Questions follow football player's diabetes diagnosis

You're fired after learning you have this chronic-yet-manageable disease. Everything the doctors told you about living a nearly normal life seems like a lie. Your visions and hopes for the future-already clouded with this scary medical news-darken.

Governor's Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse recently held its first meeting to recommend immediate steps to address a growing and dangerous epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Virginia, with the ultimate goal of improving ...

How to get seriously healthy

It's time to take control of your health and there are several ways to get healthy.

Energy drinks are not the best for children

The term "energy" drink should be cast away because one expert says they don't give your body energy.

The importance of dental hygiene

Normal oral bacteria is fine but dentists maintain that it becomes a problem when putrefying bacteria starts to take over.

Protecting your skin from the sun during the wintertime

Don't put the sunblock away this winter. Your skin still needs it.

Signs of abuse and abusive relationships

Domestic abuse, also known as spousal abuse, occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person.

First U.S. Ebola casualty: Thomas Eric Duncan

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that Duncan was infected with the Ebola virus on Oct. 1.

Local officials ease concern about Ebola

With the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the country continuing treatment in Texas, local health-care providers have a key message for the Hampton Roads public: be alert and educated, but don’t panic.

Tips for National Dental Hygiene Month

While most parents will make sure their kids brush after eating their treats, National Dental Hygiene Month in October encourages a fuller approach to oral health.

Dr. Blumberg discusses handling asthmatic students

Internal and external factors can trigger asthmatic reactions where ones airways swell and the muscles around their airways tighten making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. One major concern for schools is how to ...

Health and Human Services helps consumers navigate health care coverage options

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell pronounced $60 million in Navigator grant awards to 90 organizations in states with federally-facilitated and state partnership Marketplaces. These awards support preparation and outreach activities in year two of Marketplace enrollment and ...

Bon Secours Hampton Roads to offer free drive-thru flu shots

Bon Secours Hampton Roads has declared September 27 "Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Day".

Severe cluster headaches increase suicide rates

Cluster headaches are reportedly so agonizing, people have committed suicide just to escape the pain!

Hampton VA Medical Center improves training after audit

After an internal audit showed only 50 percent of appointed schedulers surveyed knew the correct way to enter key information into the system, the Hampton VA Medical Center is working aggressively to train them on how to do the task ...