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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 only will the day mark the completion of a father-son cross-country bike trip that has spanned eight summers, 11 states, and over 3,000 miles, but also triumph over one major obstacle: stomach cancer.

Starting a cross-country bike trip

The cross-country journey began in summer 2014 when...

Joe Einspahr wears a helmet and holds a bike in a photo with sons Duncan (center) and Chase (right)

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Iron-deficiency anemia is one of the most common reasons people are rejected as potential blood donors.

But what causes this condition...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Senior clinical dietitian Christie Siebel can empathize with her patients. With their pain following surgery. With their nausea after chemotherapy...

BY Molly Adams

Depending on your lifestyle and how you spend your downtime, you may find yourself sitting or lying down more than you’re moving throughout the day.

While it’s normal to want to be comfortable and relax, a sedentary lifestyle can be harmful to your health.

“Sitting too much can lead to all kinds of health challenges, including increasing your risk of developing cancer,” says Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor of Behavioral...

illustration of diverse group of people walking in colorful clothing

BY Gerry McKim

As a retired Navy hurricane research pilot, I don’t leave anything up to chance. When I was with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

More than half of cancer patients undergo surgery as a part of their cancer treatment. Just about every patient who has surgery will have...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

COVID-19 boosters have now been approved for all adults. This is welcome news for many who are eager to get added protection against COVID...

BY Lauren Rose

Elizabeth Somers wants everyone to know about meningiomas. This tumor of the central nervous system begins in the coverings that surround...

BY Molly Adams

Breast calcifications are calcium deposits found through screening mammograms. When calcium builds up in soft tissue, it can appear like small...

BY Lorna McNeill, Ph.D.

As Jamaican immigrants, my parents stressed the importance of education. They felt that was the best way to succeed in America – and so I...