| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Bariatric surgeon David Salzberg can reel off a list of life-threatening problems associated with morbid obesity. They include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, joint pain, depression and elevated rates of cancer.
"Twenty percent of...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Planned Parenthood is offering uninsured women in the community a FREE routine screening mammogram.
The Sentara Mobile Van will be at the Planned Parenthood health center on
When: Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Planned Parenthood
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Virginia Health Information has released its 2012 Health Care Pricing Report, now in its fourth year. The free online report contains pricing information on common medical procedures, ranging from a mammogram to a knee replacement. It’s particularly...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Art lessons—School of Art offers fine art classes for adults. 206-6101.
Childbirth Education—And Infant Care classes at Sentara Williamsburg Regional. 220-8128.
Computer classes—Computer Concepts Training Center, 564-3996....
| Nov 12, 2012
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Low health literacy is costing the health care system more than $300 billion annually, according to the American Medical Association. When almost one third of patients can't understand basic health information, can'...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 8:00 PM
You might spot Tamaicka Wilbourn sprinting up a hill on Denbigh Boulevard at 5:30 a.m. Yes, that's O dark 30.
That's what this personal trainer and sprint coach does to stay fit.
"I enjoy a healthy body," said Wilbourn. "I want to keep around for my...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Even youngish joints can feel creaky and painful without proper care. Luckily, lifestyle changes can help you stay active longer. "With an average life expectancy of more than 70 years, it's more important than ever for us to protect our bodies," says Dr....
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical in York County outperformed the national average in seven of eight conditions patients can acquire during hospital stays, according to the Centers for...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 7:24 AM
HAMPTON — Vietnam veteran Chuck Gargulis is being treated for a rare bone marrow disease and sees doctors at the Hampton VA Medical Center and Bon Secours Virginia Health System.
Because he's seeing doctors from different networks, Gargulis, an...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Davon Barton turned his frustration into action.
Troubled by the death of his former Christopher Newport basketball teammate, Brian Herrmann, and three other men after an April 16 car accident, Barton took his feelings online, blogging about both his...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:42 PM
Eat your veggies. It might reduce your cancer risk, certified oncology dietitians said Wednesday.
Vonia Ickes with Sentara Healthcare, and Lynne Groeger with Riverside's Peninsula Cancer Institute participated in a Web chat on cancer and nutrition...