| 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 29, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder face increased risk of heart disease and related problems.
Now, two local organizations are organizing free, specialized health screenings for veterans who act quickly.
The Veteran's Health...
| 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
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2012
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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'...
| 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...