Debunking the Myths of Mammography


Women’s breasts are always changing. They change during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. Many lumps, tenderness and other changes are benign, normal and simply the result of these hormonal changes. Along with these normal changes, problems can arise. It is important for you to be aware of any changes in your breasts. Tools […]

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 […]

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 23: Fruit and Veggies More Matters Month

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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

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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 […]

Richmond This Week: September 2 – 8, 2013

Labor Day signals the end of summer for most school-age kids in the area, and that means lots of schedule changes for parents too. As we move into September and head back-to-school, we’ll keep you posted on all of the events for kids of all ages – and parents too! Click here to view the […]