| May 15, 2013
For most women, the risk of developing breast cancer over a lifetime is 12 percent. For women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, that risk multiplies to close to 87 percent. In choosing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, Hollywood star Angelina...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:48 PM
A two-vehicle wreck on Saturday that claimed the life of Gloucester resident Donald Troy Durham remains under investigation with possible charges pending against the driver who allegedly caused the accident.
Donald Troy Durham, 46, of Summerville Drive...
| 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 14, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Nazea Twiggs is still smiling and happy and being a kid.
The 13-year-old Denbigh resident's resilience is helping to carry his entire family through his treatment for cancer. Right around Thanksgiving Nazea was diagnosed with Osteocarcoma—a type...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:56 AM
A Gloucester man who was arrested Friday evening in connection with a fatal two-car wreck on Route 17 near Willis Road has been released from jail.
Jeremy Shane Hedrick, 40, of Ark, was arrested on a manslaughter charge by the Virginia State Police. He...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Address: 1 Fishers Landing, Newport News
Listing agent: Bo Parrish, associate broker, Virginia Land and Homes Inc., 757-715-2228; http://www.boparrish.com
Basics: This waterfront estate is surrounded by 3 acres of privacy yet is...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:28 PM
A $4.35 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Gloucester County Circuit Court against Dr. Melvin W. Ressler, a surgeon who practices at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 4 by Martha Sue Norville, executor......
| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:43 AM
Representatives of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. and Riverside Regional Medical Center rolled up their sleeves and put their diaper-changing skills to the test as they kicked off the Diaper Change diaper drive on June...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 8:26 AM
Heather Poertner Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect and Felony Murder
April 26, 2011
For Immediate Release
Newport News, Virginia
The following statement of facts was read in Court by a prosecutor after Haether Poertner who plead guilty to 3 counts of...