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Choosing a Private School

There are a number of reasons to consider sending your child/children to a private school: small class sizes and highly qualified teachers provide a more one-on-one educational experience; they offer exciting and stimulating extracurricular activities not often found at public…

Improving Online Learning

Earning a degree online sounded like the perfect solution for busy professionals when colleges first introduced the degrees about 20 years ago. Yet, while the offerings have been a huge help, they’re not yet perfect: Colleges are regularly fine-tuning their…

Shoulder Replacement Technique Improves Recovery

 Shoulder replacement is becoming a fact of life as aging baby boomers deal with painful arthritis. Unfortunately, up to 20 percent of the 50,000 shoulders replaced nationwide fail—either immediately after surgery or up to 15 years later; these patients must…

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…

First in Flight—For Sure

“Have you ever been on an airplane?” The park ranger at Wright Brothers National Memorial stared back at a room of raised hands, myself included. The ranger then held up a monumental photo of Orville and Wilbur’s first flight. “Now…

Bye, Bye Burden

The idea of moving away from a home you’ve lived in for a number of years can be difficult, even a little bit scary, especially when so many wonderful memories were made there. But for seniors who are tired of…

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…

Eastern Shore Artisan Trail

Four years ago, the seeds were planted, and with the help of a dedicated volunteer team and eager site participants, Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail has blossomed into the largest such trail in Virginia. Officially launched last October, it now…

Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Welcome to the Outer Banks, a place that liberates the escapist in everyone. In addition to its natural beauty, these barrier islands have an abundance of privately-owned vacation beach houses that are a key part of the area’s appeal. Visitors…

Income for Life

Earlier this year, when Charles vonLindenberg was considering his retirement, he was certain he wanted to start his Social Security benefit when he was first eligible—at his current age, 62. Even though he knew he would get a higher amount…

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…

2015 Hampton Roads Fall Arts Preview

Theater/Stage Vertigo Dance: Reshimo Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Modern dance isn’t famous for explanation. Most of the time, you get an evening of graceful movement, dramatic lighting and incredible abs. Viewers are left…

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…

Eastern Shore’s 23rd Annual Between the Waters Bike Tour

With apologies to Kermit the Frog, it is easy being green. The 23rd Annual Between the Waters Bike Tour (Saturday, Oct. 24) proves that by pumping up eco-tourism on the environmentally fragile Eastern Shore and at the same time providing…

Outer Banks Fall Activities

The second season on the Outer Banks keeps getting better and better. The summer is a great time to visit, but the fall has become the perfect time for a weekend getaway or long weekend. Music Events and Festivals Music…

7 Tips for Retirement Happiness

Retirees have a message for people still working but wondering what life might be like once they retire: “Come on in; the water’s warm.” But they also say that it pays to plan, the earlier the better, because retirement might…

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…

Coastal Virginia Scholarships

If you have a graduating high school student under your roof, now is the time to start looking into financing the next step of their road to higher education. Obviously, the first course of action is to look into securing…

3 Ways to Prepare for College

High school students who are getting ready to make the leap from being at home to being out on their own have some exciting but difficult challenges ahead. Apart from being in a new learning environment that will probably be…

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. …

5 Things to Consider If You’re Considering Grad School

People go to graduate school for various reasons. For some professions, like medicine, law and academia, a higher degree is required. For others, the question of whether or not to go is not so cut and dried. Factors like knowledge,…

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…