Is weight loss surgery for you? It’s not a cure-all, but it can be a dramatic help.
This is the time of year when many of us are trying to make good on our New Year’s weight-loss resolutions. We’re furiously dieting and steadfastly working out, trying to get our bodies down to that elusive “ideal weight” goal. But for some of us, the goal isn’t merely elusive: It’s completely out of reach. No amount of dieting or exercise is going to lead to significant and lasting weight loss for us.Be the first to comment! Read more...
Polly Smith has a career that many of us would envy. She is a judge at the most prestigious dog shows in the world, including the Westminster Kennel Club show in Madison Square Garden, NY. In her younger years, she showed horses. Later, she and her husband started breeding and showing Welsh Terriers, then Chow Chows. Read more..
If you’re one of the 50 million people in America who suffer from allergies, you most likely greet spring with equal parts delight and dread, pleasure and pain, sunbathing and sneezing. Read more..
Have you ever seen someone smile with their eyes? How about disguise pain with a laugh? It seems that there is always more to someone’s story than what you can see on the surface. Read more..
You’ve heard the phrase you are what you eat? Well, not literally, of course. But there is some truth to that cliché. We should seek nutritionally dense foods (the ratio of nutrients to calories) to gain the most benefits from our diet — protein to help promote building muscle, fiber to help regulate the digestive system and carbohydrates to provide energy. There are also some foods said to increase our metabolism and burn unwanted fat. Our food choices alone won’t... Read more..
Every new year is a new beginning, a chance to make positive changes in our behavior, lifestyle, choices and health. Making significant changes, though, is a big undertaking. It’s best to start small, and we all need help. So in that spirit, we’ve assembled 17 quick tips that we hope will make the job a little easier. These tips are not meant to be all-inclusive, obviously, but think of them as a tasting menu on your trip to good health. Read more..
Local Health Updates
- Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals to take Part in March of Dimes March for Babies
- Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals, John Randolph Medical Center Receive Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award
- FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS OFFERED VCU DENTAL CARE
- HCA Virginia Hospitals Receive an “A” for Patient Safety
- Special Sales at May 6th Celebration of Crater Community Hospice Thrift Shop
- Parham Doctors’ Hospital Opens Adult Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program