Health

Tammy Maloney is a nurse practitioner who ‘sees’ patients. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Sentara)

You can now see a medical professional without leaving your couch. Here’s how

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With today’s widespread use of smartphones, tablets, and computers, virtual medical visits are no longer limited to the world of the imagination. Sentara Medical Group...

New transparency rules coming to hospitals nationwide Jan. 1

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On Jan. 1, 2019, hospitals will need to comply with new U.S. Health and Human Services rules that call for greater transparency in pricing and...
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Report: US health spending hits $3.5T but growth slows

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The nation's health care tab hit $3.5 trillion last year, or $10,739 per person, the government reported Thursday. But behind those staggering figures was...

Holidays can be hazardous to your health. Here’s why

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Here’s a little secret many hospital and emergency room workers already know: Believe it or not, in a number of ways, the holiday season...
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Officials: It’s OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

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It's OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from...
Free flu shots are being offered in Virginia Beach (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

Here’s where you can get a free flu shot in Virginia Beach

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The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a free flu vaccination clinic Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health, 4452 Corporation...

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

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Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. One...
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If you have romaine lettuce in your fridge, throw it away. Now

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U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11...

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