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.

VDH reopens upper York River to shellfish harvesting

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has withdrawn the emergency shellfish harvesting condemnation of the upper York River effective immediately. The area was closed for shellfish harvesting due to sewage overflows in West Point associated with the remnants of Tropical ...

Prostate health forum brings awareness to Hampton Roads residents

A prostate cancer forum was held in Newport News this past weekend.

What you should know before beginning to juice

If you're thinking about juicing here are five pointers to consider.

Emergency closing of upper York River restricts oyster harvesting

The upper York River has been closed for shellfish harvesting following sewage overflows in West Point associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea. The closure is effective through June 29. The area is expected to reopen on June 30, ...

Annual kidney walk hits home for Hampton Roads resident

The Annual Hampton Roads Kidney Walk brought together individuals who know the effects of kidney disease and the need for donors.

VCU surgeon 1st in Central Va. to Implant magnetic hearing device

Daniel Coelho, M.D., co-director of the Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center’s Cochlear Implant Center, is the first surgeon in central Virginia to implant a new bone conduction hearing device that restores hearing. The device helps patients with single-sided deafness, conductive hearing ...

HPV and cancer

For many years, smoking and drinking were considered the dominant risk factors for cancers of the throat. But this week, The Guardian, a British newspaper, reported that the actor Michael Douglas believed that his throat cancer was caused by an ...

7 mistakes nearly all back-pain sufferers make

Back pain is one of the most common health issues in the United States, with up to 80 percent of the population suffering the condition at some point in one’s life. “But this exceedingly high number is just the beginning ...

Virginia Beach ranks 18th on annual fit cities list

Virginia Beach has ranked 18th in the American College of Sport Medicine's American Fitness Index.