| Jan 15, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Sniffling, sneezing, runny nose? Most likely it's the common cold and not the flu. Area health services report that the numbers of people presenting with "influenza-like illnesses" are running true to form for the time of the year when the viruses...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Thanks to overwhelming medical evidence of the important development that takes place in a baby's brain and lungs during the last few weeks of gestation, most area hospitals have changed their policies on early elective deliveries.
The change was...
| 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And that means more than just replacing outdated waiting-room magazines.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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Bon Secours Hampton Roads is the latest to add PET/CT scanning to their arsenal in the fight for cancer survival.
The combined imaging system results in faster and more accurate assessments for individuals undergoing cancer treatment. PET/CT scanners...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Have you been told (or have you noticed) that you stop breathing or gasp during sleep? Do you snore three or more nights a week? Then you might be at risk for sleep apnea, according to Bon Secours Hampton Roads free sleep apnea risk assessment.
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital's Family Focus is offering “Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices.”
The program teaches 3- to 4-year-old children how to get along with others, solve problems, use self control, manage anger and...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 12:47 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT — Bon Secours Hampton Roads is proposing to build a comprehensive cancer center in northern Suffolk.
But that involves moving radiation treatment services from Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, which requires state...
| Nov 10, 2011
Howard County honored volunteers on Oct. 26 in a ceremony that recognized the generosity and achievements of 16 individuals, six non-profit organizations and one local business. The annual event also included the announcement of Howard County's...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Businesses and health care purchasers no longer have to guess which Virginia hospitals and nursing facilities rank best in financial and operational performance. The nonprofit Virginia Health Information (VHI) takes the guesswork out of finding this...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 3:25 PM
A new comprehensive cancer center may soon be coming to Northern Suffolk.
The state Department of Health has recommended approval of Bon Secours Virginia Health System's plans to relocate radiation therapy services from Bon Secours Maryview Medical...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 2:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — By the time Daylena St. John decided it was time to go to the hospital to deliver her baby, it was too late.
Efrem Lee Studwell Jr. came into the world around 6 a.m. Tuesday — delivered by his father in a Burger King parking...