Author: Karen Haywood Queen

Quick-Healing Hip and Knee Replacements

As you consider a hip or knee replacement, you may be concerned about being sidelined for weeks from your job, golf game or grandkids. Not to worry. Thanks to new surgical techniques and pre-operation planning, today’s joint replacement patients are…

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Customized, laser-assisted cataract surgery helps patients get through surgery with less pain, recover faster and see more clearly the same day, says ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Iacobucci of Tidewater Eye Centers. A cataract is a condition when the proteins in the…

Top Doc for Kids: Michelle Brenner

Some physicians look back on childhood doctor visits as an inspiration for their career. Not Michelle Brenner, the physician who received the most votes in the category of pediatrics in Coastal Virginia Magazine’s 2015 Top Docs survey. “I had tons…

Trends in Dentistry

A generation or two ago, one of the rites of passage into middle age was a full set of dentures. Thankfully, that has changed, and more people are keeping their own teeth beyond middle age and into their golden years.…

How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Overall Health

That missing molar or other tooth means more than a gap in your smile. Vanity aside, replacing that tooth can improve your overall health. Consider any boost in your appearance to be a bonus. When a tooth is lost, the…

Body Contouring at The Hague Center

After people do the hard work before, during and after weight-loss surgery, they’re not finished reshaping their bodies. They may have lost 100 pounds or more of fat, but they’re left with sagging skin from head to toe. That’s where…

5 Ways to Improve Eyesight Without Glasses or Contact Lenses

If you’re not a candidate for Lasik corrective eye surgery, you may have resigned yourself to a lifetime of fumbling for glasses or contact lenses every morning. But there are options that can help you see clearly without corrective lenses. …

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Relief

After years of back pain, some people finally go to their physician. They’re not sure where the pain is coming from—but they are sure that they’re ready for a fix. Often the cause is the sacroiliac joint, says Dr. John…

Coastal Virginia Home and Garden Tours

The Garden Club of Virginia celebrates Historic Garden Week April 18–25 with home and garden tours. Here’s your guide to a week of delightful homes and gardens in Coastal Virginia with plenty of water, history, art and fun for all.…

Relief from Back Pain

You’ve already lived with the pain in your back, neck or other joints for months. Now that you’ve decided to seek treatment, you’re ready to start making progress. You’ve got a marathon to run, a baby to take care of,…

Biking In Hampton Roads

In February 2013, 5 miles was a long ride for Seth Nelson of Norfolk. Then the stay-at-home dad bought a bike trailer for his son and started riding in the Norfolk Botanical Garden. “I didn’t consider myself confident enough to…

Hospitals 2014

Dealing with emergencies, surgeries and intensive care can be very traumatic. When you or someone you know requires specialized medical attention, it’s not only important to have a good doctor, but a quality hospital as well. Following you will find…

Money Matters

Financial savvy peaks in your 50s to 70s, according to a recent study. After that, it’s a fast ride downhill—putting your financial future at risk, says Lewis Mandell, author of What to Do When I Get Stupid. Mandell outlines steps…

Fighting the Good Fight

Every day in ninth grade, Portia, Samantha, Linda and Sarah teased me, shoved me, kicked me, pinched me and hit me during the 45-minute bus ride to and from school. That was year four of six years of bullying. Bullying…

Taking Credit

When many of today’s parents went to school, high schools offered just a handful of advanced placement (AP) classes, perhaps in biology, calculus, chemistry and English—mostly senior year. Today’s high school students can take AP classes starting freshman year in…

Multiple Choices

Public school? Independent school? Catholic school? Christian school? Making decisions about our children’s schooling is a daunting task. If you’re thinking about fall now, congratulations. Now is the time to do your homework for the next school year. Even if your child is entering preschool or kindergarten, if you’re considering a…

Excellence in Nursing 2012 Winners

Photos by Jim Pile We know doctors and surgeons aren’t the only important people providing medical care to you and your family. So we established our first annual Excellence in Nursing contest to call attention to some of the often…

HRM Top Teachers

Photos by Jim Pile We put you to the test in our latest contest, and we have to say, you really aced it. Students, fellow educators, parents and readers all raised their hands to nominate and then vote on their…

Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center—

By the end of the afternoon, a line of trawlers, catamarans, and other sailboats are docking along the 150-foot pier at the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center. Most captains put out their boat bumpers as they approach, signaling to the…

Locks, Logs and Lingering

The Pasquotank River churns and foams as the South Mills, N.C. lockmaster calls down to us and then opens the gate to allow our small boat inside. The Dismal Swamp Canal and another world await eight feet higher on the…