Health & Beauty

Enjoy the Sun, But Protect Yourself

As you head outdoors to enjoy the beach, the pool, your garden or a nice walk don’t forget to face the facts—you need to protect yourself from skin cancer. There are several lines of defense from sun damage: protecting yourself,…

Tendon Troubles

It’s called tennis elbow, but less than half of the people who get actually it can blame it on playing the game, says Dr. Jack Siegel of The Jordan Young Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. “It’s basically tendonitis…

Shoulder Replacement and Teeth Grinding

Reach Out Imagine living with arm and shoulder pain day and night, relying on narcotics to take the edge off. On top of the pain, your arm and shoulder are nearly useless—you can’t reach up and out to flip on…

Getting Deep: New Norfolk Sentara Heart Procedure

New Hybrid Procedure being tested at Norfolk Sentara to get hearts beating normally again.   A new heart surgery now being tested at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk may give hope to people living with atrial fibrillation— irregular heart beat.…

Combating Cancer

Advances in treatment offer hope for a longer, better life.   Learning that you or a loved one has cancer turns your life upside down. But advances in prevention, early detection, alternatives to surgery and fully integrative care are helping…

Floored by Options: Different Options For Flooring

Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home... make that sole. Yes, we’re talking flooring, and you have more choices than ever. Read on for the pros and cons of each option. Tile Is Easy To Clean and…

Fight the Fat: Losing Weight For Your Health

Losing weight for health's sake - surgery can help.   Pleasantly plump. Overweight. Obese. Whatever you call it, being fat is not just about how you look. Those extra pounds can send your blood pressure soaring, trigger diabetes, cause heart…

Hip Replacement Surgery Is Better Than Ever

Advances in hip replacement surgery offer patients more options than ever.   When your mother needed a hip replacement 30 years ago, she probably stayed in the hospital for 10 days and then faced a long recovery at home. Today,…