| Aug 15, 2011
| 6:45 AM
Jim Borda drove from work in Richmond all the way to Virginia Beach twice a week to take Tidewater Community College's six-month health information technology program.
"It was well worth it," said Borda, 39, a James City County resident, who's now...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Here are some quick tips for parents of children with asthma who are worried about the smoke from the Dismal Swamp fire. These are from pediatricians Dr. Melissa Lexier and Dr. Lisa Stephens at Sentara Pediatric Physicians, Princess Anne location,...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Emergency departments often see more injuries from storm cleanup than from the storm itself.
Five patients were seen in Sentara CarePlex Hospital's minor care unit for storm-related injuries, including lacerations from falling on a hand saw and a...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 3:19 PM
Surely you've seen the bumper stickers, visited the website or, perhaps, worn the T-shirt.
"Save the ta-tas" is a brilliant campaign for breast cancer awareness.
So it doesn't take a perfect MCAT score to grasp the aim of Zac Allen's website....
| 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...
| 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....
| 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:...
| 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...