| 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:19 PM
MaryElizabeth Warhol of the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins didn't have much of a chance to relax at the Virginia Swimming Short Course Senior Championships in Richmond, but she didn't mind.
Warhol, an Auburn University signee, emerged as the high-points...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two men missing in waters about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island after their fishing boat sank a day earlier.
The broken-down fishing vessel was battling 20-foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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
| 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...