| 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 20, 2013
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...
| Mar 28, 2013
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....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:28 AM
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...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2013
Early elective births are becoming a thing of the past on the Peninsula. Rates have plummeted since 2008, when the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, ACOG, issued a recommendation that women should wait until the 39th week of completed...
| Aug 21, 2012
Sentara Healthcare and MDLIVE, a Florida-based tele-health company, have partnered to provide tele-health services in real time to patients throughout Virginia. Patients will have access to "virtual" medical consultations via secure telephone lines and...
| Sep 3, 2012
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...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 7:19 AM
Peninsula Housing & Builders Association's Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. Call 595-1600.
Teacher Institute at Colonial Williamsburg is designed for elementary, middle, and high school social studies teachers who teach U.S. history and government....