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  • Chronic kidney disease

    Chronic kidney disease

    Your kidneys play an important role in your body's ability to function properly. A break down in your kidneys is not something you often realize until it is too late.More >>
    Your kidneys play an important role in your body's ability to function properly. A break down in your kidneys is not something you often realize until it is too late.More >>
  • Spinal stenosis

    Spinal stenosis

    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explore an illness that is somewhat unknown.More >>
    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explore an illness that is somewhat unknown.More >>
  • High blood pressure

    High blood pressure

    It is one thing that could be a problem that you don't even realize. But it is easy to keep track of if you are on top of things.More >>
    It is one thing that could be a problem that you don't even realize. But it is easy to keep track of if you are on top of things.More >>
  • Kidney stones

    Kidney stones

    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we discuss a medical issue that plagues many adults. Dr. John Clay is on the case of kidney stones. Typical symptoms include back pain radiating around to theMore >>
    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we discuss a medical issue that plagues many adults.More >>
  • OTC Cold Medicines

    OTC Cold Medicines

    In this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch we discuss the importance of not combining cold medications. More >>
    In this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch we discuss the importance of not combining cold medications. More >>
  • Understanding referrals

    Understanding referrals

    Dr. John Clay is using the new year to remind his patients about how referrals work. Some insurance plans require an authorization to be filed by your primary care doctor if your plan requires referrals,More >>
    Dr. John Clay is using the new year to remind his patients about how referrals work.More >>
  • Dealing with depression during the holiday season

    Dealing with depression during the holiday season

    Depression is always difficult but during the holiday season those feelings can become worse. In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we give tips on dealing with depression during the holiday season.More >>
    Depression is always difficult but during the holiday season those feelings can become worse. In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we give tips on dealing with depression during the holiday season.More >>
  • The common cold

    The common cold

    There is no cure- so you just have to learn how to deal with it. We show you how to handle the common cold in this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch.More >>
    There is no cure- so you just have to learn how to deal with it. We show you how to handle the common cold in this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch.More >>
  • Rosacea

    Rosacea

    It is a painful and uncomfortable condition. One that is difficult to deal with. We explain how to handle rosacea in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.
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    It is a painful and uncomfortable condition. One that is difficult to deal with. We explain how to handle rosacea in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.
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  • Constipation

    Constipation

    In this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch we discuss a health issue that plagues many individuals.
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    In this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch we discuss a health issue that plagues many individuals.
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  • Childhood obesity

    Childhood obesity

    There is a lot of focus on childhood obesity. It continues to be a serious problem and in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we offer some simple steps to address the problem. More >>
    There is a lot of focus on childhood obesity. It continues to be a serious problem and in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we offer some simple steps to address the problem. More >>
  • End of life planning

    End of life planning

    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we discuss the importance of letting your wishes be known to your loved ones when making end of life plans.More >>
    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we discuss the importance of letting your wishes be known to your loved ones when making end of life plans.More >>
  • Depression

    Depression

    Dr. John Clay is treating depression at Primary Health Group - Appomattox. Symptoms include feelings of sadness, guilt, poor concentration, energy loss, decreased appetite, sleep disruption and socialMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is treating depression at Primary Health Group - Appomattox.More >>
  • Adult pneumonia vaccine

    Adult pneumonia vaccine

    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explore the health benefits of receiving a adult pneumonia vaccine.More >>
    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explore the health benefits of receiving a adult pneumonia vaccine.More >>
  • Pre-diabetes

    Pre-diabetes

    Diabetes is a big problem but there are warning signs that you can look for now to prevent the problem down the road. More >>
    Diabetes is a big problem but there are warning signs that you can look for now to prevent the problem down the road. More >>
  • The dangers of alcoholism

    The dangers of alcoholism

    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explore the long term effects of putting something in your body and that is alcohol or alcoholism. More >>
    In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explore the long term effects of putting something in your body and that is alcohol or alcoholism. More >>
  • Caregiver burnout

    Caregiver burnout

    It is a problem that is growing, with young families needing to take care of their aging parents and grandparents. More >>
    It is a problem that is growing, with young families needing to take care of their aging parents and grandparents. More >>
  • Skin cancer concerns

    Skin cancer concerns

    Now that we are outside more the threat of skin cancer will grow.More >>
    Now that we are outside more the threat of skin cancer will grow.More >>
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

    Christopher Marshall is dealing with obstructive sleep apnea. Symptoms include chronic fatigue, especially if you wake up just as tired as when you went to bed. Try and lose weight. Avoid alcohol orMore >>
    Christopher Marshall is dealing with obstructive sleep apnea.More >>
  • Catch-up immunization for adolescents

    Catch-up immunization for adolescents

    Dr. John Clay is concerned about the adolescent age group. Specifically with regards to immunizations. Since 2007, doctors have been recommending the administration of a second chickenpox vaccine. OnlyMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is concerned about the adolescent age group. Specifically with regards to immunizations.More >>
  • Should I be taking Aspirin?

    Should I be taking Aspirin?

