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Four tips for anyone considering plastic surgery

Society’s understanding of plastic surgery has matured as the practice has demonstrated its ability to improve human well-being.

Improve your health during pregnancy and menopause

Too much calcium, through food sources or by taking supplements, set individuals up for an array of negative health consequences, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Type 2 hypothyroidism, hypertension, depression, problem pregnancies, dementia, heart disease, kidney stones, gallstones and more.

DoD: Troop suicide rates decline in second quarter

The second quarter report covers April-June 2014 and shows 70 suicides among active duty service members, 14 suicides among Reserve component service members and 20 suicides among National Guardsmen.

HCA Virginia hospitals earn top performer recognitions

HCA Virginia’s Chippenham, Johnston-Willis, Henrico Doctors’ Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals and John Randolph Medical Center have each been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013 by The Joint Commission.

Two Virginia hospitals among 35 Ebola treatment centers

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond and University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville are among 35 U.S. hospitals now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost.

Only 3 in 10 people with HIV have the virus in check

The HIV epidemic continues to threaten the health and well-being of many Americans – with more than one million people living with the disease in the U.S. and 50,000 new infections each year.

Questions follow football player's diabetes diagnosis

You're fired after learning you have this chronic-yet-manageable disease. Everything the doctors told you about living a nearly normal life seems like a lie. Your visions and hopes for the future-already clouded with this scary medical news-darken.

Governor's Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse recently held its first meeting to recommend immediate steps to address a growing and dangerous epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Virginia, with the ultimate goal of improving ...

How to get seriously healthy

It's time to take control of your health and there are several ways to get healthy.

Energy drinks are not the best for children

The term "energy" drink should be cast away because one expert says they don't give your body energy.

The importance of dental hygiene

Normal oral bacteria is fine but dentists maintain that it becomes a problem when putrefying bacteria starts to take over.

Protecting your skin from the sun during the wintertime

Don't put the sunblock away this winter. Your skin still needs it.

Signs of abuse and abusive relationships

Domestic abuse, also known as spousal abuse, occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person.

First U.S. Ebola casualty: Thomas Eric Duncan

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that Duncan was infected with the Ebola virus on Oct. 1.

Local officials ease concern about Ebola

With the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the country continuing treatment in Texas, local health-care providers have a key message for the Hampton Roads public: be alert and educated, but don’t panic.

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