Essential Oils: Consult Health Provider First

The lavender mist dancing from your diffuser may smell absolutely wonderful, but is it also making you feel calm? From the woodsy aroma of cedarwood to the clean scent of lemon, essential oils have become a staple in many homes nationwide. Chances are you either know someone who uses essential oils or you have a […]

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 risk of […]

Strong Core, Proper Form Help Prevent Back Injuries

Summer is a popular time to take a family vacation, move to a new home and get caught up on backyard projects. Although no one adds “back injury” to their to-do list, these popular summer activities can lead to injuries. About 4 million people head to their health provider for a back injury during the […]

Have a Healthy New Year: Take Advantage of Screenings

Resolve to protect your health this year by staying up to date with important health screenings and immunizations. A simple phone call to schedule an appointment with your primary health provider is the first step toward taking charge of your health. Screenings help detect illnesses and diseases early, when they’re often easier to treat. “It’s […]

Knee Pain In Middle Age: Start with X-Rays

If you’re one of the millions of people over 40 who has knee pain when walking up the stairs or every time it rains, you might think you need a MRI to discover what’s causing the problem. Here’s the good news: a simple X-ray may be all it takes. That’s because the likely culprit for […]

Simple Steps Help Prevent Falling, Injuries

The fear of falling for older Americans is a legitimate one. Falls are the leading case of fatal and non-fatal injuries among them. Every second, every day, an older adult falls – making falls the No. 1 cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Millions of Older Americans Not Getting Enough Exercise

More than 25 percent of Americans who are 50 or older do not exercise regularly and are physically inactive, according to a new federal health report. As a result, millions of people are missing out on many health-related benefits linked to staying active. Not only can physical activity reduce the risk of premature death, but […]

Locally Grown: Fall for Nutrition in Hampton Roads

Move over summer produce. Hampton Roads is about to deliver a nutritional knockout this fall with fresh oysters and locally grown fruits and vegetables. It’s one of the perks that come with living in a state that boasts eight oyster regions and one of the most diverse agricultural productions nationwide. From apples and asian pears […]

Trampoline Park Injuries, Emergency Room Visits Rising

As more families play at trampoline parks, the number of children heading to the emergency room for related injuries has soared, a new study shows. The most common injuries treated at the emergency room were for sprains and fractures. Serious injuries included open fractures and spinal cord injuries, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics. […]

Electronics Overuse May Cause Orthopaedic Injuries in Kids

Parents need to monitor the amount of time their children use technology to help them avoid hand and spine problems, a group of orthopaedic surgeons recommends. Whether it’s video games, the smart phone or the laptop, children who spend too much time using today’s technology are winding up with overuse injuries, according to the American Academy […]