A Matter of Balance
It seems like a usual day. Everything’s normal. Then it comes out of nowhere. You’re stepping off a curb and suddenly the world seems to tilt. Or, you’re going down the stairs and there’s no longer a step where you expect it to be. And down you go.Be the first to comment! Read more...
A functionally balanced thyroid gland is vital for the well-being of the entire body. To learn more about how the thyroid works and its most common ailments, OurHealth consulted an expert at VCU School of Medicine. Read more..
Medical expertise and compassionate care should always go hand-in-hand when it comes to treating patients. Going to the doctor or health provider can be an unnerving experience for many people. Professionals who incorporate The Golden Rule into their practice philosophy are ones that stand out in people’s minds for the better. Read more..
Yearlong program aimed at those with prediabetes - About this time last year, Earl Mason joined the local Chester Family YMCA. Diagnosed as a “borderline diabetic” a few years before, Mason says he’d been working with his physician and using diet and exercise to keep his blood sugar under control. But eventually, he started to get a little bored with his exercise routine, so he joined the Y. Read more..
This series explores diseases that can be devastating to the individuals and families they affect — yet no one is talking about them. That is, until now. In each edition of OurHealth, we bring these medical issues into the light and dedicate these stories to the courageous patients and families living with them and the providers and researchers who commit their lives to treating and seeking cures for these silent killers. Read more..
Breast cancer is an equal opportunity killer. It doesn’t discriminate. Class lines are not important to breast cancer. It has no color distinction; it observes no geographic barriers, no age limits, no income brackets. Breast cancer doesn’t even observe gender differences. Although women are more than 100 times more likely than men to be diagnosed with breast cancer, more than 2,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with the disease by the end of this year. An estimated... Read more..
Local Health Updates
- 10/28/15: HCA Virginia Hospitals Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety
- 10/19/15: VCU Psychiatry Professor Honored with Prestigious Award from the National Academy of Medicine
- 10/16/15: Bon Secours Virginia Opens Second Convenience Care Clinic
- 10/16/15: VCU Receives $5 Million Grant to Study Adolescent Brain Development
- 10/2/15: Complex Gut Microbiota Analysis is Unnecessary in Diagnosis of Cirrhosis, Nature Journal Study Finds
- 10/1/15: Grant to Expand Richmond’s Capacity to Address HIV Crisis in African-American Community