| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:42 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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,...
| May 16, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The American Red Cross is offering a free T-shirt to blood donors the month of May, while supplies last.
Here's a list of upcoming blood drives:
Monday, May 16: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson. 3:...
| May 15, 2011
| 7:22 PM
"We recognize that the responsibility for… prevention of child fatalities lies with the community, not with any single agency or entity." —Hampton Roads Regional Child Fatality Review Team, 2010.
They're white and black, boys and girls,...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:13 AM
In April, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services launched the Partnership for Patients, an effort to save thousands of lives by stopping millions of preventable injuries and complications in patient care over the next 3 years.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...