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  • Newport News surgeon C. Waldo Scott prevailed through perseverance

    Newport News surgeon C. Waldo Scott prevailed through perseverance
    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...
  • Sentara Cancer Network dietitian specializes in cancer nutrition

    Sentara Cancer Network dietitian specializes in cancer nutrition
    For cancer patients undergoing treatment, a key component to successful healing is to maintain a healthy weight. Some patients see their illness as an opportunity to shed unwanted pounds, says Vonia R. Ickes, a registered dietitian with Sentara Cancer...
  • How to keep joints healthy longer

    How to keep joints healthy longer
    Even youngish joints can feel creaky and painful without proper care. Luckily, lifestyle changes can help you stay active longer. "With an average life expectancy of more than 70 years, it's more important than ever for us to protect our bodies," says Dr....
  • Tips on getting the most out of a visit to the doctor

    Tips on getting the most out of a visit to the doctor
    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...
  • Young breast cancer survivor thanks Dilon employees in person

    Young breast cancer survivor thanks Dilon employees in person
    When something felt "just not right," Shelley Barnes consulted her best friend, then went to the doctor. It was a Monday. Three days later, on a Thursday, she had surgery for Stage 2 cancer in her right breast. That was in 2008, when Barnes was 25 "It...
  • How personal trainers stay fit

    How personal trainers stay fit
    You might spot Tamaicka Wilbourn sprinting up a hill on Denbigh Boulevard at 5:30 a.m. Yes, that's O dark 30. That's what this personal trainer and sprint coach does to stay fit. "I enjoy a healthy body," said Wilbourn. "I want to keep around for my...
  • Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services, visits Sentara, HU

    Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of health and human services, visits Sentara, HU
    In April, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services launched the Partnership for Patients, an effort to save thousands of lives by stopping millions of preventable injuries and complications in patient care over the next 3 years. Sentara Norfolk...
  • Health Notes: $1 million for chronic care

    <span style=color:#ff0000><b>Health Notes:</b></span> $1 million for chronic care
    The Williamsburg Community Health Foundation announced last week it will award $1 million in grants to members of the Chronic Care Collaborative. The Chronic Care Collaborative is a six-member consortium of non-profit health care providers serving...
  • Bon Secours adds PET/CT for earlier tumor detection

    Bon Secours adds PET/CT for earlier tumor detection
    Bon Secours Hampton Roads is the latest to add PET/CT scanning to their arsenal in the fight for cancer survival. The combined imaging system results in faster and more accurate assessments for individuals undergoing cancer treatment.  PET/CT scanners...
  • HOMICIDES IN HAMPTON ROADS FOR 2011

    NEWPORT NEWS Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....
  • Chefs turn out for Yorktown Market Days

    Chefs turn out for Yorktown Market Days
    Yorktown Market Days will be offering a series of chef demonstrations in the coming weeks. Located on the Yorktown waterfront between Buckner and Ballard Streets, the market operates from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Sept. 17 and on selected...