| May 20, 2012
As Dan Via lay face down in the surf in Corolla, unable to move his arms and legs, the thought flashed through his mind: "I'll probably never ride my bike again."
It was Labor Day weekend and the Williamsburg pediatrician, then 51, was relaxing at the...
| May 21, 2012
Lisa Callis Williams, 35, is no stranger to heart disease and its ravages. She's had young cousins die without warning from sudden cardiac arrest, her father has received a heart transplant, and seven years ago — after almost two decades of watchful...
| May 24, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Catherine Fox, RN, an emergency department nurse and educational consultant at Sentara Leigh Hospital has received the National Emergency Medical Services for Children Recognition Award for her work in pediatric health.
The annual award is given to 10...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:32 AM
The Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance service has operated for 30 years. Last year, the service's 4th helicopter was introduced with improved capabilities.
In its first year, it flew 556 missions; three times the Eurocopter EC-145 flew two patients at...
| Jun 6, 2012
For more than 40 years Riverside School of Health Careers has been offering 18-month certificate programs for radiologic and surgical technologists. In the fall, students enrolling in the programs will be candidates for an associate's degree in applied...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:31 PM
According to a news release from Sentara Healthcare, they are "donating $10 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School to support two initiatives that will build on EVMS’ strength in medical simulation and the treatment and safety of older patients....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 1:28 PM
This country's elite table tennis players — including past, present and future champions — will have their rapid-fire games powered up this week for the U.S. Table Tennis Association National Championships at the Virginia Beach Convention...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The Community Free Clinic of Newport News celebrated its first anniversary in business in the Southeast community in November. Since its opening, it has served more than 1,040 patients for almost 2,300 visits, according to Golden Bethune-Hill, the clinic'...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Speed of response is key for those suffering a stroke.
Sentara reports that all its hospitals, from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach, are now rated among the nation's top stroke programs. Sentara Princess Anne Hospital is the latest to earn a national...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Todd Kessler and Karen Terry of Newport News do just about everything together.
They coach together, train together, race together and are in a relationship.
All that togetherness has led to a big jump in their running success. In 2010 they both...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Sentara Regional Medical Center and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital have joined a few other hospitals in Virginia using a new GPS-style system to locate, test and mark spots on the lung. The electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy allows for more...