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BY Gina Van Thomme

John Davis is one of the many regular gym-goers who was forced to reimagine his workout routine at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Instead of heading to the gym or the weight room at work, John spent spring of 2020 keeping up with his exercise routine from home. However, despite doing many of the same exercises he’d do in the gym, John noticed he was losing weight without trying. While John says this was a welcome...

John and Lynnette Davis pose for a picture on a bridge

BY Gina Van Thomme

When Daniel ‘Joe’ Einspahr, M.D., and his son bike into Virginia Beach next summer, they will have more than one reason to celebrate. Not...

BY Gina Van Thomme

It may feel a little awkward to talk about anal cancer.

“It’s an area of the body that people don't talk about too often,” says...

BY Gina Van Thomme

When John Paul Shen, M.D., tells people he studies appendix cancer, many are surprised to learn that you can get appendix cancer in the first place.

Perhaps this response isn’t totally unwarranted. Appendix cancer is rare. There are just over 3,000 cases diagnosed in the United States each year. On top of that, the appendix’s location near the large and small intestine meant appendix cancer was considered — and treated as — colorectal...

Medical illustration showing the intestines and appendix

BY Gina Van Thomme

Ethan Ludmir, M.D., grew up watching Star Wars. But unlike other fans, his favorite character wasn’t Luke Skywalker or Han Solo. Instead,...