Our focus this week is on vitamins and supplements and when it may be appropriate for someone to use them.
The FDA recently recommended that Allergan – a company that sells breast implants – voluntarily recall one of their products due to concerns about breast implant associated illness, including a very rare cancer associated with scar tissue.
Sunsets with Sentara is a community event at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. It’s an evening filled with music, food and fellowship.
Aspirin is one of the first medications doctors realized helped lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients. Because of this, older data suggested that more and more people should take an aspirin a day. Now though, that’s all changing.
Nurses at Sentara Martha Jefferson enroll in programs to further their education.
Endometriosis is a disease where cells, similar to the ones that line the inside of the uterus, actually grow outside of the uterus.
Sentara Martha Jefferson has launched a new initiative to help staff understand the importance of self-care. Brief mindfulness and stress reduction sessions, massage, and healing touch are all being offered to any staff who may need a reset.
Sentara Martha Jefferson has launched Tuesday Tours for Tomorrow's Nurses, a new opportunity to give nursing students, current nurses, or just those interested in the nursing field a chance to get an inside look at the profession.
Sentara Martha Jefferson recently starting using nitrous oxide – often referred to as laughing gas - as an option for women to assist with pain during labor.
Women of all ages often find themselves as primary care givers. Whether it’s for children, parents, or a spouse, the goal is to be able to provide the best care possible. Doctors say part of that is learning to take care of you.
From big-ticket items, such as a state-of-the-art heating and ventilation system and an on-site retention pond for irrigation needs, to smaller initiatives like automated lights, Sentara Martha Jefferson is focused on reducing usage.
Understanding and treating diabetes is important to ensure a patient’s long-term success when it comes to managing the disease.
The goal for soon-to-be mothers who are delivering their babies is to give them the delivery they desire. At Sentara Martha Jefferson, a low C-section rate has gone hand-in-hand with helping women have their ideal birth.
Our focus this week is on a new service that is now available. Sentara Martha Jefferson recently expanded its orthopedic offerings, adding foot and ankle surgery to the list of specialties they treat.
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital recently launched a new pilot program aimed at reducing preventable readmissions.
January is thyroid awareness month. There are several common disorders of the thyroid, but each is different.
Hip arthroscopy is used by doctors to treat a variety of issues. It involves inserting a camera through a small poke hole in the skin to evaluate the hip joint.
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital offers a variety of classes for people who are preparing to have a baby. The goal is to help educate on what to expect and the classes are open to anyone who is expecting a baby.
Over the years, technology has made it easier and easier to allow doctors to access the brain. We’ve moved from open brain surgery, to accessing the brain through the femoral artery in the groin area. And now, doctors at Sentara Martha Jefferson have taken it one step further, and are using the radial artery in the wrist to treat patients suffering from a stroke.
Our focus this week is on hernias and specifically times when surgery is necessary. We spoke with Dr. Lane Ritter, a general surgeon at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, to find out more.
The new Sentara Sports Medicine Center at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital treats athletes of all ages and abilities. However, the physicians at the center note that when taking care of female athletes, there are certain things they make sure to keep an eye out for, as women are different than men.
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has recently made changes in its emergency department in order to get patients in, seen by a doctor, and on their way faster than before.