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As the temperature rises and the days grow longer, people spend more time outdoors. The pool, the beach, the backyard — these are all great places to be on a sunny day.
“Breaking the Silence,” an OurHealth Lynchburg & Southside Magazine series, explores medical and social issues that can be devastating to the individuals and families they affect.
You’ve heard the phrase you are what you eat? Well, not literally, of course. But there is some truth to that cliché. We should seek nutritionally dense foods (the ratio of nutrients to calories) to gain the most benefits from our diet — protein to help promote building muscle, fiber to help regulate the digestive system and carbohydrates to provide energy. There are also some foods said to increase our metabolism and burn unwanted fat.
Not many people work in a profession that requires them to dedicate their lives to helping others like the field of healthcare does. During national healthcare recognition, we have challenged people to sum up in one or a few words the impact their profession means to them and how important it is for their community.
- Valley View Retirement
- St Clair Eye Care
- Interim Healthcare
- Gastroenterology Associates of Central Virginia
- Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of Virginia, PLC
- Lynchburg Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Anesthesia Services of Lynchburg, Inc
- Centra Medical Group Women’s Center
- CVFP Rustburg
- Centra Rehabilitation
- Excel Prosthetics and Orthotics
If you’re one of the 50 million people in America who suffer from allergies, you probably greet spring with equal parts delight and dread, getting ready for an equal amount of sunbathing and sneezing.
The urge to keep your New Year’s resolutions may have you rushing out to hit the pavement for a few miles. After all, you don’t want to lose your momentum. However, it’s important to put your health and long-term goals first and make avoiding injuries your top priority.
Every new year is a new beginning, a chance to make positive changes in our behavior, lifestyle, choices and health. Making significant changes, though, is a big undertaking. It’s best to start small, and we all need help. So in that spirit, we’ve assembled 17 quick tips that we hope will make the job a little easier. These tips are not meant to be all-inclusive, obviously, but think of them as a tasting menu on your trip to good health.
The prevalence of heart disease isn’t limited to just Lynchburg or Virginia. It’s the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 370,000 people annually, according to the American Heart Association. When statistics for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are combined with those for heart disease, the number of deaths attributable to one of those three causes rises to approximately one in three deaths in the U.S. — more than 800,000 people — in 2013, the most recent year for which data is currently available. Local efforts backed by national support are focused on lowering those deadly statistics.
This is the time of year when many of us are trying to make good on our New Year’s weight-loss resolutions. We’re furiously dieting and steadfastly working out, trying to get our bodies down to that elusive “ideal weight” goal.
Improving patients’ quality of life, increasing their range of motion, and striving to help their days be pain-free following a surgical procedure are goals of all healthcare professionals. Receiving proactive care in the days and weeks following a lumpectomy or mastectomy may greatly reduce both acute and chronic pain as well as minimize a patient’s long-term limitations.