| May 15, 2013
For most women, the risk of developing breast cancer over a lifetime is 12 percent. For women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, that risk multiplies to close to 87 percent. In choosing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, Hollywood star Angelina...
| May 2, 2013
When her care team pronounced "Kelly Brady" out of danger from a preeclamptic episode at 1:40 p.m. on Monday, a crowd of bystanders cheered. The crowd, gathered in the nursing simulation lab at the Williamsburg campus of Thomas Nelson Community College...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Tips for Getting in Shape in the New Year
If your New Year’s resolution is to begin exercising and get in shape, Becky Croons, fitness specialist at the Sentara Center for Health and Fitness provides answers to frequently asked questions that can...
| 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...