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Improving patients’ quality of life, increasing their range of motion, and striving to help their days be pain-free following a surgical procedure are goals for all healthcare professionals. Proactive care in the days and weeks following a lumpectomy or mastectomy may greatly reduce both acute and chronic pain as well as minimize a patient’s long-term limitations.
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.
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.
Primary care physicians are our partners on the road to good health. They urge us to get our vaccinations and preventive health screenings. They’re the ones reminding us to eat healthy and exercise.
Breaking the Silence, an OurHealth special feature, explores medical and social issues that can be devastating to the individuals and families they affect. In each feature, we address topics no one wants to talk about. That is, until now.
Immunotherapy can offer permanent relief and help prevent more serious health risks.
As winter’s gray, daylight-starved, icy grip slowly fades with each flip of the calendar page toward spring and its promise of brighter days and warmer temperatures, a small segment of the population quietly dreads April’s return.
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 century is markedly less than during the 20th century. To learn more about cardiovascular care, OurHealth turned to two Richmond specialists.
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.
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.
Until recently, Tamara Chini was tired. All the time. At Fort Lee, where she works as a licensed practical nurse, she would sleep through her lunch hour. When she got home to husband Roy Jr. and sons, Alex and Roy III, she lacked the energy to do anything but go through the motions with housework and family.