Author: Holly Cooper Ford
Posts by Holly Cooper Ford
Smoking has been attributed to a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. But smoking also may put you at increased risk for complications of coronavirus.
Staying isolated at home is putting some people at greater risk for mental illness and domestic violence. Get a list of resources to help you stay safe and feel supported during quarantine.
Healthcare systems like UVA have been using virtual medical appointments to connect patients and caregivers for more than two decades. However, telemedicine has become a necessity due to the quarantine.
A family history of colon cancer is a greater risk factor than smoking, sedentary lifestyle and other modifiable risk factors.
Show all of the special people in your life you care this Valentine’s Day. It is Heart Month, after all. So why not plan a Valentine’s Day date night that will make their hearts happy and keep them healthy?
If you’ve ever experienced a migraine, then you know it’s much more than just a headache. Learn more about the common and not-so-common treatments that may provide relief to your debilitating symptoms.
From heart disease prevention to stress relief, cardiologist Brandy Patterson, MD, shares some of the key reasons sex may be good medicine.
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.