| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 7:24 AM
HAMPTON — Vietnam veteran Chuck Gargulis is being treated for a rare bone marrow disease and sees doctors at the Hampton VA Medical Center and Bon Secours Virginia Health System.
Because he's seeing doctors from different networks, Gargulis, an...
| 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 26, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Sentara Joins Text Outreach to Pregnant Women and New Moms Promoting Healthy Choices
New moms and moms-to-be are more mobile than ever. That’s why Sentara joins other national organizations as an outreach partner to help educate women about...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Davon Barton turned his frustration into action.
Troubled by the death of his former Christopher Newport basketball teammate, Brian Herrmann, and three other men after an April 16 car accident, Barton took his feelings online, blogging about both his...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:42 PM
Eat your veggies. It might reduce your cancer risk, certified oncology dietitians said Wednesday.
Vonia Ickes with Sentara Healthcare, and Lynne Groeger with Riverside's Peninsula Cancer Institute participated in a Web chat on cancer and nutrition...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 5:12 AM
Flu has reached widespread levels in parts of Virginia, the state health department said Thursday, but local emergency departments aren't reporting a spike.
"We've seen just very few cases," said Dr. Geofrey Nochimson, medical director of the emergency...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Sniffling, sneezing, runny nose? Most likely it's the common cold and not the flu. Area health services report that the numbers of people presenting with "influenza-like illnesses" are running true to form for the time of the year when the viruses...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:28 PM
On Friday, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston, where she'll embark on her next phase of recovery after she was shot in the head Jan. 8.
There, a team will develop an individualized plan of achieveable goals,...
| May 16, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The American Red Cross is offering a free T-shirt to blood donors the month of May, while supplies last.
Here's a list of upcoming blood drives:
Monday, May 16: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson. 3:...
| May 15, 2011
| 7:22 PM
"We recognize that the responsibility for… prevention of child fatalities lies with the community, not with any single agency or entity." —Hampton Roads Regional Child Fatality Review Team, 2010.
They're white and black, boys and girls,...
| 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.