| Sep 25, 2013
The Hampton Health District has been without a full-time director since June, when Dr. William "Bill" Berg retired after 17 years at the helm. Since then, Dr. Nzinga Teule-Hekima, director of the Peninsula Health District, has been doing double duty,...
| Sep 19, 2013
The 23607 ZIP code encompasses Newport News city offices, a swath of land occupied by the shipyard, and the ribbon of a residential area along a length of Jefferson Avenue. It also is home to the greatest concentration in the region of those living with...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:11 PM
We have heard the importance of using condoms to protect one's self from getting sexually-transmitted diseases.
But with Alaska's rate of STDs being among the highest in the nation, state lawmakers’ new approach at showcasing them was done on...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Q: My husband and I have been married for 15 years. We had a great sex life from the start. During the past year, we have not had sex. I tried a couple of times. The last time, when he was in the shower, I thought, "What the heck?" and decided to surprise...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:14 PM
The rate of two sexually transmitted diseases remains high enough in Alaska to be classified epidemic, but a recent bulletin from the state Department of Health and Social Services suggests a decrease over the past few years.
The rates of gonorrhea...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Brian Cunningham says no one asked him where he got the 200 doses of illegal steroids found in his Southington High School locker back in April. Nor did anyone ask the 18-year-old who among his friends or teammates might also be doping.
Not the cops,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:27 PM
A diabetes educator leads a program offering suggestions on how to make nutrition and exercise changes to help achieve weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and prevent diabetes. The program will be held from 2 p....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
In California, someone who wants a doctor's prescription to get medical marijuana can obtain one for just about any "health-related" reason, including writer's cramp. Of course, you do have to pay the pot doctor's fees first.
In Colorado, a new audit...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 1:44 AM
It is difficult to listen to Juanita Salas talk about her work without sharing her excitement.
She is very enthusiastic and animated, telling stories that go in several directions at once.
She is a modern success story in the classic American sense....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Monsignor Meth," as suspended Roman Catholic priest Kevin Wallin has come to be known, admitted earlier this year to selling more than $300,000 worth of methamphetamine out of his Waterbury apartment.
Only about 23 grams (sold for $3,400) of Wallin's...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...