Health & Beauty

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…

How One Family Copes with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s

It was early in the summer of 2014 and husband and wife Roger and Ann Bolen were celebrating. After 25 years working with the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Ann was retiring. Avid travelers, the Norfolk-based couple decided to mark the…

Top 10 Foods for Brain Health

We are often told that age is but a number. We argue that beneath wrinkled skin and graying hair are brave, young souls. Although our spirits may not falter, our minds eventually slow and our bodies no longer sustain a…

Top Doc of Neurology: Dr. Ugur Yilmaz

Fifty-two-year-old Newport News Neurologist Ugur Yilmaz is a bit of a Renaissance man. Born in the ancient, cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey, he was raised in a diverse multicultural crossroads amid a family of humanists. Surrounded by architecture dating to…

Top Doc of Geriatric Medicine: Dr. Robert Palmer

Dr. Robert Palmer didn’t realize he wanted to go into geriatric medicine until he was already well established in his medical career. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, then left for Los Angeles after graduating.…

Top Doc of Geriatric Medicine: Dr. Jacob Almeida

Dr. Jacob Almeida of Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) has been interested in life sciences, like biology, all his life, and he’s always had an interest in helping other people. With those two things going for him, it’s no wonder…

The Dry House Set to Open Blowout Salon in Virginia Beach

As a military spouse, Georgia Huber has spent years traveling the U.S. with her husband, making temporary homes in Virginia and South Carolina, among other states. One constant in the Hubers’ lives, however, is their blissful getaways to Nashville, Tenn.…

5 Juice Cleanses to Try for an End-of-Summer Detox

For most of us, overindulging in good food and good times is simply a part of summer. The warm weather entices us with backyard barbecues and beachy cocktails, often placing our bathing suit-ready diet on hold. While August marks the…

Non-Surgical Ways to Achieve Skin-Tightening Results

To fully understand your options when it comes to skin-tightening procedures, it’s important to know a couple of definitions. “Non-surgical” procedures are those that do not involve actually cutting into the skin, as one might experience when having a facelift…

5 Reasons to Try BodyPump

Group fitness is an ever-growing fad, and for a good reason. Research shows that those who attend group fitness classes lose more weight, are more likely to stick to a workout routine and demonstrate higher levels of performance. Group classes…

Fruitive Launches 30-Day Intermittent Fasting Challenge

This week Fruitive launched their Intermittent Fasting Challenge, a 30-day health program that offers participants tailored organic meal plans, as well as discounted fitness options throughout Hampton Roads. The wellness program is spearheaded by Fruitive owner, Gregg Rozeboom, and monitored by…

5 Healthy Ways to Start the New Year

Jumpstarting a healthy lifestyle is never easy. You must compromise on your wants and needs, limit your indulgences and set personal goals that may be challenging to obtain. Despite the hardships one may face while making New Year’s resolutions, the…

Tips For A Child's First Trip To The Dentist

Childhood is full of firsts—first words, first steps and first birthdays. With every first a child experiences, their rush of excitement can also be accompanied by fear of the unknown. This is often the case with a child’s first trip…