September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to focus on the disease that is the second largest cancer killer of men in the United States. The good news, however, is that if prostate cancer is caught early, the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent. Read more..
Even though summer is still in full swing, school will be back in session before we know it. Getting a head start on preparing kids for the new school year is always a smart idea, especially when it comes to their health. Read more..
Getting on the road to good health often is easier than staying on it. Many people today have or are at risk of developing common chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Oftentimes, those health concerns prompt them to visit a primary care physician. Read more..
We’re pretty much a sports-crazy nation. Many children are starting to play sports at a younger age than in the past, and we are ever more serious about our athletic endeavors. But our want to win can sometimes push us past our limits making injuries more and more common. 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. Read more..
Local Health Updates
- New CEO Named to Lead Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals
- American Red Cross launches Hero Care App
- American Red Cross Urges Families to Prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine
- Local Doctors Partner with Sports Organizations to Combat Childhood Obesity
- Bon Secours Receives New "A" Ranking For Hospital Safety
- Leading Central Virginia Organizations Partner to form Opioid Awareness and Recovery Coalition