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  • Online site offers cost comparisons for common health procedures

    Online site offers cost comparisons for common health procedures
    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...
  • Almost one in 3 Virginians can't understand basic health information

    Almost one in 3 Virginians can't understand basic health information
    psalasky@dailypress.com | 757-247-4784 Low health literacy is costing the health care system more than $300 billion annually, according to the American Medical Association. When almost one third of patients can't understand basic health information, can'...
  • Sentara honors 300-plus living kidney donors

    Sentara honors 300-plus living kidney donors
    Each year thousands of people are added to the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Living donors can help to reduce their wait, and on April 9, Sentara Norfolk General honored more than 300 living kidney donors from the last 10 years. Altruistic...
  • Newport News schools considers changes in concussion testing

    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...
  • How personal trainers stay fit

    How personal trainers stay fit
    You might spot Tamaicka Wilbourn sprinting up a hill on Denbigh Boulevard at 5:30 a.m. Yes, that's O dark 30. That's what this personal trainer and sprint coach does to stay fit. "I enjoy a healthy body," said Wilbourn. "I want to keep around for my...
  • How to keep joints healthy longer

    How to keep joints healthy longer
    Even youngish joints can feel creaky and painful without proper care. Luckily, lifestyle changes can help you stay active longer. "With an average life expectancy of more than 70 years, it's more important than ever for us to protect our bodies," says Dr....
  • Website tracks hospital infections

    Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical in York County outperformed the national average in seven of eight conditions patients can acquire during hospital stays, according to the Centers for...
  • Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday

    Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday
    Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
  • Your records follow you: Hampton VA, Bon Secours team up to share health records electronically

    HAMPTON — Vietnam veteran Chuck Gargulis is being treated for a rare bone marrow disease and sees doctors at the Hampton VA Medical Center and Bon Secours Virginia Health System. Because he's seeing doctors from different networks, Gargulis, an...
  • Ex-CNU teammate wants Brian Herrmann's death to produce change

    Davon Barton turned his frustration into action. Troubled by the death of his former Christopher Newport basketball teammate, Brian Herrmann, and three other men after an April 16 car accident, Barton took his feelings online, blogging about both his...
  • Eat your veggies to reduce cancer risk

    Eat your veggies. It might reduce your cancer risk, certified oncology dietitians said Wednesday. Vonia Ickes with Sentara Healthcare, and Lynne Groeger with Riverside's Peninsula Cancer Institute participated in a Web chat on cancer and nutrition...