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  • 4 reasons your children need to see a doctor every year
    Annual tests and screenings can detect problems early
  • Men, follow this checklist to better health
    Tests you need, at every age
  • ‘You are not your wound’
    Area woman details how she found strength during healing
  • A nurse’s guide to having the best hospital stay when baby comes
    A labor and delivery nurse shares her top tips to maximize comfort during your visit
  • COVID, anxiety and the return to 'normal'
    Adjustment takes time, but you can do it
  • What men need to know about prostate cancer
    Early detection is key to better outcomes
  • Why people love the Mediterranean diet
    Registered dietitian details health benefits of adopting sustainable eating plan
  • Don’t hit snooze on your sleep hygiene
    Waking up on the wrong side of the bed can increase your risk for anxiety and other conditions
  • How to decrease your risk of stroke
    Spotlight on Stroke Awareness Month
  • Debunked: 5 common summer health myths
    Don’t let these misconceptions ruin your vacation
  • Concussions are a lot trickier than you might think
    Why 'playing through' a concussion is a bad idea
  • Bariatric services and weight loss – More than surgery
    Steve Daniels shares his remarkable weight-loss journey
  • Having trouble losing weight?
    Why you should talk to your doctor about surgical and non-surgical weight loss

Annual tests and screenings can detect problems early
Ask Denyse Bailey, MD, to list the four most important reasons children need to have annual checkups and she’ll surprise you with her first.
Tests you need, at every age
Many men delay or avoid visiting their doctor for an annual checkup. Gary DeRosa, MD, suggests a basic checklist of screenings that all men should have at every age. Almost all of them can be done during an annual physical exam.
Area woman details how she found strength during healing
After a mysterious illness left her completely debilitated, Ashley Miller couldn’t imagine the emotional journey that would accompany her physical healing with the team at Novant Health UVA Health System Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
A labor and delivery nurse shares her top tips to maximize comfort during your visit
The birth of your first baby can be one of the most exhilarating, emotional and anxiety-inducing experiences you will go through. Staying in the hospital can seem overwhelming for anyone and having a baby can amplify feelings of stress and tension.
Adjustment takes time, but you can do it
If you’ve searched online for some version of, “What do I do if I’m freaking out?” you’ve got lots of company. Google searches on “panic attack” and “anxiety attack” hit a record last spring.
Early detection is key to better outcomes
According to American Cancer Society, aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found among men in the United States. About 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
Registered dietitian details health benefits of adopting sustainable eating plan
For the fourth year in a row, US News & World Report ranked the Mediterranean diet No. 1 in six categories.
Waking up on the wrong side of the bed can increase your risk for anxiety and other conditions
We’ve all experienced that groggy feeling after a night of tossing and turning. However, persistent sleep issues can lead to potentially serious physical and mental health conditions.
Spotlight on Stroke Awareness Month
A stroke happens when a blockage or abnormality in an artery causes a lack of blood flow to the brain. When it comes to treating stroke, minutes matter.
Don’t let these misconceptions ruin your vacation
As you soak up the sun and hit the hiking trails this summer, don’t let common misconceptions and old wives’ tales get in the way taking good care of yourself or your family.
Why 'playing through' a concussion is a bad idea
Christopher Frymoyer, MD, a sports and family medicine physician with Novant Health UVA Health System Bull Run Family Medicine – Linton Hall, often deals with misconceptions about concussions among athletes and weekend warriors.
Steve Daniels shares his remarkable weight-loss journey
Weight can be a sensitive subject. But for the estimated 40 percent of American adults the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says are classified as obese, that sensitivity is often magnified by societal pressures to be thin.
Why you should talk to your doctor about surgical and non-surgical weight loss
Losing weight isn’t easy. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of U.S. adults attempt to lose weight every year.
Dietitian breaks down common misconceptions to make healthy eating easier
There’s a lot of conflicting information about nutrition that can make people feel confused about where to start. But, Stephanie “Steph” Grasso, MS, RD, a registered dietitian at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center, says the easi
Ignore rumors and misinformation; ‘no evidence’ that it can cause fertility problems
Despite misleading information circulating on the internet, women hoping to become pregnant have nothing to fear from getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Honoring the 10th anniversary of radiation oncology in Culpeper
On March 15, 2011, the radiation oncology division of UVA Cancer Care, a department of Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, treated its first patient. Since then, the department has seen tremendous advancement in the technology, e
100-year-old World War II nurse shares her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine
All eyes were on Elizabeth Lewis, 100, as she received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Novant Health UVA Health System’s recent clinic.
Dot Moore shares her experience of living in a pandemic and receiving her vaccine
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, nursing home and assisted living facility residents have been some of the most at-risk groups for contracting the COVID-19 virus. Many facilities established strict sanitation procedures and visitation restriction
Diet is now ranked as leading cause of death in the United States, ahead of tobacco use and high blo
We’ve all been told about the benefits of a healthy diet. What is generally less well-known is just how risky poor nutrition can be.