Sentara provides programs, services, events and information to help people in the communities we serve take proactive steps to boost their health and stay well. To find ways to eat healthier, live longer and prevent disease browse upcoming classes and events, register for one of our community health programs, get wellness information and tips or read about the experiences of our patients.
Knowing Family History Critical For Prostate Cancer SurvivorSeptember is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, an important time for spreading awareness about one of the most prevalent cancers affecting men in the United States.
Pay attention to symptoms that can point to gynecological cancerA century ago, cervical cancer was the number one cause of cancer deaths for U.S. women. Fortunately, in the 1950s, when doctors began widely using Pap smears to detect cervical cancer, these rates fell drastically.
Adults Need Vaccines TooOften we associate vaccinations with young children, but adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date, too. Did you know that immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time? Adults are also at risk for different diseases.
PT progresses swimmingly with aquatic therapy for 12-year-oldConnor Hurst, 12, juggles sports, school and friends like any other preteen. On top of that, he devotes several hours each week to increasing his strength and abilities with physical therapy.
Sentara Offers First da Vinci Robotic Surgical System in WilliamsburgExpanding on their offerings of the latest healthcare technologies, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center enhanced their surgical options with the addition of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Aquatic therapy can bring waves of confidence to kidsAquatic therapy can be useful not just as a treatment tool but also for giving kids confidence and a sense of normalcy.
Three friends' bonds at work led to successful weight loss surgery for allInspired by friends who had undergone weight loss surgery, Pam Sumner embarked on a new path that has led to losing more than 150 pounds.
Prostate Cancer Patient Urges Others To Get ScreenedWith a pastoral landscape adorned by four horses and a quaint town featuring merely three buildings, Mike Roane was reveling in the realization of his childhood dream. Relocating from Hanover County, Mike manages a horse farm with his wife in Kents Store, VA. His days are dedicated to the meticulous care of the horses, tending to fences, and savoring the occasional peaceful trail ride.
Lower Your Fall RiskSeptember is Fall Prevention Month and a great time to assess your fall risk. More than one out of four people, age 65 and older, fall each year.
NC Retiree Helps Advance Heart Care With Pacemaker Clinical TrialWhen William Massey retired to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, he immersed himself in the arts as a devoted volunteer, but the health care piece of retirement worried him a bit.
Stay Healthier at School: 5 Common Back-to-School IllnessesThere are some risk factors for heart disease and other serious health complications that we can control as long as we are aware of them.
Sentara Midwifery Specialists: Our Approach to Patient CareThe Certified Nurse-Midwives at Sentara Midwifery Specialists offer a personalized, comprehensive, and holistic approach to patient care.
10 Answers to Burning Summer Safety QuestionsLearning differences come with special gifts and special challenges especially in the virtual classroom environment. Sentara Therapy Center offers online school tips for families who have a child with ADHD.