Allergy alert: yes, it’s really bad out there

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For most people, the green-yellow dust on cars of late can mean only one thing — a pollen explosion with a high alert for allergy sufferers.   But it’s a good thing to at least one person — Becky Collie.  Collie is known as ‘the pollen lady’ among folks at Allergy Partners in Richmond who […]

Historic Triangle nonprofit shines light on autism during April

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More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder, according to data from the Autism Society. For parents with children diagnosed, finding affordable and nearby services are important to long-term development, therapy and care. One Williamsburg woman, Julie Cullifer, whose own child is autistic, took matters into her own hands.   She co-founded the […]

Getting a move on with the Express Track joint replacement option

Sentara OrthoJoint® Center provides patients with a new way to get back to doing the activities they enjoy most.”

  When joint pain starts to keep you from enjoying life, it’s time to consider your options.  Therapy, medications, exercise and some injectable treatment may provide some relief. If not, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.    Most people are reluctant to commit to elective surgery due to loss time away from […]

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Group medical visits key with managing diabetes

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Healthier lifestyles, including regular exercise and better eating habits are all goals most diabetes patients are striving for. Kendra Robinson, a certified diabetes educator at Old Towne, believes these goals, plus learning from each other in a group setting is essential in managing the disease. At Old Towne Medical Center, group medical visits are an […]

Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. John Barley talks about “overuse” injuries

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Parents of driven young athletes know there are few things worse than a season-ending injury: an ankle twists, the ligaments that give a knee its flex get pulled too far and snap, an on-field collision produces a concussion. While those injuries are often the result of bad luck and at-play trauma, many injuries that sideline […]

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Williamsburg soccer coach says early proper training can prevent later concussions

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Female high school athletes – especially soccer players — face a higher risk of concussions than their male counterparts. These are the findings of recent study presented during the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. One explanation for the finding might be because girls’ neck muscles are less developed than boys’, so […]

Sentara Williamsburg fighting in-hospital infections with copper

Based on a recent clinical trial at Norfolk’s Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg will begin using anti-microbial copper-infused sheets, gowns, bed handrails and bedside tables. (Courtesy Sentara)

Patients at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center will be seeing copper this year. Based on a recent clinical trial at Norfolk’s Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg will begin using anti-microbial copper-infused sheets, gowns, bed handrails and bedside tables, Sentara said in a release. The copper-infused linens come in tan and salmon colors. The move comes in […]

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