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  • Flu is widespread, state reports

    Flu is widespread, state reports
    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...
  • It's not the flu, but common cold mimics some symptoms

    It's not the flu, but common cold mimics some symptoms
    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...
  • Giffords' next step is recovering mental abilities

    Giffords' next step is recovering mental abilities
    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,...
  • Web chat 'Ask the Experts' on Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression

    Web chat  'Ask the Experts' on Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression
    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...
  • New 'wellness visit' and many preventive services now free with Medicare

    New 'wellness visit' and many preventive services now free with Medicare
    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...
  • Choosing early delivery for babies can be harmful to health

    Choosing early delivery for babies can be harmful to health
    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...
  • Educational opportunities for adults in Williamsburg

    Peninsula Housing & Builders Association's Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. Call 595-1600. Teacher Institute at Colonial Williamsburg is designed for elementary, middle, and high school social studies teachers who teach U.S. history and government....
  • New president takes over Riverside

    New president takes over Riverside
    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...
  • Flu activity appears to have peaked, doctor says

    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...
  • Primary doctors transform offices into patient-centered 'medical homes'

    Primary doctors transform offices into patient-centered 'medical homes'
    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...
  • HOMICIDES IN HAMPTON ROADS FOR 2011

    NEWPORT NEWS Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....