| 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...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:11 PM
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....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:22 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 7:45 PM
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
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:13 AM
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.
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:20 AM
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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 1:57 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:13 AM
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....