Maintaining Strong Bones: Who Needs Calcium?


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. One of these measures is to make sure you are getting enough Calcium in your diet. This infographic will explore how much Calcium women need throughout the different stages of […]

May 6: Osteoporosis Awareness

Osteoporosis is a disease where bones become fragile and are more likely to break. While men can develop Osteoporosis, it is a disease that is more prevalent in women. In women ages 50 to 59, 40 percent have low bone mass (Osteopenia) and 10 percent have Osteoporosis. In women above age 80, those numbers significantly […]

Heart Health and National Wear Red Day®


Across the country, medical institutions, companies and individuals participated in National Wear Red Day® on February 1, 2012. The staff and physicians at Virginia Women’s Center were proud to join this effort by donning red and helping spread awareness about heart disease in women. Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. While it […]

The Tdap Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

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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 […]