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Breast cancer in young women

Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11 percent of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger ...

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

VCU Health System open to talks on independent, free-standing children’s hospital

The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority Board has authorized senior management to enter into formal discussions with interested parties that could lead to an independent, free-standing children’s hospital in Richmond.

Drexel meningococcal disease death came from Princeton

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that the March 10 death of a Drexel University from serogroup B meningococcal disease was caused by a strain from Princeton University’s serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak. They matched the strain by ...

Celebrate healthy living enjoy the taste of eating right

What exactly is National Nutrition Month®? Launched in 1973, it is a national education and information campaign promoted annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices ...

VBS celebrates BHM by honoring blood bank inventor

The processes of blood collection, storage and transfusion owes a huge thanks to Dr. Charles Richard Drew, the African-American doctor who not only pioneered large-scale blood banks during World War II but also envisioned blood drives and the use of ...

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donors with types O, A- and B-

As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 280 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due ...

Governor proposes new mental health funding

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) will include funding for mental health services in his upcoming budget. He will also sign an executive order forming a "Mental Health Task Force" to make further recommendations for reforms.

HCA Virginia's Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals receive accreditation for vascular testing

Chippenham and Johnston-Willis were recently granted with a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing by the IAC.

Richmond recognizes HCA firefighter physical program

The program, which focuses on medical, fitness, rehabilitation and behavioral health, proactively changes a routine physical into an integrated evaluation by top medical staff, coupled with advanced biometric screenings.

Why ‘cheating’ on your diet can actually help you lose weight

Dieting is as much about the mind as it is about the body, and most people have a difficult time staying with any sort of very strict regimen, says Sebastien Hebbelinck, a 20-year-plus veteran of the nutraceutical industry.

Norfolk seeks end to minority health disparities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human has set a goal for the nation to end health disparities.

VCU receives grant to study genetic markers for chronic depression

Depression affects nearly 15 million American adults in a given year and is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15-44.

Va. Beach holds allergy awareness fair

Members of the Food Allergy Association Virginia Beach chapter recently held an eduction and awareness fair.

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