| Feb 17, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Flu activity picked up in recent weeks and appear to have peaked last week, said Dr. David Trump, director of the Peninsula Health Department.
Trump and Dr. Jim Byrne, who practices family medicine at Sentara Family & Internal Medicine Physicians in...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:02 AM
A few Hampton Roads doctors' offices are transforming themselves into patient-centered medical homes.
And that means more than just replacing outdated waiting-room magazines.
The concept of establishing "medical homes" emerged in the health-care...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...