| Feb 26, 2012
| 9:07 PM
Sentara health system has certified Advance Care Planning facilitators on staff in most of its health care facilities. Their job is to help families discuss their health care wishes with a designated agent — a friend or family member — who...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Let's see, how to describe Thomas Gounley? Who, as a kid, taught himself to ride a unicycle for no apparent reason. Who, on a whim, decided to bike 1,350 miles from St. Louis to Yorktown. And who, in his latest bit of inspired madness, will run the Boston...
| May 14, 2012
| 2:48 PM
NORFOLK — Shared information, open dialogue and no public conclusions were the takeaway from Monday's Old Dominion Board of Visitors executive committee meeting.
The committee went into closed session for approximately 100 minutes Monday afternoon,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:22 PM
What can patients do to get the most out of a visit to the doctor?
Be prepared and informed, communicate clearly and be open-minded; those are key criteria, according to physicians.
In anticipation of National Doctors Day, celebrated Friday, the Medical...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Who's the daddy? The numbers of children born to unmarried mothers are steadily rising. That leaves more and more babies without an acknowledged father.
The Virginia Paternity Establishment Program of the Department of Social Services works to...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:39 PM
A Navy fighter jet experienced a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" during takeoff Friday over the military community of Virginia Beach, Va., and rained a stench of jet fuel shortly before crashing into apartment buildings, according to residents and...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The U.S. Navy will be begin cutting compensation checks as early as Monday to victims of last week's fiery crash of a fighter jet into apartment buildings in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"We are committed to doing the right thing to...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:24 PM
A Navy fighter jet experienced a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" during takeoff Friday over the military community of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and rained a stench of jet fuel shortly before crashing into apartment buildings, according to...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Sentara urges patients, families to TALK about Advance Care Planning
Sentara Healthcare has launched an updated information program urging patients and their families to TALK -- about advance care planning. It's the TALK that everyone...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 7:45 PM
When something felt "just not right," Shelley Barnes consulted her best friend, then went to the doctor. It was a Monday. Three days later, on a Thursday, she had surgery for Stage 2 cancer in her right breast. That was in 2008, when Barnes was 25
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:38 AM
The Lions Center for Sight at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital averages 6,200 patient visits a year; half the patient base qualifies for assistance through the Sentara Charity Care program or public assistance.
The donation of a Humphrey Visual Field...
| May 18, 2012
More than 3,100 uninsured low-income patients took advantage of the diverse health services offered by the Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown last year.
Started 17 years ago by Jim and Cooka Shaw, the clinic has grown from a one-night-a-week operation in...