Health & Beauty

Born Primitive Fitness Apparel is Work Hard Wear

Photos courtesy of Born Primitive Born Primitive is much more than a brand. When enthusiasts exercise in their “apparel of the driven,” they embody a work hard, no excuses mentality that has been a secret to success for this local…

New Dimensions in Dentistry

Remember when you used to go to the dentist or orthodontist, and they would mix up that putty-like impression material in order to make a mold of your teeth? Well, thanks to a modern innovation in radiography, the same thing…

Virtual Workouts to Do at Home

With all gyms and fitness centers on COVID-19 lockdown, getting in your usual workout routine might seem daunting. It’s easy to make excuses at a time like this but being dedicated to social distance doesn’t mean you should sit around…

Cancer Prevention Advice from Local Doctors

February is cancer prevention month. What can you do to put statistics in your favor? According to Dr. Mathew Sinesi, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Chesapeake Regional Cancer Treatment Center, the best thing you can do is to…

Wellness Wonder Woman: Kristen Crowley

Photo by James Patrick Photography For 12 years, Kristen Crowley slept an average of four to five hours a night. Her grind began at 2:45 a.m., she worked from 3:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then spent most of the time…

Preventives and Treatments for the Most Common Cancers in Men

Cancer does not discriminate. Whether these malignancies are caused by genetics, environmental exposure or simply bad luck, the road to recovery is harrowing and unfortunately, not always guaranteed. Men are particularly susceptible to a handful of cancers that carry a…

Blink Fitness Announces Grand Opening in Virginia Beach

National franchise brand Blink Fitness reimagines your daily workout with ultra-modern amenities and on-the-fly workout plans. The new gym is located in the Shops at Timberlake and will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 12 with food trucks, games,…

Top Doc of Urology: Dr. John S. Liu

There’s a lot to be said for environmental influences. Dr. John S. Liu is keenly aware of this. He comes from a family that is in the medical profession and, as a result, grew up in a setting where he was…

Top Doc of Urology: Dr. Eric Darby

Dr. Eric Darby always knew he wanted to be a surgeon. He found the operating room exciting, and he loved the idea of being able to help patients almost immediately. During his medical school rotations, he became intrigued with urology.…

Preventative Medicine: Healing and Wellness with Alternative Treatments

Dr. Marion Constantinides, Applied Health Professional Applied Kinesiology AppliedHealthVa.com 757-965-2476 Marion Constantinides was in her final term of her pre-med program at the University of Colorado when she realized something that would change her career path and the course of her…

Top Chest Straps for Fitness

These days, getting the most from your workouts means wearing a heart rate sensor that tracks your beats per minute. These devices can make you aware of when you need to push yourself harder or take a deep breath and…

Fitness and Nutrition Advice from Expert Jim White

What is it that you want to achieve? Do you want to lift heavier, bike further, run faster or eat cleaner? We all have ambitions that we want to turn into a reality. But what exactly does it take to bring…

Finding Specialized Care for Patients with Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory (particularly short-term loss), thinking and behavior. It is a type of dementia that slowly and irreversibly destroys memory and thinking skills. Dementia, on the other hand, is the overarching…

CycleBar Indoor Cycling Studio in Virginia Beach

I consider myself a spinning enthusiast, spending an average of three exercise sessions per week dedicated to indoor cycling. When I can't make it to the gym for a class, I rely on my internal motivation and the bike I…

Changing the Game Addresses Mental Health in Sports

This May, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and National Alliance of Mental Illness, Coastal Virginia chapter, are joining forces to break the stigma surrounding mental health in the sports community. The program, Changing the Game, invites former athletes, medical…

New Technology Provides Better Options for Cancer Treatment

The war against cancer continues to wage daily. As a result, doctors and researchers are tirelessly looking for new and improved ways to treat patients affected by this terrible disease, hoping to eventually put an end to it altogether. Some…