Category: HCA Virginia

5 FAQs from Tween Girls and How to Respond

Try as you may, your little girl is not going to stay little forever. It’s inevitable and, perhaps, a little unnerving to think about, let alone talk about the changes your daughter will experience in the years to come. But puberty, PMS and, eh-hum, their first crush, are all a part of life. Girls need a resource to help them navigate through these years … and so do parents. That’s why programs like Girlology – developed by a gynecologist and pediatrician (and moms themselves) to help open up the dialogue – are so important, now more than ever. Dr. Lea… Read more.

Alcohol: How Much is Too Much? The Risks, Warning Signs & Resources for Help

A common misconception about alcoholism is that if the individual goes to work, they’re not alcoholics. But Dr. Martin Buxton, the chief of psychiatry at Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals, an affiliate of HCA, begs to differ. “You can still be an alcoholic and get to work,” he says, “but ultimately, it’s going to catch up to you.” And it will. It always does. Alcoholism is a progressive illness that affects nearly 18 million Americans and sees more than 3 million new cases each year. And those numbers are rising. Why? “Theoretically, I think drinking has become more normalized – everything… Read more.

Discover Career Possibilities & Opportunities at the ACHE Congress

Every year healthcare executives across the world convene in Chicago to attend the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership. The theme for the March 27th through 30th Congressional sessions is “Discovering Possibilities and Opportunities” – an ideal occasion for our executive recruitment team to talk about the many opportunities available at HCA! “The Team”, what we’re calling the HCA executive recruitment group, will be on hand to meet with and recruit healthcare management’s top talent for three days during this year’s congress. Individuals interested in sharing in our commitment to improve lives and make a difference… Read more.

How to Protect Yourself from Cervical Cancer

You may know Erin Andrews as an NFL sideline reporter, co-host on the television show “Dancing with the Stars” or as the victim of a stalking incident and subsequent defendant in a highly publicized trial.  And now, the sportscaster/television personality has gone public with a private battle against cervical cancer. Through her announcement, Andrews, who underwent a successful surgery for the condition, has helped raise awareness of cervical cancer and the importance of routine screenings. Drs. Cecelia Boardman and Tyler Ford of HCA Virginia Physicians share more details about how women can protect themselves from human papillomavirus (HPV), a condition… Read more.

Healing in Harmony

HCA Virginia and Richmond Symphony partnership brings inspiration, peace to patients An audience member’s face lights up as a woodwind quartet plays the first six notes of a familiar tune, bringing most of the listeners back to fun and playful times in their own living rooms or friends’ homes. A bassoon, clarinet, flute and oboe harmonize to create this musical experience for the group.

4,000 Year Old Egyptian Mummy Goes Under Digital Knife

What do you get when you combine modern medical technology with a 4,000 year old historical artifact? You gain access to a unique perspective of history that few people get to experience. Tjeby is a 4,000 year old Egyptian mummy at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

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