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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Chippenham and Johnston-Willis were recently granted with a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing by the IAC.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human has set a goal for the nation to end health disparities.
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.
Members of the Food Allergy Association Virginia Beach chapter recently held an eduction and awareness fair.
An ever-growing enterprise, the Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center recently moved into an expanded space. Still located in the Billy Reynolds Jr. Building (6605 W. Broad St.), the center needed an updated space to accommodate more room ...
A smartphone app can quickly screen for cognitive dysfunction often found in patients with cirrhosis, according to a new Virginia Commonwealth University study. The cognitive dysfunction, known as minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE), has been difficult to diagnose.
Lynette Goode’s new book “Determined to Live: How I Endured 48 Surgeries Due to Gastric Bypass” ia meant to heighten awareness about obesity through her personal struggle with the issue.
Richmonders, as well as the nation, stand divided on the topic of universal health care. Many are simply sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to see if the new health care reform plan does what it promises.
The United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative recently presented scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing careers in health care.