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  • Navy, Coast Guard suspend search for sailor missing in chopper crash

    Coast Guard and U.S. Navy officials announced Thursday that they had suspended their search for a sailor who was missing after a Navy helicopter crashed into the sea off Virginia, killing two and injuring two others. The five crew members on the MH-...
  • Order your own labs to monitor your health

    Order your own labs to monitor your health
    Curious about your cholesterol level? Could you be pregnant? Is your blood glucose stable? The answers to these questions are just a lab test away. And you don't have to go to your doctor to get them. For several years now, both Riverside Health...
  • Sentara has another records breach

    Sentara has another records breach
    Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
  • Two scams using Sentara name

    Two scams using Sentara name
    Two unrelated scams currently circulating are misusing the Sentara name, the company warns. One involves fraudulent checks in the mail claiming to be from Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk. Most of the checks are for $4,450. Accompanying letters from a...
  • Better cancer detection with new '3-D' imaging

    Better cancer detection with new '3-D' imaging
    Mammography screening, the accepted "gold standard" for early detection of breast cancer has dramatically reduced the mortality rate for the number two cancer killer of women. When found at Stage 0 or 1, women have a 100 percent five-year survival rate,...
  • Wrong-way driver in Suffolk fatal crash dies

    An 87-year-old driver who was traveling the wrong way on Route 58 last Monday has died of his injuries, becoming the second person to die in the two-vehicle crash. Everett Vincent Majette, 87, of Portsmouth, died of his injuries at Sentara Norfolk...
  • Medicaid expansion at stake at ballot box in November

    Medicaid expansion at stake at ballot box in November
    In a microcosm of the national partisan divide over federal health care reform, popularly known as Obamacare, Virginia has put one element — the expansion of Medicaid — front and center in the political debate preceding November's election....
  • Sentara to offer 3-D breast imaging at eight locations

    Sentara to offer 3-D breast imaging at eight locations
    Breast cancer screening, known as mammography, has a new tool to provide clearer, more accurate diagnoses. While conventional mammography creates a two-dimensional image of the breast, much like an X-ray, 3-D technology allows radiologists to view the...
  • ODU's Wilder praises defense, reveals concussion to Heinicke

    ODU's Wilder praises defense, reveals concussion to Heinicke
    NORFOLK — The quarterback suffered a concussion, one of his most reliable protectors needs surgery, offensive execution was sub-standard, and defense saved the day. Other than that, Old Dominion's performance against Liberty followed the usual...
  • Triangle incubator startup develops patient info tracker

    Triangle incubator startup develops patient info tracker
    A firm getting its start in the Triangle Business Incubator aims to grow with the new model for health-care being required by the Affordable Care Act. A problem posed by Maris “Buster” McCrabb’s nephew who works in patient...
  • 'The Hat Trader' provides free wigs, support for cancer patients

     'The Hat Trader' provides free wigs, support for cancer patients
    She doesn't know how many women she has helped over the years. But, she does know that their numbers are growing. For a dozen years now, Suzi Williamson, 69, a breast cancer survivor herself, has been providing women cancer patients with free scarves,...