By The Health Journal | Medical Technology

Stem Cells

Getting Back on Their Feet

Area residents benefitting from advancements in ankle replacement surgeries Elaine Evans wanted to wear cute shoes again. But until a few years ago, …

Medical Technology

Smoke Screen

Lung CT Catches Deadly Cancer Before it Becomes Dangerous Zoe Kirk’s father died of lung cancer, so the 62-year-old Eastern Shore resident knew how …

Assistive Technology

BioZorb Leaves Its Mark on Breast Cancer

There’s always a constant search going on for new and better ways to treat breast cancer. Since the 1980s, radiation therapy has revolutionized …


RapidArc Zeroes In on Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers that affects men, with more than 240,000 cases diagnosed each year. Fortunately, it’s also very …


Within Earshot - Technology Makes Prisine Hearing a Reality

Shortly after he got his new hearing aids, Tom Sawyer heard a strange pinging coming from his car tires.<p>The 65-year-old Elizabeth City, North …

Advancements in Shoulder Surgeries 
and Rehab

It’s not uncommon for Kevin Bonner, M.D., of the
Jordan-Young Institute in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to have a full conversation
with someone while …

Mind, Memory & Music: Recovery through Music

Three years after suffering a stroke, 
Jim Bob Rodriguez could barely speak, except to say his name.<p>Then he met music therapist Tracy Bowdish.<p>By the …

Modern Prosthetics

Scott Weaver had been in the Navy a dozen years, the veteran of numerous deployments, and was about to disarm the 30th explosive device of his career …


How Can Bio-Identical Progesterone Replacement Prevent Disease and Improve Well-Being in Menopausal Women?

Progesterone is a pregnancy hormone that naturally exists in a women’s body. As women enter their transitional years, progesterone and estrogen …

Can PRP Help Heal My Orthopaedic Injury?

Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is produced from your own blood. The platelets are cells in your body that contain nutrients and growth factors. With …


Should I Get a Second Opinion About My Teeth If I'm Not 100% Confident About My Dentist's Recommendation?

Dental offices can vary greatly in their philosophies. They may be traditional or modern, offer many options or a few, and can differ in their …

I've Been Told I Need a Total Knee Replacement. I Don't Want to Be in Pain After Surgery. What Are My Options?

On average, there are more than 600,000 knee replacements performed annually in the United States. Advances in technology have helped improve patient …

Five Remarkable HIV Advancements Made This Year

From new targets for HIV vaccines and drugs, to antibodies that might clear the body of the virus, to better tools for preventing infection in women, …


Treating Sleep Ailments With Physical Therapy

Nothing’s better than a good night’s sleep, and nothing’s worse than waking up tired, achy and stiff. In fact, according to the National Sleep …

Chronic Pain

4 Things to Do with Your Skeleton After You Die

The human form, stripped down to only its scaffolding, has been the subject of spooky stories and nightmares for centuries. Yet that same structure …

Medical Technology

How Can Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Prevent Heart Disease?

Hormones are powerful messengers that play a major role in the function of the cardiovascular system; low hormones in both men and women are …


I’ve heard a lot about holistic dentistry lately. What does it mean?

The term “holistic dentistry” has been around for decades, but is gaining steam due to the increased interest in healthy, natural living. Holistic …


What are some of the recent advances in hearing aids?

Hearing aids have certainly come a long way over the recent years, and continue to develop steadily alongside other technological breakthroughs. From …