Health

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Binge eating among women? Well, ODU will study that

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NORFOLK -- Faculty from the psychology department at Old Dominion University received a four-year grant to study binge eating, a type of disordered behavior, in...

Can you spot an unhealthy relationship?

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See our checklist and resources from a new, local LGBTQ+ program. Identifying the signs of an unhealthy relationship can be harder than most people think....
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Here’s where you can get a free oral cancer screening

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NORFOLK -- In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the Dental Hygiene Care Facility will be offering free oral cancer screening during the month of...
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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...