I’ve worked in Corporate Communications at Sentara Healthcare for the past 25 years. I am the editor of the Sentara Today blog, working behind the scenes to capture inspiring stories about our employees and patients. Currently, I am also working on Sentara Nurse, a new blog we just launched. I’ve had the opportunity to be closely involved in helping preserve our organization’s historical archives. In my spare time, when I am not blogging, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, reading, cooking, and practicing yoga as often as I can.
Written By Matthew S. Angelelli, MD Christmas is over, you rang in the New Year and holiday cheer has come to an end. So, now what? With less sunlight, shorter days and frigid temperatures, it’s common to feel slightly depressed as you patiently wait for the first blooms of spring – leaving many to wonder if … Continue Reading
Written by: Robert J. Riek, DPT, MBA, ATC, CSCS It’s that time of year again that many of us make a New Year’s resolution to exercise. We all have different reasons; for some it is to lose weight and for others it may be completing your first 5K or even a marathon. It is easy to … Continue Reading
Written By Matthew S. Angelelli, MD The holiday season is all about joy and goodwill toward others, but it can also be the season of heavy traffic and bustling crowds. To get you through all those post-holiday trips to the mall and the long drive back from Grandma’s house, here are a few helpful tips to make … Continue Reading
Written By Matthew S. Angelelli, MD When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. That’s why trying to prevent stress and depression in the first place is key, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past. Here are some tips to help you find balance this … Continue Reading
Just as the children are going back to school during the fall, many Sentara employees are also preparing for their own training and education to learn the new diagnostic coding system that all healthcare providers in the U.S. must adopt next year. Currently every U.S. healthcare provider and insurer use the ICD-9 system, a healthcare … Continue Reading
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children. However, receiving the diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming – especially without the guidance of a dedicated pediatrician. Dr. LaGora Brooks, Sentara Pediatric Physicians, chooses to take a supportive approach when helping parents work through the challenges of raising a child with … Continue Reading
It’s that time of year when everything gets busy and we spend a lot of time focusing on packing as much activity into the day as possible. Because you spend so much time focusing on other activities, you might be ignoring some key messages your body is trying to tell you. If you are experiencing … Continue Reading
With all of the new and coming changes to health insurance, it’s easy to get bogged down and overwhelmed in the details. Let’s take a look at the basics and identify the top 10 questions you may want to make sure you and your loved ones know. 1. What is Health Reform? The Affordable Care … Continue Reading
Frequents flyer miles, rewards cards, membership discounts — with all of these perks for loyal consumers, it probably shouldn’t have been a surprise to Orthopedic Navigator, Cathy Robins, when one of her return patients presented her with a request she had never heard: “Will you punch my card please?” And there it was, an official-looking Joint … Continue Reading
Back to school means back to friends, learning and fun! But, after the final bell rings every day, it also means back to assignments at home and homework routines.