common cold and not the flu. Area health services report that the numbers of people presenting with "influenza-like illnesses" are running true to form for the time of the year when the viruses...
| May 16, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Suspect abuse or need help?
Here are agencies that can help if you suspect child abuse, or if you're a parent and you're feeling ovewhelmed:
•Virginia Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 1-800-552-7096 toll-free 24/7; 1-804-786-8536; or go to http://www....
| May 15, 2011
| 8:23 AM
The Bon Secours Care-A-Van is a mobile medical unit that travels throughout Hampton Roads providing health care to adults and children who are uninsured.
All services are free, but donations are welcome. It provides general medical care -- treatment...
| May 23, 2011
| 8:27 AM
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital will offer 1-2-3 Magic, a video-based positive discipline technique program. This four-week program teaches parents how to correct negative behavior in children 2 to 12 years old, while encouraging positive behavior....
| May 31, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Dr. Edward Skillen, D.O., a clinical cardiologist affiliated with Bon Secours Hampton Roads, suggests these three steps to improve your heart health:
1. Follow a plant-based diet as much as possible – with no animal protein.
-For breakfast, skip...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Thanks to overwhelming medical evidence of the important development that takes place in a baby's brain and lungs during the last few weeks of gestation, most area hospitals have changed their policies on early elective deliveries.
The change was...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:02 AM
A few Hampton Roads doctors' offices are transforming themselves into patient-centered medical homes.
And that means more than just replacing outdated waiting-room magazines.
The concept of establishing "medical homes" emerged in the health-care...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Bon Secours Hampton Roads is the latest to add PET/CT scanning to their arsenal in the fight for cancer survival.
The combined imaging system results in faster and more accurate assessments for individuals undergoing cancer treatment. PET/CT scanners...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Have you been told (or have you noticed) that you stop breathing or gasp during sleep? Do you snore three or more nights a week? Then you might be at risk for sleep apnea, according to Bon Secours Hampton Roads free sleep apnea risk assessment.