February 24: Postpartum Mental Health


  There is a range of postpartum disorders that can develop anytime during the first year after your baby is born. These disorders can result from social stressors and biological factors. It is important to know that postpartum disorders are temporary and can be successfully treated with professional help. When many people think of postpartum depression, […]

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 […]

Richmond This Week: October 21 – 27, 2013


Click here to view the events for the coming week and beyond. Our comprehensive family-friendly event calendar makes it easier to find what you’re looking for when you want it. You don’t have to wait and get the event calendar on Monday – it’s here 24/7 now! Be sure and visit our mega listing of […]

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 […]

Prenatal Yoga Classes

Prenatal Yoga Class description: Join together with other mothers-to-be for a 90 minute prenatal yoga class to strengthen, stretch and relax in preparation for labor and birth. We will have a special focus on breath work and relaxation techniques that will be helpful during labor, as well as on poses to relieve general discomforts for a happier, […]

September 30: Osteoporosis

Virginia Women's Center

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

Virginia Women's Center

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

Virginia Women's Center

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 […]