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Check out our blog every Thursday for a dose of life and thoughts on wellness as we all strive to find good health, balance and happiness.
The Importance of an Advance Directive
Apr 17, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
Written By David Cochran, MTh Director of Ethics and Advance Care Planning for Sentara Healthcare Every day in hospitals, nursing centers and private homes, patients, residents and families make pivotal decisions about medical care at the...
Thank a Volunteer Today
Apr 11, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
This week is National Volunteer Week! This week and every week, Halifax Regional Health System thanks our volunteers for their willingness to provide an extra dimension of care and services to patients, residents, families and visitors, as...
Step by Step Through Menopause
Apr 03, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
Menopause is sometimes called the change of life-a change that may sound a little worrying. But just as puberty kicked off a new life adventure, so can menopause. And this time around, you have self-confidence and experience to call upon...
Top Questions to Help You Find a PCP Who is Right for You
Mar 24, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
Having a comfortable relationship with your doctor can lead to better health. The first doctor – and hopefully the only doctor – you'll need to build a working relationship with is a primary care physician (PCP). They're...
Free Event in Chase City
Mar 20, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
Surgery can be scary and is something we don't like to think about, but it is never a bad idea to be aware of the surgical services your community offers. We invite you to a Health Nite Out titled "Understanding the variety of services your...
FREE Health Screenings
Mar 13, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
Don't forget that our Healthy Living Expo is this weekend. You don't want to miss out! This year, we are offering eight free health screenings. Think of how much money that saves you! Check out the details below. 2014 Healthy Living...
National Dentist's Day
Mar 07, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
Yesterday was National Dentist's Day, so what better topic to cover than Halifax Regional's awesome dentists, Dr. Bridget Brown and Dr. Anne-Ashley Compton! Bridget Brown, DDS has been with Halifax Regional Dental Clinic (HRDC) since its...
Get in the know at the 2014 Healthy Living EXPO
Feb 27, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
Do you know the status of your health? If you answered no to this question, March 16 is the day for you to get in the know! You can do that by visiting Halifax Regional's Healthy Living Expo from 1:00 to 3:00 at Halifax County High...
Living a heart healthy life
Feb 21, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
In honor of Heart Month, HRHS hosted a Health Nite Out last night to focus on the importance of living a heart healthy life. Dr. Gareth Titus, Dorothy Satterfield, RN and Lisa Caudle, Registered Dietitian hosted this event. Dr. Titus...
Healthy Recipe for the New Year
Dec 23, 2013 by Alyssa Gavitt
Submitted by Emilee Miller, Volunteer Coordinator The holiday season is a time to gather and celebrate with friends and family. Inevitably, along with the gifts and cheer come good foods. Fortunately, thanks to the dieting trends of the...