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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.
A Month of Celebration!
May 16, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
Halifax Regional Health System (HRHS) is more than a place where people go to heal. HRHS is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From welcoming new life into the world to comforting and caring for the sick at...
Celebrating Sentara Nurses
May 09, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
A Message from Genemarie McGee, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Sentara Healthcare This is the time of year we officially thank our nurses, whose extraordinary commitment to education, teamwork and innovation helps Sentara...
Stroke 101
May 01, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
You've heard of strokes. But can you explain what it is? Many of us don't fully understand what a stroke does, what causes one and whether we are at risk. But this stat gives you a reason to find out: Stroke is the 4th-leading cause of...
Happy Zucchini Bread Day
Apr 24, 2014 by Alyssa Gavitt
I am sure you know by now that there is a "special day" for everything nowadays. Today is no different. Today, April 25, is National Zucchini Bread Day! Very interesting, but it sounds pretty good. This could be a cool way to get your kids...
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...