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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Make time to exercise in 2022

January 14, 2022

So many people this time of the year make a commitment to improve their health. One of the primary ways people do this is to promise themselves that they will start an exercise program. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that less than one in every four adults in this country gets the recommended […]

Start 2022 by again wearing a mask

January 7, 2022

Due to a surge in the cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, public health entities are strongly recommending that people wear masks. Locally, we are seeing the reinstatement of a mask mandate. This public health recommendation has been music to my ears. The Omicron variant has the unfortunate characteristic of being extremely infectious. Since it […]

Make 2022 a year of good health

December 30, 2021

Well, we made it. To say it was different is an understatement. 2021 has been difficult on so many different levels. What did you learn and how will you use the past challenges to flavor your new year? You learned that you were resilient and adaptive. Two qualities that will serve you well whatever the […]

A tough year with hopes for better but we cannot disrespect COVID-19

December 24, 2021

Wow here we go again. Who would have believed we are back in this space again with COVID-19 and its derivatives surrounding our lives. Yes, we are all so over COVID-19 but COVID-19 is not through with us. So, we must learn to live with it. Your best bet is to become vaccinated. That includes […]

Black Men Die of Prostate Cancer at Double the Rate of All Other Races

December 10, 2021

RICHMOND, VA. – Benjamin J. Lambert IV, a member of one of the most prominent Black families in Virginia’s public service history, lost his battle to prostate cancer on Monday, June 3, 2019. He was only 52. His father, Virginia Senator Benjamin J. Lambert III, his grandfather, and four uncles also all died of prostate […]

Holiday gatherings: A suitable time to learn family health history

December 2, 2021

When new patients come into a medical practice, one of the sets of questions physicians ask is about one’s family history of illness and disease. This is valuable information in helping to formulate a healthcare plan for a patient. The number of people who have no knowledge as to what illnesses run in their family […]

Enjoy the holidays but remain COVID aware

November 19, 2021

Here it comes. Most of us missed the holidays last year so the anticipation of this holiday season has some people filled with excitement as they decorate and prepare to enjoy the festivities. First, let’s remember that we are still in a pandemic. There are still certain recommendations we should follow that have been provided […]

Most of us know what we should be eating

November 12, 2021

The American Heart Association (AHA) has recently put out diet recommendations. Their recommendations are practical and there is nothing new about them. I think most of us know what we should be eating. The problem is that most of us just do not eat foods that are good for us with high nutritional value. Some […]

Cone Health Now Offers Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines

November 12, 2021

Pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available at Cone Health’s community sites and partner locations. Cone Health has begun offering pediatric doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only. Registration is now open. The announcement comes as the FDA and CDC have approved a lower dosage of the vaccine for children ages five […]

Dying during COVID-19 should come with respect

October 28, 2021

COVID-19 has taught us about life and death in so many ways. It has helped us find a sense of humanity and made us look at how people to die. During this pandemic we have lost worldwide more than seven million people. So many of these people died alone; no one should die alone. In […]


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