| Feb 17, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Flu activity picked up in recent weeks and appear to have peaked last week, said Dr. David Trump, director of the Peninsula Health Department.
Trump and Dr. Jim Byrne, who practices family medicine at Sentara Family & Internal Medicine Physicians in...
| 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And that means more than just replacing outdated waiting-room magazines.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...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 7:58 PM
William B. Downey takes the reins at Riverside Health System at a time when the system is growing and building, the uncertainty of health-care reform looms, and more people than ever before will seek health care.
A Riverside executive vice president...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:06 PM
JAN. 7, 1914-FEB. 13, 2011
Robert Edward Calimer died in his home on Feb. 13, 2011.
Born in Highfield, Md., on Jan. 7, 1914, he was a son of the late Robert Leslie Calimer and Mary Wastler Calimer.
He served in the United States Coast Guard for more...
| 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 4, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Medicare, the government insurance program for those aged 65 and older and others with certain disabilities, started covering an annual "wellness visit" without charge or co-pay for the first time on Jan. 1. While most of its provisions for patient care...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Are you SAD? Join us at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 26, for our live Web chat on Seasonal Affective Disorder and depression. When daylight hours are short, a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder can kick in.
Here's your chance to ask...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:28 PM
On Friday, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston, where she'll embark on her next phase of recovery after she was shot in the head Jan. 8.
There, a team will develop an individualized plan of achieveable goals,...
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 5:12 AM
Flu has reached widespread levels in parts of Virginia, the state health department said Thursday, but local emergency departments aren't reporting a spike.
"We've seen just very few cases," said Dr. Geofrey Nochimson, medical director of the emergency...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 10:12 AM
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital was the only Hampton Roads hospital ranked nationally in a specialty by U.S. News & World Report.
The hospital's cardiology and heart surgery program ranked 47th among hospitals nationally, according to the annual...