Radon: The house guest you don’t want

Know your radon number

It’s thought to be the leading cause of lung cancer among people who don’t smoke. It’s radioactive. And it could be in your house. What is it? Radon: a naturally occurring, odorless gas. It’s found in homes in all 50 states, including Virginia. It’s a human carcinogen and a public health risk acknowledged by the Centers for […]

CHKD Health Center opens in Lightfoot

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Patients of Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters no longer have to trek to Newport News or Norfolk to seek special services. CHKD Health Center at Lightfoot opened its doors on Jan. 11 in the Lightfoot Marketplace on Richmond Road. It is the health system’s 16th location in Hampton Roads. The opening was delayed two […]

W&M professor wants to make the world better through child’s play

Dr. KH Kim, a professor of educational psychology at William & Mary,

Children need to play and burn off energy. That’s what recess is all about. But as a College of William & Mary professor knows, children also need active play time every day to foster their creative sides and develop into productive, successful adults. That’s why she’s concerned about a recent decline in creativity among American children, which can be […]

Flu widespread in Virginia for second week in a row, state health official says

Woman caught cold , flue, running nose, selective  focus on hand and  tissue box

For the second consecutive week, the flu is “widespread” in Virginia, according to the state’s Department of Health. For the week that ended Dec. 31, flu was widespread in the commonwealth, according to data collected by the health department and released Thursday.  For the week that ended Dec. 24, Virginia was one of eight states with “widespread” flu […]

Local father overcomes stutter with help of family, community and ‘Goodnight Moon’

Brian Sellers, who spent most of his life challenged by stuttering, relishes his newfound ability to read bedtime stories to his children. (Courtesy Heather Sellers)

Four years ago, Brian Sellers couldn’t read “Goodnight Moon” to his two-year-old daughter. The harder he tried, the more he struggled. Finally, his daughter requested that her mother read to her at bedtime. It was a difficult reality for Sellers. The rejection by his daughter wasn’t based on Sellers’ literacy — it was because Sellers […]