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  • Painful, prolonged periods? You don’t have to live that way.
    A Q&A on fibroids with Dr. Stephanie Spytek
  • 12 things to expect when using an IUD
    There are relatively few side effects in most cases, but they can spark lots of questions
  • Can drugstore memory supplements really help?
    Straight talk from a neurologist about questionable claims
  • A remarkable recovery
    Ron Kunihiro shares his weeks-long battle with COVID-19
  • Parents: let's talk immunizations during COVID-19
  • Free-standing Culpeper imaging center set to open soon

A Q&A on fibroids with Dr. Stephanie Spytek
Fibroids are typically benign (noncancerous) cellular growths in the uterus that can cause pain or bleeding, or pelvic pressure or heaviness. They are very common and often appear during a woman’s reproductive years.
There are relatively few side effects in most cases, but they can spark lots of questions
IUDs are quickly growing in popularity as a form of birth control in the United States. There are relatively few side effects in most cases, but they can spark lots of questions for women.
Straight talk from a neurologist about questionable claims
Many people turn to over-the-counter substances in hopes of boosting their memory. Do they work? Which ones are most helpful, if any? Hema Gajula, MD, a neurologist at Novant Health UVA Health System Neurology - Haymarket, answers questions about the
Ron Kunihiro shares his weeks-long battle with COVID-19
There are many uncertainties surrounding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but one thing is clear — the virus is not formulaic in how it affects people.
If you have children going back to school, make sure they are up-to-date on immunizations their school requires. Otherwise, they can’t enroll.
When Donna Staton joined Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center as its new president in December 2019, she brought with her more than two decades of experience in operations and management, all in the greater Culpeper region.
While patients have historically received all of their imaging services close to home at Culpeper Medical Center, a Novant Health UVA Health System facility, some insurance companies are refusing to reimburse patients who seek those services in a hos
Hospitals need doctors, surgeons and nurses to treat sick and injured patients. To operate effectively, they need administrators, faculty and staff. But behind the most successfully run hospitals, you can usually also find a team of hard-working volu
“Prostate cancer.” Two words no man ever wants to hear, yet approximately 175,000 cases are diagnosed in the United States each year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). The Virginia Department of Health reports that 6,200 of those diagno
In the coming weeks, more people will be heading out to restaurants, worship services and family gatherings. Donna Duerson, infection prevention and control manager at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, offers advice on staying
How to stay safe during the warm summer months
With COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions eased, more people will be out, and more places will be open than we’ve seen over the last three months. It’s important to follow local and state guidance that determines when and how recreational facilities ma
Understanding the new condition and its relation to COVID-19
Pediatric physicians are no exception. When children across the world began exhibiting mysterious multisystem inflammation, pediatricians raced to find an explanation. What they landed on: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), result
How Culpeper Medical Center nurses got creative to help a patient in need
Starting to feel desperate for help, the Meisters got in touch with Brandi Taylor, RN, nursing director at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. Taylor, along with Kimberly Shirley, assistant nurse manager at UVA Obstetrics and Gyn
Safety remains the top priority against COVID-19
While medically necessary, time-sensitive surgeries and procedures have been reinstituted, Novant Health UVA Health System has prepared for the increase in the number of patients visiting its medical centers and clinics returning for delayed procedur
Knowing how to properly wear a mask is important when it comes to keeping your family safe
Masks or homemade cloth face coverings recently became a hot commodity after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that we should all wear one when out in public.
When to go and what to expect at local hospitals
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginians have hunkered down at home and only left for essential work, errands and medical care to help flatten the curve.
A psychiatrist explains how to navigate a new normal
The coronavirus outbreak has upended our lives – closing schools, gyms, bars, restaurants and sending gatherings like worship services and company meetings online.