| Apr 26, 2014
| 1:57 PM
When the Virginia Board of Medicine summarily suspended the license of primary care physician and self-proclaimed pain management specialist Roger M. Phillips in February, it left 400 patients without care, without their medical records and without access...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The DaVinci robot adopted by local hospitals has seen a plunge in sales as the manufacturer reports fewer hysterectomies and robotic procedures overall, though gerneral surgeries using it have risen. Surgeons at Sentara Norfolk General, Riverside Regional...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:23 PM
HAMPTON — In the span of a lifetime, five months tend to go by in a blink. That is, as long as everything is right in your world.
For the Mitchells, October through March brought too many hospital trips and way too much fear. It began with a car...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Medical planning form prompts self-reflection
By Prue Salasky
Anyone who has seen the film “Amour,” a harrowing depiction of end-of-life issues, shouldn’t need to be told that they need an advance medical directive. Still, it...
| Apr 2, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe took his push for Medicaid expansion as an integral part of Virginia budget negotiations to business and health leaders in Hampton Roads on Tuesday.
At a trio of locations — the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in Norfolk,...
| Mar 18, 2014
After more than two months of being on high alert for flu activity, Hampton Roads health systems have dropped the mask advisory for people visiting their facilities.
Community masking helps to contain the spread of the virus, as vaccines are not 100...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Taylor Harrison of World Class Gymnastics turned in another sterling Level 10 performance at the Magical Classic Invitational in Orlando on Saturday but still missed qualifying for the Nastia Liukin Cup in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 28.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Patient First, a chain of primary care health centers with locations in Hampton and Newport News, has some timely advice for those dealing with current weather conditions on the Peninsula:
A necessary evil after a snow storm, shoveling snow can pose a...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Just two weeks after enrollment closed for individuals in 2014 health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's newly established state marketplace, Virginia insurance carriers were charged with filing their plans for 2015 with the State Corporation...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Each year, the region's three major local health systems continue to add procedures and expand facilities to upgrade their services. All have implemented electronic health records.
Riverside Health System, headquartered on the Peninsula, added a 250,...
| 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....