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  • When the going gets tough, the tough get mindful
    3 ways to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into your daily routine
  • How can you best treat COVID-19 at home?
    Taking care of yourself and others
  • Should you be wearing two masks?
    Yes, because new strains of COVID-19 raise questions about protection
  • What every woman needs to understand about heart disease
    The No. 1 killer of women is also preventable. Here's what you need to know.
  • Bariatric services and weight loss – More than surgery
    Steve Daniels shares his remarkable weight-loss journey
  • What heart patients should know about COVID-19
    Evidence is growing that heart disease can lead to worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19
  • How serious is your heart murmur?
    It’s a condition you can’t feel
  • You’ve been diagnosed with heart disease. Now what?
    How you can limit risk of further damage
  • What to expect after getting the COVID-19 vaccines
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said certain responses are normal
  • Latinos warm to COVID-19 vaccine
    Strong Latino participation in phase 3 clinical trials is boosting Latino confidence in the safety a

3 ways to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into your daily routine
Deep breath in. Hold it for a second. Deep breath out. Focus on how that calming breath makes you feel. Better already? Getting started with mindfulness meditation is as easy as that.
Taking care of yourself and others
The vast majority of people with the COVID-19 virus develop mild to moderate symptoms, allowing them to be able to recover at home.
Yes, because new strains of COVID-19 raise questions about protection
Wearing an additional face covering — or a mask with multiple layers — is recommended as extra protection against new variants of the COVID-19 virus emerging in the United States.
The No. 1 killer of women is also preventable. Here's what you need to know.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in women year after year and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.
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.
Evidence is growing that heart disease can lead to worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19
As a cardiologist based at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Cardiology, Ara Maranian, MD, FACC, has a front-row seat to one of the COVID-19 pandemic’s most striking elements.
It’s a condition you can’t feel
It happens during most medical examinations. The doctor lifts a stethoscope to a patient’s chest, everyone stops talking and the doctor listens to your heart. If an unusual sound appears, well, you’ve got a heart murmur. But, it’s not automatically
How you can limit risk of further damage
Learning that you have heart disease can be discouraging, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said certain responses are normal
As more people become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s important to understand the technology behind the vaccine and anticipate some of the effects that go along with receiving the two shots
Strong Latino participation in phase 3 clinical trials is boosting Latino confidence in the safety a
Latinos were more likely to say they would not take a COVID-19 vaccine than non-Latino whites through much of 2020. That is until December, when the percentage of Latinos who said they would “definitely” or “probably” get the vaccine jumped from 60 p
How to support loved ones, when to seek help
While the coronavirus has taken a physical toll on many, the pandemic has taken an emotional toll and has significantly affected the nation’s already struggling mental health. Whether it’s the loss of a job, adjusting to social distancing and feeling
Why knowing the 3 S’s - symptoms, screenings and shots - can make a difference
“As hard as it can be to talk about cancer, the discussion can get even tougher when it comes to cancers of the gynecologic organs,” said Kevin D. Stocker, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist, UVA Obstetrics & Gynecology, a department of Novant Health U
Medical providers virtually assess and diagnose many pediatric conditions
According to Priya Tulsi, MD, a board-certified pediatrician at Novant Health UVA Health System Olde Town Pediatrics in Manassas, virtual care can be a solution for assessing several common problems in children and adolescents.
How to manage, beat and even reverse diabetes
Teri Travi, RD, CSP, LD, CDCES, coordinator, Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Novant Health UVA Health System Diabetes Services understands that Type 2 diabetes can be difficult to cope with, but it doesn’t mean it is out of your control
Charles LeBleu shares his remarkable recovery after MAKOplasty procedure
A few decades ago, the concept of performing surgeries with robots was little more than that: an idea. Fast forward to today, and robotic-assisted surgeries have become so commonplace that they’re sometimes the preferred method.
Change in seasons can be a difficult adjustment at any time, but even more so during the pandemic
COVID-19 is making a gloomy season even darker for people struggling with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD is a type of depression related to the changes in season.
How maintaining bone strength is vital as you age
If you’re a postmenopausal woman, osteoporosis is a major cause of fractured bones, which occur most often in the hip, vertebrae and wrist. “Estrogen is necessary for bone health,” said Victoria Camille Hammonds, MD, a family medicine and geriatr