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Health tip: The day after Thanksgiving, get right back into an eating schedule. Eat three meals. Eat breakfast within one hour of getting up. Eat dinner no closer than four hours to bedtime. The good news is that one big holiday meal will not do you in if you eat sensibly and exercise regularly the … Continue Reading
Thanksgiving is this week, and that means family time and the use of family favorite recipes. There are so many easy ways to slightly adjust your holiday recipes to be a bit healthier – perhaps lightened up the sodium or sugar content, for example. And this can help you enjoy the holidays with good blood … Continue Reading
Halloween is a fun experience for the whole family, from the costumes to divvying up the candy stash at the end of the night. Soon, pint-sized ghosts and goblins will be out and about, and Sentara Pediatric Physicians pediatrician Dr. Penny Lane shares a few safety tips on how to keep the night safe and … Continue Reading
It’s that time of year again…flu season. Kids are not only at a greater risk for getting the flu, but are also capable of spreading it to their friends and family. So, before this pesky virus creeps its way in to your happy home, take a minute to review this great advice from Laura Marcinczyk, nurse practitioner … 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
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.
We’ve all heard of swimmers ear, but did you know there’s another no-fun aspect of water recreation? It’s called hot tub folliculitis. And, no, you can’t just get it in a hot tub! Dr. Fanya Seagull of Sentara Pediatric Physicians fills us in on the dangers of this icky bacteria, so that our trips … Continue Reading
Sentara Healthcare awarded a “push present” of a different kind to nursing students at Thomas Nelson Community College. The gift? A human-like birthing simulator machine.