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There’s a new president at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

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NORFOLK -- Carolyn Carpenter has been promoted to president of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, effective Nov. 1. Carpenter joined Sentara Healthcare in Sept. 2017 as...
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Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care

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People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent...
In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, handguns are displayed on a vendor's table at an annual gun show in Albany, N.Y. In a study looking at data from 2006-14, serious gun injuries including many from assaults sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over the nine years. Results were released on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Philip Kamrass, File)

Guns send more than 8,000 US kids to ER each year, analysis says

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Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of nearly $3...
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Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces

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Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There's no guarantee they will cover certain doctors...
The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate _ but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't always the same thing. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Science says: Sex and gender aren’t the same

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Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate — but to doctors and scientists, sex...
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Virginia Beach is accepting applications under expanded health coverage. Here’s how you can apply

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VIRGINIA BEACH — The city’s Department of Human Services will begin accepting Medicaid applications for the expanded coverage group on Nov. 1. Healthcare coverage for...
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Certain lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of breast cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common type of invasive cancer in women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, after lung...
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Breast cancer patients in Hampton Roads may qualify for this study

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Sentara Healthcare is enrolling eligible patients in Hampton Roads to participate in the nationwide Breast Cancer Weight Loss Study. According to the National Library of...

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