‘It can get everybody:’ Local doctor diagnoses up to 15 cases of skin cancer daily

The most preventable cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, either from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds, according to the Centers for Disease Control. (file photo)

It’s a potentially disfiguring cancer. It can be deadly. And screening for it doesn’t generally require high-tech scans or anesthesia, just a trip to the dermatologist. Yet according to Dr. Donna Corvette, a board-certified dermatologist at the Dermatology Center of Williamsburg, 5335 Discovery Park Blvd., people often delay having a doctor look at a potential skin cancer, sometimes […]

Revolutionary spy series ‘TURN’ to film in Williamsburg Monday

Revolutionary spy caper

Another day, another Revolutionary-era costume drama. Colonial Williamsburg will get a star turn in a spy series Monday, so don’t be surprised if you bump into a production crew. AMC’s Revolutionary-era show, “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” will be back in the historic city for a day of filming Monday, March 6, according to a release from the […]

Hearing loss taking toll on today’s youth

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, almost twice as many people suffer from hearing loss than from diabetes and cancer. (Courtesy Eric Allix Rogers)

So much about aging is reversible. For wrinkles, there’s Botox. For vision loss, there’s laser eye surgery or corrective lenses. And for worn-out hips and knees, there’s replacement surgery. But when it comes to hearing, there’s no prescription or procedure to restore what you had when you were young. Which means people who regularly come […]

To fight diabetes in Hampton Roads, prevention is key

Nurse Diabetic A1c Diabetes Test

    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 12 percent of deaths in the United States, a higher percentage than previous research indicated. The same study, which was published in the journal “PLOS ONE,” also found diabetics have 90 percent higher […]

Makers of ‘Downton Abbey’ release trailer for ‘Jamestown’ TV series

A forthcoming television series, set in Jamestown, centers on the story of young women sent to the colony in 1619 to serve as planters' wives. (YouTube/SKY 1)

Women. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. That seems to be the theme of a 30-second trailer for a forthcoming television series about Jamestown. The show has the pedigree of “Downton Abbey,” whose creators are also on board with “Jamestown.” But if the “teaser,” as it’s called,  is any indication, the show’s general style is […]