Great Days of CPR, Free Health Screenings, and Kids Events at West Creek June 8


HCA’s West Creek Emergency Center is making it easier than ever to learn a valuable life-saving skill! On Saturday, June 8, 2013, they are hosting Great Days of CPR with free 30-minute, hands-only, non-certification CPR classes to teach core skills of CPR and AED. This can possibly mean the difference between life and death in [...]

Caring for an Elderly or Dying Parent: Handling the Issues


Some of you may be living the difficult challenge in your lives of dealing with elderly, unhealthy parents or others. Recently having made the decision with my husband that it was time to move his mother to a Richmond Assisted Living Facility, we know that the anxiety, pain, stress, and hurt can be overwhelming. Even [...]

What a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Can Do For You

nurse practitioner

We hear from women all the time about the special relationship they have with their nurse practitioner at Virginia Women’s Center. In honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 11-17, we wanted to remind our patients that a nurse practitioner makes a great health care provider for many of your routine care needs–whether you are [...]

Preventing Osteoporosis

Virginia Women's Center

Last week’s blog post focused on the symptoms, risk factors and detection of Osteoporosis. While certain factors can increase one’s risk for Osteoporosis, there are some measures that all women can take to help prevent the development of Osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercises and muscle-strengthening exercises can help women increase bone mass before menopause and slow bone [...]

Great Savings on Hydrafacial at Westhampton Health & Wellness


Westhampton Health & Wellness is now open at 505 Libbie Avenue, just around the corner from Grove avenue. They offer innovative skin rejuvenation treatments and all providers are board-certified medical professionals. They are offering an introductory special for new clients – the Hydrafacial ™ procedure is offered at an unbelievable value (see video below). They [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Cancer Connection: September 27


Join VCU Massey Cancer Center at the Richmond Downtown YMCA on 2 W. Franklin Street on Thursday, September 27. Diane B. Wilson, Ed.,D., R.D., of VCU Massey Cancer Center will discuss the connection between healthy lifestyle habits and cancer. The class is free and open to all, but advance registration is preffered. If you are [...]

Join Us for an incredible Girls Day Out with HCA at The Jefferson

HCA Spirit of Women Girls Day Out 2011

In 2010, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the inaugural HCA Girls Day Out at The Jefferson. This year, it’s back again and with even more classes and offerings for just a simple $25 fee if you’re a Spirit of Women Member (simply requires signing up online here.) The big day is [...]