Take care of Your Health, Man!
Prevention is the key In a filing cabinet at my house, there’s a 2-inch-thick manila folder labeled “Suzanne Medical” that contains documentation from a decade or so of medical appointments — mammograms, annual physicals, that time I thought I had a gallstone, you name it. And my husband’s file? What file? It’s no secret that men are known for not seeking medical help until a limb is dangling or they’re bleeding to death or both. But like women, they’re not immune to health problems. In fact, WebMD reports that “of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women…Be the first to comment!
Know Your Care - Understanding your health and how to maintain it. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This age-old proverb certainly carries its share of credibility. It’s spawned several studies by researchers about the health benefits of apples. People around the world live by it by keeping their crispers crammed with the tasty treat. No doubt about it, loyalty to the apple is long lived because this proverb professes how good it is for us. Know what else is good for... Read more..
The evolution of the subspecialty of cardiology is widely considered being responsible for the greatest prolongation of life in industrialized nations. Advancements in science and technology coupled with the expertise of various medical experts in the field have contributed to a significant decrease in heart disease and heart-related conditions. Although heart disease continues to be a leading killer, the death rate by age and impact to population per capita during the 21st... Read more..
Retired nurse finds relief after suffering for four years - The news was devastating. Just months after retiring from a successful 41-year career in nursing, Richmond resident Patricia Smith* was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctor caught it early though, and Smith was otherwise healthy. After a double mastectomy in November 2011, the cancer was gone. Things were going well on most fronts, but Smith had one issue that many women her age deal with: vaginal dryness,... Read more..
In 2016, our New Kitchen, New Nutrition, New You series puts the focus on helping you get healthier in the kitchen — one ingredient at a time. Each edition of OurHealth will highlight small changes you can make in your food prep and shopping habits that can add up to a major positive impact on your nutrition and health. Our goal is to present you with suggestions you can use and build on that will help you create a healthier kitchen — and life — by year's end. Read more..
Local Health Updates
- 1/4/2016: The Little Clinic and VCU Health announce new health care collaboration
- 12/29/15: Bon Secours Medical Group Launches Online Physician Appointment Scheduling
- 12/18/2015: Bon Secours Hosts 'Spinning Babies' Workshop
- 12/15/15: HCA Virginia’s Buford Road Imaging Earns Quality Award for Patient Satisfaction
- 12/19/2015: VCU Health earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® recognition from The Joint Commission
- 12/15/15: Unique Offerings Elevate Midwifery Program at Bon Secours St. Francis