Health Archive

Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH A raccoon tested positive for rabies today after fighting with a pet dog in Alanton, according to an emergency alert sent from the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health. The alert went out at 7 tonight, notifying residents a raccoon was found earlier in the day in the 1400 block of North Woodhouse Road. The raccoon is dead.

Around Town | Children's urgent care center coming to Va. Beach

What’s under construction at Loehmann’s Plaza at the former Bally’s location? - Vickie Kozub Another health-related endeavor will come to the site of the former Bally Total Fitness gym, which more recently was Onelife Fitness. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters will offer urgent care and sports medicine services.

Students can get free vaccines in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH The Portsmouth Health Department is offering free immunizations for kindergartners and rising sixth-graders. The clinics will be at the main office, 1701 High St., on Saturday from noon-4 p.m.; Aug. 26, 3-7 p.m.; and Aug. 29, noon-2 p.m. Walk-in immunization hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-11 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m.

Virginia Beach man spent years looking for his biological mother

VIRGINIA BEACH Preston Jones was 5 when he stumbled upon his birth certificate in a lockbox in the family basement. A second certificate, tucked in the same spot, had the same birthplace, Westchester County, N.Y., and the same birth date, Oct. 10, 1962, 5:36 a.m. But there was one big difference: the name. Rodney Snell.

Guides available to help caregivers manage finances of relatives

State and federal officials launched an initiative Monday to help caregivers manage the finances of relatives and friends who can no longer do it because of cognitive problems.

$9.4 million chopper to serve emergencies on Outer Banks

MANTEO, N.C. Dare County's new medical helicopter can fly in tropical storm winds and guide itself through fog and darkness, pitting the latest in flight technology against the tough Outer Banks environment. The H145 Airbus is set to begin its service next month, said chief pilot Chad Jones.

Chesapeake's Bra-ha-ha benefit gets underway with decorating events

The mood was quite uplifting inside Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach, just outside the entrance to Dillard's on Aug. 8. Music blared as the DJ explained why an array of festive bras was on display. "Welcome to the Bra Decorating Party!"

Amid cancer treatments, Jane Gardner launches pre-emptive strike against hair loss

NORFOLK A few weeks into chemotherapy, her hair had already started to thin. Soon it would be coming out in clumps, just as it did 15 years ago. But this time, Jane Gardner decided she wouldn't wait for the inevitable. She would launch a pre-emptive strike.

Eastern Virginia Medical School researcher to target teens' e-cigarette use

NORFOLK An Eastern Virginia Medical School researcher has won a $431,000 grant to study teens' opinions of electronic cigarettes and to develop a campaign to discourage their use.

Lifeguards rescue 22 people Sunday at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

VIRGINIA BEACH Ryan Brown thought the screech of the lifeguard's whistle was for him. But when he looked around, he saw a young woman farther out struggling in the water. "She looked at me and said, 'I need help,' " said the 23-year-old Pennsylvania man who came to the Oceanfront for a long weekend.

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