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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.
With New Year’s being the time for resolutions — those promises we make to ourselves to start exercising, stop smoking or lose the extra 10 pounds we put on during the holidays — how about making a resolution to head off poor health at the pass? After all, it’s been said that it’s “easier to stay well than to get well.”
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 Our Health, we bring these medical issues into the light—and dedicate these stories to the courageous patients and families living with them and the healthcare providers and researchers who commit their lives to treating and seeking cures for these enigmatic conditions.
With the holidays approaching, many of us feel overwhelmed by the temptation of tasty treats and savory dishes served during this time of year. This is especially true if you are trying to watch your waistline!
As a kid, trying to find solace in life was difficult. I was an intelligent but rather uncoordinated individual, not unlike a young Sheldon Cooper. I was into art, building with LEGO® bricks and playing computer games. Unfortunately, this was before "nerd-culture" became chic. Being bullied in school was a way of life, an everyday occurrence.