Author: K.H. Queen

Shoulder Pain Relieved by Hampton Roads Orthopaedics

Last summer, pain in his shoulder sidelined his golf game. This summer Dr. Adrian Baddar’s patient is back swinging the sticks and doing other activities he loves, thanks to a successful rotator cuff repair. Baddar, of Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and…

Eye Implants Can Give Patients 20/20 Vision

Meri had 30 pairs of reading glasses but could never find a pair when she needed them to read a recipe, read her phone or work on her computer. Now, thanks to a procedure called KAMRA Inlay, she is done…

Shoulder Replacement Technique Improves Recovery

 Shoulder replacement is becoming a fact of life as aging baby boomers deal with painful arthritis. Unfortunately, up to 20 percent of the 50,000 shoulders replaced nationwide fail—either immediately after surgery or up to 15 years later; these patients must…

Avoiding Injury During Fitness Training

Congratulations: you’ve decided to make spring training a part of your lifestyle to get healthy. You’re ready to hit the track, the trails or the open road on foot. But forget about ‘no pain, no gain.’ As you strive to…

Alternatives to Plastic Surgery

If you’re hoping to find your youthful face and lose your double chin—without invasive surgery—you have options for expert care in Hampton Roads. In most cases, you can go back to work the same day. Keep in mind that results…

Solutions for Helping Dry Eye

Although tears can be a sign you’re upset, not having enough tears is upsetting too—and a sign of dry eye. Up to 20 percent of the population suffers from dry eye, which makes your eyes feel irritated, says ophthalmologist Dr.…

The Eyes Have It

Your eyes not only are the window to your soul, but also the window to your body’s overall health. A thorough eye exam can reveal undiagnosed diseases and conditions such as high blood pressure, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis and diabetes.…

No Pain, More Gain

The excruciating pain radiated from Patricia Fox’s neck into her right shoulder. Advil didn’t help. Tylenol didn’t help. Pressing down on the areas didn’t help. She kept thinking ‘this will clear up and go away,’ but instead the pain got…

Get A Thicker Skin

Whether you’re in your 30s or your 80s or somewhere in between, you want to put your best face forward. With Fractional CO2 Laser treatment, you can look fresher and healthier—without surgery. The nonsurgical Fractional CO2 Laser stimulates your skin…

Battle Of The Bulge(s)

If you’re fighting the battle of the bulge(s) with your body, you’ll be happy to know that improved weapons in the fat fighting arsenal combine to give excellent results in body contouring, says Dr. John Mancoll of Mancoll Cosmetic and…

A Foggy Focus

Dandruff or frosted flakes in your eyes? That’s the simplest description of a particular kind of glaucoma. Unlike the dandruff in your hair that is mainly unsightly, this glaucoma poses a danger to your vision. But treatment is available. Just…

Stay on Your Toes

Ah, the agony of the feet. If you can’t get off your feet, you can make sure your shoes aren’t making your foot problems worse. The right shoes can even improve foot issues. Here’s what you need to know to…

Get a Leg Up on Summer

If your legs look like a roadmap, and especially if they hurt, you may have decided that this is the year you’ll do something about your unsightly veins. This is not your mother’s vein treatment—diagnosis and therapy have both improved.…

Scholarly Advice

As you plan your graduate school career, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing an adviser. Read on for a study guide on how to choose the right adviser for you and what to do if your…

Those Pearly Whites

If a whiter smile is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you’re in the right place. Depending on your budget and your teeth, you have a variety of options. Whitening Toothpaste The least expensive option is whitening toothpaste, says Dr.…

Screen Savers

Eyestrain? Headaches? Pain in the neck? If you’re over 45, wear glasses and work at a computer for hours every day, computer glasses may be your solution. Those who sit at the computer all day, especially those who use a…

Shoulder Work Ahead

If you’ve been forced to give up golf, swimming, bowling, gardening or other activities you love because of shoulder pain and loss of motion, a reverse shoulder replacement may give you relief, says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Martin R. Coleman of…

HRM HEALTH: Infertility Options

You’ve been trying to get pregnant for a year but get disappointing news every month. You’re not alone; infertility affects one out of every five couples who are trying to conceive, according to the Center for Women’s Health, with offices…

Wide Eyed

If you’re worried that wearing bifocal or trifocal glasses will give away your (middle) age, then consider trying progressive lenses—today’s progressive lenses are better than they used to be. But be sure to factor in time to adjust. “The progressive…

Back in Action

Maybe it started with yard work. Or a bad move during a softball or basketball game. You don’t have to suffer with debilitating back pain. The goal of pain management is to correctly diagnose your pain and then treat it…

Banish the Bulge

Back in post-baby shape except for the belly bulge? Feeling and looking fit, except for one or two spots that are out of contour no matter how much you diet and exercise? Cut out muffins, but still have the muffin…

Don't Get Blind Sided

Glaucoma can’t be prevented nor can the damage caused by this silent thief of vision be reversed. But once diagnosed, it can be treated and further vision loss can be halted. Diagnostics testing is better than ever before, and safer…

Mend and Bend

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ That’s part of the idea behind a new robot-assisted technique for knee replacement that makes it easier to replace only the bad part or parts of a patient’s knee. The technique, MAKOplasty® partial…

Keep Them Flowing

Varicose veins may make you want to leave your shorts packed up no matter how enticing the weather. But you don’t have to live with these ropy looking veins. Treatment is much improved compared to 15 years ago. Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue—they…