Tips for National Dental Hygiene Month

While most parents will make sure their kids brush after eating their treats, National Dental Hygiene Month in October encourages a fuller approach to oral health.

Dr. Blumberg discusses handling asthmatic students

Internal and external factors can trigger asthmatic reactions where ones airways swell and the muscles around their airways tighten making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. One major concern for schools is how to ...

Health and Human Services helps consumers navigate health care coverage options

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell pronounced $60 million in Navigator grant awards to 90 organizations in states with federally-facilitated and state partnership Marketplaces. These awards support preparation and outreach activities in year two of Marketplace enrollment and ...

Bon Secours Hampton Roads to offer free drive-thru flu shots

Bon Secours Hampton Roads has declared September 27 "Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Day".

Severe cluster headaches increase suicide rates

Cluster headaches are reportedly so agonizing, people have committed suicide just to escape the pain!

Hampton VA Medical Center improves training after audit

After an internal audit showed only 50 percent of appointed schedulers surveyed knew the correct way to enter key information into the system, the Hampton VA Medical Center is working aggressively to train them on how to do the task ...

Promoting the benefits of breastfeeding

Bon Secours is committed to helping moms succeed at breastfeeding by offering classes and nursing mothers’ support groups through their Love and Learn program, practicing Family Centered Maternity Care with access to Lactation Consultants during mom and baby’s hospital stay, ...

Nutrients that offer that younger feeling

Don’t resort to caffeine and other stimulants for a temporary energy boost. There are nutrients that can help you feel younger.

VCU evaluates using plasma earlier in trauma patients

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is conducting a study to evaluate the use of fresh frozen plasma, a component of blood that enables clotting, when emergency services personnel reach a patient rather than when the patient arrives at the hospital.

Urgent call for blood and platelet donors

Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross ...

Protecting women's access to birth control

The Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act comes on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby.

VCU Medical Center wins national top honor for safety and quality

The American Hospital Association has recognized the VCU Medial Center for its leadership.

Former model’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis thrusts disease in the spotlight

Now, former model, restaurateur and decorator B. Smith has announced she has Alzheimer’s. The news began to circulate early Friday morning, as a of Smith’s interview with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook was posted online. The full ...

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010, according to a report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in four people ...

CDC: Thousands sent to the ER by preventable pool chemical injuries

Nearly half of these preventable injuries were in children and teenagers and more than a third occurred at a home. Pool chemical injuries were most common during the summer swim season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and almost half ...