Health Archive

Free flu vaccines offered by two health systems

Two hospital systems will have free drive-through flu shots at locations across Hampton Roads on the next two Saturdays. Sentara will offer the shots Saturday. Bon Secours will offer them Oct. 17. The Affordable Care Act requires that flu vaccines be covered by insurance, so free shots are generally also available at doctors' offices, drugstores and grocery stores.

Clinics coming to 2 local Farm Fresh stores

You'll soon be able to have a health practitioner check out your stuffy sinuses and other ailments while you shop at several Farm Fresh locations.

Health clinic coming to Virginia Beach grocery store

VIRGINIA BEACH In addition to ordering fresh sushi and a Starbucks Frappuccino at your local Farm Fresh, you’ll soon be able to have a health practitioner check out your stuffy sinuses and other ailments.

Buses and hospitals operating normally, officials say

NORFOLK Hampton Roads Transit will continue monitoring weather conditions and make route or schedule adjustments if needed, spokesman Tom Holden said. "We don't want run buses through high water because the water gets into the mechanism that deploys the wheelchair ramp. That's one of our biggest problems," he said.

1,040 patients notified of security breach at Sentara Heart Hospital

NORFOLK The August theft of two portable hard drives from Sentara Heart Hospital's electrophysiology labs led hospital officials to send letters about a security breach this week to 1,040 patients.

EVMS receives $2.7 million NIH grant to study placenta

NORFOLK Eastern Virginia Medical School has received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the placenta for early clues to pregnancy problems.

It's that time of year again: Fall weather takes a toll on kids’ health

Dr. Cynthia Kelly didn't need a calendar or a cellphone alert to remind her that autumn arrived last week. The pediatric allergy and asthma specialist had a waiting room full of patients at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters who were wheezing, sniffling and rubbing at watery eyes. Three things happen this time of year to cause an uptick in misery:

Raccoon that fought with dogs in Norfolk tests positive for rabies

NORFOLK A raccoon tested positive for rabies after it had a run-in with two dogs Monday. It happened in the 7000 block of N. Shore Road, according to a news release from the Norfolk Department of Public Health. No humans were exposed. Residents of that area are reminded to keep their pets' vaccinations up to date and to report bites or scratches from wild animals to the Health Department.

National yoga festival coming to Virginia Beach in October

Virginia Beach Drishti Fest, a four-day national yoga festival, will be coming to Virginia Beach Oct. 8 through 11 at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. The festival will bring in 10 internationally known instructors as well as more than 25 from the area. The classes will range from novice to advanced, and cover various types of yoga.

Rabid cat found at Virginia Beach Sportsplex

VIRGINIA BEACH Health officials are warning residents about a rabid cat found at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex last week.

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