| Feb 5, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Thanks to overwhelming medical evidence of the important development that takes place in a baby's brain and lungs during the last few weeks of gestation, most area hospitals have changed their policies on early elective deliveries.
The change was...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 7:58 PM
William B. Downey takes the reins at Riverside Health System at a time when the system is growing and building, the uncertainty of health-care reform looms, and more people than ever before will seek health care.
A Riverside executive vice president...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 1:44 PM
The next generation of da Vinci surgical robotic technology is in use at Riverside Regional Medical Center inNewport News.
The new robot has a virtual simulator, fluorescence imaging and a dual console. Its high definition 3-D cameras allow doctors to...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Riverside Regional Medical Center and Sentara CarePlex Hospital were named among 405 top hospitals in the country in a new report from the Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals.
The report recognized hospitals that consistently followed evidence-...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
"You've got to have a great attitude, knowing the disease is progressive," says Lorrie Brantley, 52, a retired Air Force intelligence officer. Brantley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, MS, at age 28, when she was six years into an active duty...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 2:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — By the time Daylena St. John decided it was time to go to the hospital to deliver her baby, it was too late.
Efrem Lee Studwell Jr. came into the world around 6 a.m. Tuesday — delivered by his father in a Burger King parking...
| May 14, 2011
| 7:00 AM
One man is dead and another is missing after a boating accident on the James River early Friday that sent 10 people into the water.
The boaters -- six men and four women, all in their 20s -- were crammed into a 22-foot sailboat that left Deep Creek in...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
For better or worse, health affects every aspect of daily life.
In 2011, we wrote about its many different angles — about individuals battling disease; about extraordinary fitness, wellness and weight-loss efforts; about the effects of illness on...
| May 14, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Nearly seven months have passed, yet there are moments it's all happening again. As he's drifting off to sleep, that play — a jet sweep coming right at him — flashes in his brain.
He can't watch a game on television anymore without...
| May 15, 2011
| 5:40 PM
A search for a missing boater on the James River has been suspended Sunday night, according to John Bull, a spokesman for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
Rescuers from the VMRC and multiple other agencies, including the Smithfield Fire...