Have you ever listened to music to improve your mood or step-up your exercise program?
When school is out for summer and the whole family is together, a great opportunity exists to spend time together and visit new and exciting places. Unfortunately, the preparation for family trips can leave parents stressed, jaded and overwhelmed. Dr. Lisa Stephens of Sentara Pediatric Physicians in Virginia Beach offers some great advice on how … Continue Reading
Though we may be in a hurry to rush out to the pool or beach, there are a few tips you should consider to keep you and your family safe.
Honoring the past and strengthening our future is one of the strong feelings expressed at today’s celebration to mark the completion of Halifax Regional Health System’s merger with Sentara Healthcare. More than 150 medical staff members, staff, volunteers and guests joined the event. Halifax Regional Health System has been a gem serving the health needs … Continue Reading
Yoga for Cancer addresses cancer head-on. “We’re not afraid to say the “C” word (cancer) in class, and we encourage each other through compassionate self-awareness. Unfortunately, many of us have been touched by cancer. This class is a therapeutic way for people to deal with their fear, depression, anxiety, and fatigue,” says class instructor, Stephanee … Continue Reading
In honor of National 529 College Savings Day on May 29th, Virginia 529 offered babies at each Sentara hospital born closest to 5:29 pm on 5/29 a 529 college savings account valued at $529. The program is aimed at encouraging higher education and to remind families that it is never too early to start planning. … Continue Reading
Sentara is actively preparing for the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 throughout our company. Tools and technology upgrades along with training is underway! Sentara looks forward to a successful conversion on October 1, 2014 along with all others in the U.S. healthcare industry. So, what is ICD-9 and ICD-10? Today, the U.S. healthcare industry operates … Continue Reading
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Program Assists Patients in the Transition from Life to Death The idea began after she read an article in a trade newsletter. It was given life when she received a phone call from someone on the palliative care team. That phone call, the first request the Chaplain’s office received, requested that … Continue Reading
Music Therapy offers promising option for stroke patients Sentara Neurologist and musician Kamal Chémali, M.D. knows first-hand the power of music. He has collaborated with Music Therapists to help stroke patients reactivate the language areas of their brains using Music Therapy. After just a few minutes, one patient who had difficulty saying a simple sentence … Continue Reading
Written by Rita P. Smith, MS, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with Martha Jefferson Hospital, in Charlottesville,VA. Rita has over 35 years experience in the field of nutrition and disease prevention. Grills across the country are getting revved up as meals move to the outdoors. Grilling is one of the healthiest ways to … Continue Reading