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Central Virginia news sources are reporting an increase in cases of gastroenteritis (the “stomach flu”) in the area. Earlier this week, more than 400 cases were reported at Hampton-Sydney College, causing school officials to cancel classes and athletic activities through the weekend. Doctors in Short Pump have seen a spike in patients with this condition, according to nbc12.com, and cases have also been popping up in Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico.... View Article

Jan 30 2015

Flu season typically peaks in January or February and early data shows that this year’s flu season could be severe. Children, pregnant women, seniors, and people with health conditions and disabilities are at increased risk of getting the flu and of complications. Here’s what experts have to say about this year’s flu and how to best protect your family.An overview of the fluSeasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused... View Article

Jan 27 2015

The older our kids get, the harder it gets to change eating behaviors. Fostering positive eating attitudes and behaviors from a young age can help prevent eating problems down the road. Dr. Melanie Bean,director of clinical and behavioral services for CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center, recommends fostering healthy eating behaviors as early as possible: “If you help children develop healthy eating habits at a young age, when they venture out into... View Article

Jan 13 2015