7505 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
Veronica Chufo
My Role

I'm a health, business and real estate reporter; a health blogger; and a health Web chat producer who also dabbles in social media.
My Biography

I joined the Daily Press in 2005. Before that, I was a reporter at the Erie Times-News in Erie, PA. I'm originally from small-town PA, somewhere between Erie and Pittsburgh.
My Interests

I take great delight in simple things: coffee (strong, with a little cream and sugar), baking (don't get me started on Christmas cookies!), traveling, reading, going to the beach, board games, watching sports with my husband (he's a Steelers fan) and participating in Bible studies. I tolerate running and prefer step aerobics. I'm a member of Bethel Temple Church in Hampton, Va.
My Recent Articles

Pets and chocolate don't mix -- take these holiday precautions 4/18/2014

Diabetes numbers triple, but dramatic decline in complications 4/18/2014
In a decade, three times more people have developed Diabetes Type 2, but there has been a major reduction in complications suffered. Those with diabetes spend more than 2 times as much as others on health care; cost to the nation is $45 billion annually. For the full story, go here:

Advance directives -- today's the day: National Healthcare Decisions Day 4/16/2014

New epilepsy support group will meet in Yorktown 4/15/2014
The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia has started a new support group in Yorktown. The first meeting is on Saturday, May 3, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tabb Library, 100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown.

Free boating safety class in Newport News 4/15/2014
The Newport News Police Department Marine Patrol is offering the Virginia Boaters Safety Classroom Course on Sat. May 17 at the department's Community Outreach Center, 10188 Warwick Blvd., Newport News .