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Direct Access: Virginians Have A Choice in How To Start Their Recovery

Article by: Travis M. Jacques, MPT, Rehab Manager, Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy Have you ever wanted to begin physical therapy for an injury without waiting for a referral from your physician? Now, you can. Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy offers physical therapy services through Virginia’s Direct Access program, which enables people to see […]

Many Adolescents Missing HPV Vaccine

Federal health authorities are urging parents to make sure their children receive the recommended doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine to prevent infections, which can cause several types of cancer. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of adolescent girls and 60 percent of adolescent boys have not started the […]

Safety Tips Help Prevent Back Strain, Injuries While Removing Snow

Icy roads. Traffic jams. School closings. Another round of snowfall this week in South Hampton Roads presents numerous problems for residents – including back strains from shoveling snow. A national group of orthopaedic surgeons has issued some safety tips to help prevent injuries that can occur while removing snow. More than 119,000 people were treated […]

Be Positive: It May Improve Your Spouse’s Health

Parents have long taught their children that it helps to have a positive outlook. Apparently, optimism can especially help – the health of your spouse. After tracking 3,940 adults over the age of 50 for four years, researchers found that those who were married to an optimistic spouse had better physical mobility and fewer chronic […]

U.S. Vaccination Program Spares Millions from Disease

Vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the success of the U.S. immunization program, 129 people have had measles this year in 13 outbreaks, according to officials for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The recent measles outbreaks underscore the importance […]

Prevent Tick Bites, Lyme Disease

Nearly 95 percent of Lyme disease cases in 2012 occurred in 13 states. Virginia was one of them. The good news is that Lyme disease can be treated successfully with antibiotics if patients seek medical care in the early stages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As many of us in South […]

Allergy Sufferers Have Access to New Treatment, Allergy Drops, in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads allergy sufferers are bracing themselves for pollen season. And Dr. Christine Franzese, an otolaryngologist at Bon Secours DePaul in Norfolk is seeing more and more patients coming her way – especially with forecasts predicting a particularly bad pollen year. Dr. Franzese says medications and injections can help, but she’s now prescribing allergy drops. […]

Prevent Cancer Through Nutrition

We fight cancer every day when we exercise, wear sun screen and stay smoke-free. A healthy diet is another way many people can help prevent cancer. For people already diagnosed with cancer, eating nutritious foods also supports their treatment, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Whether you, a parent, or friend or a […]

Dr. Shiffman to Speak at Two Upcoming ACG Hepatitis Events in Washington D.C.

Join Dr. Mitchell Shiffman of the Liver Institute of Virginia and his colleagues April 12-14 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in downtown Washington, DC for two ACG courses. ACG’s Hepatitis School is a day-long interactive educational program providing an immersion in hepatitis C management and a clinical update on new therapeutic modalities and […]

Study Explores How Alcohol Disturbs Normal Sleep Cycle

A new study confirms what many people already know firsthand: alcohol does not help you sleep better. A couple cocktails in the evening may help you fall asleep faster, but it’s what happens later that leaves you feeling groggy, according to researchers who reviewed 27 studies on drinking alcohol and sleep patterns. The study will […]