| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Health-care providers and patients had a wide range of reactions Thursday to the Supreme Court upholding key elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Some applauded the promise of wider access to health care, others cautioned about the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:20 AM
HOMICIDES IN HAMPTON ROADS in 2012
1. Jan. 6--Bobby Jackson (30, Newport News) found shot to death at the intersection of 32nd Street and Salters Street. Police have identified Marvin Hunt (37, Newport News) and Gregory Jones (37, Newport...
| Sep 6, 2012
Two years ago, in September 2010, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute treated its first patient for prostate cancer. After years of planning and seed money from local, state and federal sources, HUPTI, a $225 million project — the...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:34 AM
"Hush, little baby, don't you cry."
Calming techniques for colicky babies, as popularized by Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician to the stars, have now been shown to reduce pain measurably in infants receiving routine vaccinations at 2 months and 4 months.
| Dec 6, 2012
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Doctors can see more patients and provide better quality care with better outcomes and greater satisfaction on both sides if they follow a team care model. That's the message that family practitioner Peter Anderson...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:23 PM
HAMPTON — Joanna "Jojo" Sibert lolls on her mother's lap, her body pressed into its contours. She lets one leg drop to the side, the only departure from an otherwise seamless melding of the two. A soft Mona-Lisa smile flickers across her face as her...
| Apr 1, 2013
An unusually cool March has kept seasonal allergy sufferers in Hampton Roads indoors, out of the line of fire of springtime pollen — and breathing easier because of it.
But the word from climate scientists and allergists is to enjoy it while it...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The expression used to be “had his bell rung.” That was a dismissive way of explaining a concussion.
With a seemingly endless list of horror stories showing up in the national media, the hazards of brain injuries are being taken more...
| May 16, 2013
One in 110 children is now diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. The numbers have grown to the point where "everyone knows someone affected" by the neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by communication problems and repetitive behaviors,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Every Monday and Thursday a truck brings goods from Target to the new Goodwill facility in Hampton.
Serious thrift store shoppers know that when the items with pink tags hit the retail floor, they won't last long.
"This will sell today," says Darick...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The flu arrived earlier this year and it has been at peak activity for 6 weeks, twice as long as last year's season in Virginia. Area health professionals continue to urge people to get vaccinated.
The rapid increase in cases of influenza-like illnesses...