Health

Virginia Eye Consultants to perform free eye surgeries for those in need

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NORFOLK – For the fourth year, Virginia Eye Consultants is giving free ocular surgeries to local patients in need. Each year, the company performs about...

‘The world is designed for people that are not deaf’: Locals seek deaf education reform

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VIRGINIA BEACH — Adriana Lopez is deaf. So are her parents, her aunt and her 18-month-old son, CJ. While deaf children born to deaf families tend to have...

Warm winter weather may invite mosquitoes to your BBQ

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It's too soon to know for sure, but after a warm February, Southside residents may be reaching for bug spray early this year. Mosquitoes aren’t just aggravating. They...

Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center on track to break ground in Virginia Beach this year

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VIRGINIA BEACH — A state-funded care facility for Hampton Roads veterans could break ground next to the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, but it needs city...

To fight diabetes in Hampton Roads, prevention is key

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More people die of diabetes every year than previously thought, a recent study found. According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University, diabetes leads to...

Exercise yes, pills no: Doctors unveil guidance for lower back pain

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If you have lower back pain, the last thing you should do is take prescription opiates. That’s the gist of guidance released Tuesday by the...

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