| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Bariatric surgeon David Salzberg can reel off a list of life-threatening problems associated with morbid obesity. They include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, joint pain, depression and elevated rates of cancer.
"Twenty percent of...
| 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...
| May 2, 2013
When her care team pronounced "Kelly Brady" out of danger from a preeclamptic episode at 1:40 p.m. on Monday, a crowd of bystanders cheered. The crowd, gathered in the nursing simulation lab at the Williamsburg campus of Thomas Nelson Community College...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:14 PM
On April 29, Wanda Yvonne Parks buried her oldest son, Jason Daniel Tully, 25. Tully had struggled with mental illness since age 11, when he was first diagnosed with severe depression. He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and finally...
| Apr 20, 2013
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.
| Apr 26, 2013
Almost half the medical clinical trials in Virginia are taking place in Hampton Roads. Of the more than 120 privately funded active trials enrolling patients, half involve treatment for major chronic illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:08 PM
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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:22 PM
What can patients do to get the most out of a visit to the doctor?
Be prepared and informed, communicate clearly and be open-minded; those are key criteria, according to physicians.
In anticipation of National Doctors Day, celebrated Friday, the Medical...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Who's the daddy? The numbers of children born to unmarried mothers are steadily rising. That leaves more and more babies without an acknowledged father.
The Virginia Paternity Establishment Program of the Department of Social Services works to...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:39 PM
A Navy fighter jet experienced a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" during takeoff Friday over the military community of Virginia Beach, Va., and rained a stench of jet fuel shortly before crashing into apartment buildings, according to residents and...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The U.S. Navy will be begin cutting compensation checks as early as Monday to victims of last week's fiery crash of a fighter jet into apartment buildings in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"We are committed to doing the right thing to...