American Heart Month in February is a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. To assist in the road to recovery, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program treats patients who have recently experienced a heart health event, such as […]
Although 80 percent of women in the United States begin breastfeeding their babies at birth, many stop earlier than recommended by health authorities. Breastmilk, which contains cells, hormones and antibodies, protects babies from several illnesses and diseases. Breastfed babies have a lower risk of asthma, childhood leukemia and obesity, ear infections, eczema, diarrhea, lower respiratory […]
Everyone knows that a heart attack requires a rapid response for treatment in order to increase the patient’s chances of survival and recovery. Fast action also is mandatory during a brain attack, commonly known as a stroke, which results when blood flow and oxygen are cut off from the brain. When the brain is unable […]
Complications during pregnancy may signal heart disease later in life for women. Gestational high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth not only pose potential health risks to the baby and mother during pregnancy, but are also associated with an increased risk for heart disease later in life. While pregnancy complications have not been found to […]
Although heart disease remains the leading cause of death for Americans, many people can lower their risk by taking advantage of regular cardiovascular screenings, changing their lifestyle and taking any necessary medication. In fact, an analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last year, found that preventable risk factors account for half of all heart disease […]
As you get ready for your little bundle of joy, be sure to have these items packed for the hospital!
This blog was contributed by Hesed Mugaisi, MD, family medicine physician at Bon Secours Suffolk Primary Care. To maintain good health, it is important that everyone in your family has a primary care physician. Your primary care physician is the physician you see for physicals, annual check-ups, health screenings and when you get sick. They […]
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center announced today that orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark B. Kerner, with Virginia Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, was one of the first physicians in the Hampton Roads community to perform a two-level cervical disc replacement. The device, the first and only cervical disc replacement FDA approved for both one and two-level applications, […]
Dr. Apurva Patel of Cardiology Associates explains how CT calcium scans can help you detect heart disease early so you can avoid heart attacks.
Dr. Robert Lancey, cardiothoracic surgeon at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, explains how he uses Double Robotics technology to give his patients extra attention after surgery.