| Feb 17, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS — When a disembodied voice in his Newport News home announces it's time to take his vital signs, Ron Day and his wife, Carol, head upstairs from the living room to a bedroom equipped with a remote monitoring device.
Ronald, a 73-year-...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Two decades after his death in 1993, the memory of Newport News surgeon and civil rights activist C. Waldo Scott still remains strong among many residents of the city he worked so long to transform.
Not a month goes by without some past patient or...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Music has the power to modulate the heart rate, lower blood pressure dramatically, improve a person's speech and help recover language. It can serve to reduce anxiety and depression and is a tool in aiding people in walking better.
"Today we can prove...
| Jun 11, 2013
At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder face increased risk of heart disease and related problems.
Now, two local organizations are organizing free, specialized health screenings for veterans who act quickly.
The Veteran's Health...
| Jan 20, 2013
More than 100 people crowded into The Unique Boutique as Suzi Williamson, aka The Hat Trader, passed her hats, wigs and scarves to the auxiliary at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in a formal ceremony last week.
| Jun 9, 2013
The new emphasis on patient-centered care, prompted by the Affordable Care Act, is having a spill-over effect. More and more people are documenting what type of medical care they want and don't want through advance directives.
"I call them life-planning...
| May 19, 2013
A major vehicle accident Saturday in James City County, attributed to racing on a street, caused three people to be hospitalized. It also caused the closure of westbound Richmond Road in the 8900 block for several hours in order to investigate.
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
JAMES CITY -Two cars racing in the upper county Saturday afternoon led to an accident in which the driver of one of the cars was unknowingly dragged about four miles. Two other people were hospitalized.
According to Maj. Steve Rubino, James City...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The flu arrived earlier this year and it has been at peak activity for 6 weeks, twice as long as last year's season in Virginia. Area health professionals continue to urge people to get vaccinated.
The rapid increase in cases of influenza-like illnesses...
| May 15, 2013
For most women, the risk of developing breast cancer over a lifetime is 12 percent. For women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, that risk multiplies to close to 87 percent. In choosing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, Hollywood star Angelina...