Ticks: Fight the Bite Year-Round
In Hampton Roads, ticks love to bite spring, summer and fall. They’ll keep biting in the winter, too, if the temperatures are above freezing. While there are several tick-borne diseases in Virginia, the two most common are Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Black-legged ticks – formerly known as “deer ticks” – are carriers for…
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Prostate Cancer: Know Your Risk
Prostate cancer affects one out of seven men. Although it can be a serious disease, most men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Fortunately, prostate cancer can often be detected with a simple blood test. The test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in a blood sample.…
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Student Athlete Concussions: Rest Prevents Longer Recovery
The last thing parents want to think about when they’re watching their children play sports this fall is whether they’re going to sustain an injury – especially a concussion. Yet concussions are one of the…
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Physical Therapy Program Helps Prevent Falling
Every 11 seconds, an older adult needs emergency care because they’ve injured themselves from a fall, according to federal health statistics. As we get older, many physical-related health issues make us more likely to lose our balance. Vision and hearing problems, medications that cause dizziness and not staying active all contribute to the…
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Top Weight-Loss Myths Dispelled
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight and keep it off, you probably know it’s not as simple or as easy as some people claim. One reason you may not be making any progress is the amount of misinformation about weight loss circulating our society. From fitness celebrities promoting the latest weight-loss product, to your friends on social media who…
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Managing Your High Blood Pressure

Dr. Susan Szulc, of Bon Secours Medical Associates at Virginia Beach, discusses strategies that can help those suffering from or at risk for high blood pressure control and manage their condition - beyond the doctor's office.