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  • Sentara honors 300-plus living kidney donors

    Sentara honors 300-plus living kidney donors
    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. Altruistic...
  • Multiple clinical trials open to patients on the Peninsula

    Multiple clinical trials open to patients on the Peninsula
    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,...
  • Newport News schools considers changes in concussion testing

    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...
  • Planned Parenthood offering free mammograms

    Planned Parenthood offering free mammograms
    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 January 9. When: Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Planned Parenthood 515...
  • Online site offers cost comparisons for common health procedures

    Online site offers cost comparisons for common health procedures
    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...
  • Almost one in 3 Virginians can't understand basic health information

    Almost one in 3 Virginians can't understand basic health information
    psalasky@dailypress.com | 757-247-4784 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'...
  • Hampton Roads health systems take precautions in wake of meningitis scare

    Hampton Roads health systems take precautions in wake of meningitis scare
    Riverside, Sentara and Bon Secours health systems have all contacted patients who MAY have received drugs purchased from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in the past few months. The pharmacy is under investigation for a meningitis outbreak linked...
  • Alzheimer's takes toll on caregivers

    Alzheimer's takes toll on caregivers
    Much of the care for Alzheimer's patients, particularly in its early stages, is undertaken by family members. The rising numbers of those with the disease — one in three seniors die with Alzheimer's or another dementia — is putting a...
  • Camp Lighthouse helps children with grief

    Camp Lighthouse helps children with grief
    A year ago, on March 26, 2012, Dave Thomas, 52, died suddenly from a heart attack. The unexpected loss broadsided his family — wife, Robin, and children Jordan, 16, and Kendall, 14. "It has been a rollercoaster year," said Robin, who works at St....
  • Help for families affected by Alzheimer's

    Help for families affected by Alzheimer's
    Here are a couple of upcoming events for families/caregivers of those with Alzheimer's diagnosis. Orientation to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias for Family Caregivers April 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sentara Careplex, Hampton. Orientations are...
  • Peninsula health systems have taken steps to contain superbug

    Peninsula health systems have taken steps to contain superbug
    Nationally, there's a new buzz about a class of superbug, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, CRE, which is resistant to the strongest antibiotics. It has only been found in hospitals and nursing homes and has no presence in the community, nor is...