| Feb 25, 2012
A Newport News native named Dennis Banks used a strange sort of alchemy to conjure a promising show business career for himself.
He blended a dose of YouTube urban humor with some sharp political insights and just a touch of exposure from conservative...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ischemic stroke, when blood clots block the blood vessels to the brain, represent about 87 percent of all strokes. Strokes affect 795,000 people in the U.S. each year. The highest death rates from stroke are in the Southeast.
The FDA approved the...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Six oncologists who specialize in women's reproductive cancers will belt out their original tunes as part of the rock band, N.E.D., at the Evidence of Hope event in Newport News on Saturday.
The event is the culmination of a 3-year project by the...
| 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 13, 2012
| 1:53 PM
A Newport News jury has awarded $3.5 million to an 87-year-old former Hampton resident for injuries sustained after falling from her bed while at Riverside Regional Medical Center in February 2006. Shirley Burrell, then 81, was in the hospital for a hip...
| 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 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......
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical in York County outperformed the national average in seven of eight conditions patients can acquire during hospital stays, according to the Centers for...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
For much of Sunday, parts of the region resembled a war-zone.
The path of a Saturday night tornado ripped an 8.5-mile path of havoc bending trees like tooth picks, leaving homes in crumbles and the sharp smell of freshly chopped pine everywhere, said...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 10:33 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — When smoke started pouring from a closet at Riverside Regional Medical Center, nurses stowed babies in pockets on a cart on wheels and evacuated the neonatal intensive care unit.
The babies were actually dolls and the smoke was...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 6:23 PM
Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News has been rated one of the top hospitals in the country for overall orthopedic services, including joint replacements and spine surgery.
In its 13th annual report, HealthGrades, an independent health-care ratings...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 8:59 AM
Twin X-ray machines are positioned above and beside the face of a sedated patient in the interventional radiology suite of Riverside Regional Medical Center.
These machines help Dr. Frank Sanderson fill aneurysms with thin, flexible strands of platinum,...