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 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 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 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 […]

Your Third Trimester in Pregnancy

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Content provided by: Virginia Women’s Center Congratulations on your pregnancy! Whether you’re a first-time mother-to-be or experienced in pregnancy, our team at Virginia Women’s Center will be with you every step of the way. We believe that children are among life’s greatest blessings and it is a privilege to help bring them into your family. […]

August 5: What is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?

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Weekly Health Tips: Provided by Virginia Women’s Center Pregnancy is typically a time of great joy and excitement. However, for some women, certain preexisting medical conditions can increase the potential for complications during pregnancy. For others, unexpected complications can arise that require the expertise of a specialist. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are obstetrician gynecologists who have […]

Encouraging Decline in HPV Rates


Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted disease that is passed through skin-to-skin contact. HPV is primarily spread through sexual intercourse, but it can be spread through any sexual contact. Since many people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from the virus, individuals do not always know they are infected […]

June 24: Nutrition Tips

In addition to regular visits to your health care provider and age-appropriate screenings, nutrition and exercise are foundations for a healthy life. Here are some suggestions of small changes you can make that will help you develop nutritious habits. Depending on your personality, you may wish to master one tip before moving to the next or […]

June 10: Preventing 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 loss after menopause because bones are strengthened when muscles pull on them. In addition, it’s important that […]

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes


What is gestational diabetes? When diabetes starts during pregnancy, it is called gestational diabetes. Women with diabetes (whether or not it is classified as gestational diabetes) need special care during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition that prevents the body from using food properly. The body receives its major source of energy from a sugar known […]