October 28: Clinical Research


 Provided by Virginia Women’s Health Every year, millions of people volunteer for clinical trials. A clinical trial is a research study carefully designed to answer specific questions about vaccines, new medications or new ways of using known medications. Clinical trials measure the medication’s ability to treat a medical condition and how safe it is to use. Individuals […]

October 21: Packing Healthy School Lunches


Provided by Virginia Women’s Health Packing school lunches can be a time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming process. Here are a few tips we want to share: Pick the right lunchbox Plan ahead Get your kids involved Mix it up Make it colorful and easy to eat, but avoid convenience foods Avoid sugary drinks Include a note […]

October 14: Debunking the Myths of Mammography


 Provided by Virginia Women’s Health Chances are we’ve all heard (or used) one of the following reasons to delay an appointment or even skip a mammogram all together. Mammograms are painful The appointment for a mammogram will take too long I’m embarrassed by my body and fear what the technologists will think “No news is […]

September 30: Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a disease where bones become fragile and are more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, Osteoporosis can painlessly progress. Sometimes, the first symptom of Osteoporosis is when a bone breaks. Fractures in individuals with Osteoporosis typically occur in the hip, spine or wrist. While men can develop Osteoporosis, it […]

September 23: Fruit and Veggies More Matters Month

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September is “Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month.” Here are some reasons why fruits and vegetables are important parts of a nutritious diet: ·         They are convenient and nutritious in any form – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100 percent juice. ·         They may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood […]

Stress and How it Affects You


Infographic and information provided by Virginia Women’s Center A little stress is normal and can be good for you. But what if you’re experiencing lots of stress and don’t know how to control it? It could be affecting your health!   Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. […]

September 16: Mammography

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Over the past couple of years, the debate over how often women should have mammograms has continued to change and evolve as the results of new studies have been presented. The result? Unfortunately, many women are confused – and rightly so, as different professional organizations have different recommendations. At Virginia Women’s Center, we follow the […]

September 9: Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer can affect one or both ovaries. Ovaries are the two organs on either side of the uterus that are responsible for storing eggs or germ cells and producing the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer, but a yearly pelvic exam may help diagnose problems with the […]

September 2: Back to School Stress Management

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Whether or not you are sending little ones off to new classrooms this year, the anticipation of fall leaves and cooler temperatures signal a fresh start for many of us. While we often look forward to back-to-school routines and schedules, we also must acknowledge the stress and anxiety that can accompany this time of year. […]

WOW! Did You Know…….?


Did you know that Virginia Women’s Center provides Richmondmom.com with weekly health tips EVERY week! These short bits of valuable information help you stay healthier and you can find the resources you need to improve and maintain good health right at your fingertips. These women’s health professionals also provide you with important information about preventive […]