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  • 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
  • Having trouble losing weight?
    Why you should talk to your doctor about surgical and non-surgical weight loss
  • Top 5 Nutrition Myths: Debunked!
    Dietitian breaks down common misconceptions to make healthy eating easier
  • The COVID-19 vaccine does not cause infertility
    Ignore rumors and misinformation; ‘no evidence’ that it can cause fertility problems
  • Cancer treatment headed for higher precision
    Honoring the 10th anniversary of radiation oncology in Culpeper
  • Protecting the people, for God and for country
    100-year-old World War II nurse shares her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine
  • COVID-19 vaccine brings optimism for assisted living residents
    Dot Moore shares her experience of living in a pandemic and receiving her vaccine
  • Eat right, live longer
    Diet is now ranked as leading cause of death in the United States, ahead of tobacco use and high blo
  • Here’s how to avoid running injuries
    Two physical therapists weigh in on proper training techniques and when you should see a doctor

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.
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.
Two physical therapists weigh in on proper training techniques and when you should see a doctor
Running is a great exercise for your health. It helps build strong bones and muscles, improves cardiovascular fitness and helps you maintain a healthy weight. But, like any physical activity, whether you’re an outdoor runner or a treadmill fan, it ca
Lymph nodes can swell as body builds antibodies
Women should consider timing their mammogram around the COVID-19 vaccine, according to recent guidelines from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI).
The list is changing as the population ages, making healthy choices more important than ever
Hispanics have intrigued medical researchers for decades by living longer than non-Hispanic whites, despite the barriers many of them face to securing health care.
Having three COVID vaccines that are highly effective is unbelievably good news
Three’s not a crowd in the case of COVID-19 vaccines. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Feb. 27, 2021.
With the COVID-19 vaccines continuing to roll out across the country, many women are wondering if it’s safe to receive the vaccine if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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.