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.

VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center moves into bigger space

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 ...

Smartphone app valid tool in screening for cirrhosis

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.

New book offers hope to people dealing with obesity issues

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.

Can Obamacare fix what ails American’s health care system?

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.

United Health Foundation Scholarships awarded to deserving students

The United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative recently presented scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing careers in health care.

City launches pet-friendly approach to promote employee health

Richmond has launched what it calls "an innovative" model to promote employee health and wellness while at the same time providing some much needed support to Richmond Animal Care and Control (RAC&C).

HU grant to combat health disparities in minority men

Hampton University (HU) has received a $13.5 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to help combat and reduce selective health disparities in minority men.

VCU seeks to build new pediatric psychiatric facility

The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is planning to seek building approval for construction of a new pediatric psychiatric facility to provide state-of-the-art clinical care for children from across the state.

Unwanted medical treatment is a painful nightmare

Imagine your 90-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease and is near death.