Author: Holly Cooper Ford
Posts by Holly Cooper Ford
Recovering from the physical injuries of a medical trauma is just the beginning. Learn how one patient overcame the emotional impact as well.
For the more than 16% of Virginians who speak a language other than English, the healthcare environment is more than just intimidating. It can be inaccessible. A UVA certified medical interpreter offers tips to ensure your non-English speaking friends and family make the most of the resources available and receive optimal care.
For those who prefer to try lowering cholesterol naturally, there are alternatives to statins that have proven effective.
The rhythm method requires you to carefully monitor your menstrual cycle. You can then identify when you’re most fertile and likely to get pregnant.
Understanding the physiological changes happening in your body — and how those fluctuations affect your mood, sleep, eating habits and more — empowers you to alter your behaviors and habits. The goal: to maximize your potential week to week.
When it comes to morning beverages of choice — tea vs. coffee — it’s not uncommon for people to pick sides. But research has shown that coffee and tea have a variety of health benefits.
Instead of pounding the pavement for over an hour every day to achieve that 10,000-step goal, try incorporating higher-intensity exercises into your routine.
When physical therapist Amy Boyer realized surgery was the only option for relieving hip pain, she turned to someone she knew could relate: her patient.
With the variety of car seats for kids available and recent changes to Virginia’s child restraint laws, there’s no doubt parents could use a bit of guidance. Child Passenger Safety Technician Sharon Ferraro provides tips on the best ways to keep kids safe on the road.
Indumathy Varadarajan, MD, is a hematologist oncologist at UVA Cancer Center who specializes in caring for patients with a variety of blood cancers.