| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Planned Parenthood is offering uninsured women in the community a FREE routine screening mammogram.
The Sentara Mobile Van will be at the Planned Parenthood health center on
When: Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Planned Parenthood
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Virginia Health Information has released its 2012 Health Care Pricing Report, now in its fourth year. The free online report contains pricing information on common medical procedures, ranging from a mammogram to a knee replacement. It’s particularly...
| Nov 12, 2012
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Low health literacy is costing the health care system more than $300 billion annually, according to the American Medical Association. When almost one third of patients can't understand basic health information, can'...