May 27: Breast Self-Awareness

In addition to regular screening mammograms and clinical breast exams, some women choose to perform a formal step-by-step breast self-exam and others prefer a visual inspection. No matter the technique you choose (both can be performed in the comfort of your own home and without any formal training), it’s important that you are aware of […]

May 20: Melanoma Awareness Month

As we plan to spend more time in the sun during the summer months, it is important to prevent skin cancer by protecting ourselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Melanoma is one type of skin cancer that begins in melanocytes, cells that make the pigment melanin. It may begin in a mole (skin melanoma), […]

Meet HCA Obstetricians at Hip to be Round: May 21st and 29th


Natural Birth In a Hospital Setting May 21 & 29, 2013 Hip to be Round 5:30 – 7 pm Come meet the Obstetricians of HCA Virginia for a discussion of all the ways you can follow your natural birth plan at Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, and Johnston-Willis Hospitals. We will discuss all of the compassionate pregnancy […]

One Resource to Become a More Informed Health Care Consumer


As health plans continue to change and evolve, the cost of care is becoming an increasingly important factor for all of us. Many of us, who are without health insurance or who have high-deductible health plans, are paying greater portions (if not all) of our health care costs. As patients, it is important to research […]

The Tdap Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

Virginia Women's Center

If you will be attempting pregnancy, are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, Virginia Women’s Center recommends you receive the Tdap vaccine if you have never had it before. The Tdap vaccine can help prevent pertussis, also called whooping cough. Beginning Monday, January 7, 2013, Virginia Women’s Center health care providers will have the Tdap vaccine available […]

A Woman’s Place Is in . . . the Voting Booth: A History of the Woman Suffrage Movement on October 3

Join us for “A Woman’s Place Is in . . . the Voting Booth!”: A History of the Woman Suffrage Movement at noon on October 3 at the Library of Virginia. The Library of Virginia, Maymont Foundation, and the League of Women Voters team up for a rousing rally that’s sure to inspire everyone to cast […]