Stay Healthy During Holiday Travels
The stranger you sit next to this holiday season for your flight home might be perfectly healthy, but the surfaces that surround you both can be teeming with cold and flu viruses. Without a doubt, the germs lurking on every plane and train and in every station and airport can wreak havoc on your holiday travel plans. At best, you…
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Managing Type 2 Diabetes Never Takes a Holiday
By Nicole Anderson, Registered Dietitian It’s getting to be that time of year again – the time for holiday parties, socializing with family and friends, and lots of eating and drinking. It…
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Grieving During the Holidays: Coping Strategies Can Help
For someone who’s grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be especially hard. The time we take as Americans to surround ourselves with family and friends to celebrate being grateful is a painful reminder that not everyone we love is able to sit with us at the Thanksgiving table. In fact, if someone close to you has…
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Protect Your Newborn from the Flu: Get Vaccinated
Women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, should talk to their doctor about getting a flu shot. A flu shot not only helps protect a woman from getting influenza during pregnancy, it also provides important protection for her newborn. Pregnant women can get vaccinated for the flu during any trimester of their pregnancy, according to the American Congress…
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Health Screenings Needed to Curb STD Rise
Sexually transmitted diseases are affecting more people than ever, hitting a record high, national statistics show. More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2016, according to a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a sobering reminder that anyone who is sexually active should be screened and tested for STDs…
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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.