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Cancer in the Time of COVID

Battling cancer is difficult enough without extraneous circumstances or complications. Trying to do it while there is an international pandemic going on makes the fight that much more difficult. But that’s exactly where Deanna McRae King found herself after doing…

Do Viruses Discriminate?

Our country ended the first quarter of 2020 entering lockdown over COVID-19—a disease to which no one was seemingly immune, but which claims Black and Latino lives at nearly twice the rate of white lives in the U.S. As the…

Tops Docs of Coastal Virginia

 Coastal Virginia Magazine 2020 Top Docs For over ten years, Coastal Virginia Magazine's Top Docs peer to peer survey has conducted polls in health care to identify the physicians other physicians trust most. It's almost like asking: “If you or…

Top Orthodontist 2016

One of the things that sets Klar Voorhees Orthodontics, P.C. apart from the rest is they are on the cutting edge when it comes to utilizing the latest technology in their treatment planning and modalities.

Pale Skin is In

For those of us living in Coastal Virginia, summer signifies fun in the sun. It’s a wonderful time, but it also means we all need to be extra aware of the risk of skin cancer. Dr. William Coker of Associates…

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…

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…

Fit and Fun

Story and Photos by Angela Blue Somewhere between childhood—where we absolutely couldn't wait until recess—and adulthood—where physical activity feels like a chore—we've ruined the concept of exercise. And the reason is simple: we've taken the fun out of it. Ben…

Hip to It

Cast away any preconceived notions that hip replacements are only for the elderly. While you’re at it, throw aside the idea that the procedure’s path to recovery is a long, drawn out affair. As a matter of fact, a larger…

ContraVan Mobile Boutique

Goldie is her name. And a boutique on wheels is her game. Mobile boutique ContraVan all started with a daydream. After more than 10 years in retail, ContraVan co-owner Tommi Long began dreaming up how she’d run her own boutique.…

When You Might Need the Guidance of a Life Coach

When Melissa Page Deutsch of Norfolk started Inner Voice Coaching about three years ago, she knew life coaches were needed:   “I stayed home for 12 years,” Deutsch explains. “Re-entering the work world was harder than I thought. I didn’t…

Kids' Medical Miracles: Back in Action

Sarahjoy Sanzone has had a life filled with more travel and more surgeries than most people ever experience. And she’s only 6 years old. Three days after arriving home with adopted Sarahjoy in the winter of 2011, Ashleigh and Eric…

Treating Tangier Island

Just a touch of sunshine twinkles over the Chesapeake Bay on a brisk October morning as Dr. David Kemp boards Sharon Kay III, a former crabbing boat that’s now used for tours heading to Tangier Island. Dressed in a fleece…

Coastal Virginia Magazine 2015 Top Docs and Top Dentists Reception

Coastal Virginia Magazine's 2015 Top Docs and Top Dentists reception was held Aug. 6 at Virginia MOCA. Saladworks provided a delicious, healthy and fresh dinner for attendees, and PC Duo Guitar Duet entertained guests with live music. Ice Art provided the unique hand-carved sculpture…

Kids’ Medical Miracles: On a Mission

The Virginian-Pilot honored only a handful of high school students from each local school this spring through their Scholastic Achievement Scholarship and Recognition Program. They call it their “annual salute to the best and brightest.” Among them was 17-year-old Samantha…

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…

Fighting Frizz with Summer Hair Care

With the super hot days we’ve had this summer in Hampton Roads, there’s no doubt you’ve been struggling to keep your hair styled and frizz free. Whether you embrace your curls or long for stick straight tresses, you’re probably looking…

The Makeup School by Sarah Rillon

Photography by Glenn Fajota Makeup and I have never had a strong relationship. I started wearing it in high school with a few staples: blue eyeliner, silver eye shadow and concealer that didn’t come close to matching my skin color.…

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…