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Women’s Health

While you may consider bladder health an embarrassing subject to breach with close friends, let alone your health care provider, remember that it's something that physicians talk about daily. To us, it's science and it can be a telling sign…

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Get The Lead Out

Decades after it was declared a major threat to wellness, exposure to lead is still the number one environmental health hazard for small children, and is entirely preventable. There is no safe lead level, so parents should always ask their…

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Food Allergy Struggles?

  Present in 6 to 8 percent of one-year-olds, with reported rates as high as 10 percent, food allergy is a problem that affects many families. Although the rate of food allergy falls progressively until late childhood, it then stabilizes…

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Is Breast Best?

That one issue of Time magazine in May 2012 attracted more than a little attention when it featured on its cover a young mother nursing her 3-year-old son. The woman's stance – right hand on hip, left arm pulling her son in,…

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Is It Health Check Time?

Women are notorious caregivers, a role that is inherently good. They are often the ones who manage the health of the whole family – significant others, children, parents, and family pets – all while juggling careers, volunteer opportunities, birthday parties,…

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Low Back Pain?

The medical community has long upheld the notion that low back pain is mysterious and can’t be diagnosed. This belief can be traced to a 1966 paper published by two British general practitioners. The source of chronic low back pain…

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All About Asthma

Approximately 34.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, a common lung disorder characterized by episodes of coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma is caused by inflammation of the lining of the small airways, or bronchiole, in the lungs,…

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Have a Birth Plan

You’re getting ready for a new baby.During all the excitement and preparation, one essential item to consider is taking time to write a birth plan. A birth plan is a tool that lays out your desires for birth and immediate…

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Love a Toe Walker? 

Toe walking is a common pattern of early locomotion in healthy, young children and is almost always in both legs at the same time. However, toe walking after age three should be evaluated. In many cases, toe walking in older…

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Red Eyes Again?

As Richmonders face one of the worst allergy seasons on record due to a mild winter and warmer than usual spring, many individuals are red-eyed and complaining about allergies. In fact, as many as thirty-five million Americans suffer from hay fever,…

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