Author: Holly Cooper Ford
Posts by Holly Cooper Ford
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.
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.