| 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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:18 PM
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, the world's largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists, announced Wednesday that it would no longer grant funds to Planned Parenthood Federation of America for breast health education and cancer...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Sentara Windermere in Virginia Beach and Nursing Center Portsmouth, two Sentara nursing homes, received a 5-star ranking in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of Best Nursing Homes. Of more than 15,500 nursing homes evaluated quarterly in 2011, they...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:27 AM
"Sentara to Home," is a pilot program recently introduced at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for cardiac patients.
The service delivers prescription medications and portable home medical supplies to patients' rooms prior to discharge. On request, the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Sentara offers several specialized support groups for cancer patients; it also hosts workshops and information sessions.
For women: "Look good, feel better," an American Cancer Society program for women in chemotherapy or having radiation treatment. It's...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 2:43 PM
The scorecard for the 2011 Tidewater Golfweek Amateur Tour is a big-time winner again.
The scorecard features the following:
• A national team championship for the third time in the last four years.
• Two national individual champions.
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:38 AM
The annual Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society Auction is Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Abingdon Ruritan Club in Bena. The event is sponsored by Chesapeake Bank and is the society's largest annual fundraiser.
Other sponsors include Naked Mountain Winery, Middle...