    It is often called the "wonder drug," but it is not the answer to every problem. Dr. John Clay is answering the aspirin question for his patients. There is no widespread agreement on when or if healthyMore >>
    It is often called the "wonder drug," but it is not the answer to every problem.

    Dr. John Clay is answering the aspirin question for his patients.
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  • Red flags

    Red flags

    Christopher Marshall is telling his patients to keep an eye out for red flags in their cognitive abilities. These can include misplacing important items, getting lost en route to familiar places, orMore >>
    Christopher Marshall is telling his patients to keep an eye out for red flags in their cognitive abilities. More >>
  • TMJ Syndrome

    TMJ Syndrome

    It is just three little letters. But those three little letters can leave you in a world of pain. Dr. John clay is seeing patients with TMJ. This is one of the most common causes of facial pain inMore >>
    It is just three little letters.

    But those three little letters can leave you in a world of pain. 

    Dr. John clay is seeing patients with TMJ.
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  • Seasonal allergy prevention

    Seasonal allergy prevention

    Are you starting to get the sniffles, itchy eyes and sore throat? Even though there was just snow on the ground, spring and allergy season is slowly making its way here. Dr. John Clay is prepping hisMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is prepping his patients for the spring allergy season. More >>
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Peripheral Neuropathy

    Dr. John Clay is treating peripheral neuropathy. The symptoms include numbness, burning, or tingling sensation in the legs/feet and occasionally the hands. Most frequently it originates fromMore >>
    Dr.  John Clay is treating peripheral neuropathy. More >>
  • Bone density screening

    Bone density screening

    Dr. John Clay is putting his patients through bone density screenings. These are tests for osteoporosis, which occurs mostly in women but can also in men. Risk factors include thin body frame, cigaretteMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is putting his patients through bone density screenings. More >>
  • Proper blood pressure measurement

    Proper blood pressure measurement

    Dr. John Clay is teaching his patients proper blood pressure management. It is often done improperly which may affect results and clinical decision-making. The patient should sit comfortably for aMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is teaching his patients proper blood pressure management. More >>
  • Over the counter cold medicines

    Over the counter cold medicines

    With so many people fighting sniffles and sneezes, you are probably filling yourself up with medications. Just because they are over the counter medicines, that doesn't mean you don't need to be careful.More >>
    Dr. John Clay is making his patients understand what to look for when taking over the counter medicines.More >>
  • Skin tags

    Skin tags

    Dr. James Bush is treating skin tags. These are small, usually two to three millimeter flesh-colored growths that are harmless. They can be more common with obesity, but there is also a genetic componentMore >>
    Dr. James Bush is treating skin tags. More >>
  • Kidney stones

    Kidney stones

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is battling the painful problem of kidney stones. Kidney stones arrive with a sudden onset of severe flank or groin pain that may also disappear suddenly. Prevent kidney stonesMore >>
    Dr. Christopher Marshall is battling the painful problem of kidney stones. More >>
  • Peripheral Edema (swelling of the extremities)

    Peripheral Edema (swelling of the extremities)

    Dr. John Clay is treating peripheral edema, or the swelling of extremities. It usually occurs in the lower legs and may worsen during the day and then improve by morning. It may be caused by medications,More >>
    Dr. John Clay is treating peripheral edema, or the swelling of extremities. More >>
  • Taking all medications as prescribed

    Taking all medications as prescribed

    Dr. Christopher Marshall suggests making a New Year's resolution to take all medications as prescribed. Do not take advice from friends or family who do not have medical training when it comes to howMore >>
    Dr. Christopher Marshall suggests making a New Year's resolution to take all medications as prescribed. Do not take advice from friends or family who do not have medical training when it comes to howMore >>
  • Viral GI illness

    Viral GI illness

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is on the case of a viral GI illness. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Alcohol gel hand sanitizers really do help and are a convenient way to reduce germMore >>
    Dr. Christopher Marshall is on the case of a viral GI illness. More >>
  • Screening for viral hepatitis

    Screening for viral hepatitis

    Dr John Clay is screening for viral hepatitis. There are multiple forms, but types A, B and C are the most common. High-risk populations include those who have been treated for sexually transmittedMore >>
    Dr John Clay is screening for viral hepatitis. More >>
  • Transferring prescriptions

    Transferring prescriptions

    Dr. John Clay is helping his patients transfer prescriptions. With a new year sometimes comes new insurance and the need for a switch to a different pharmacy. Prescriptions that are still current canMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is helping his patients transfer prescriptions. More >>
  • The holiday blues

    The holiday blues

    Christmas is behind us, but there may still be plenty of celebrating in your future. Make sure you keep your health in mind. Dr. John Clay is keeping an eye on the holiday blues. Many people haveMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is keeping an eye on the holiday blues. More >>
  • Gardasil (HPV) vaccine

    Gardasil (HPV) vaccine

    Dr. James Bush is suggesting his patients get the HPV vaccine. Gardasil is a vaccine for common strains of the human papillomavirus virus, which can lead to genital warts and/or cervical cancer dependingMore >>
    Dr. James Bush is suggesting his patients get the HPV vaccine.More >>
  • Type 2 diabetes and insulin therapy

    Type 2 diabetes and insulin therapy

    Dr. John Clay is helping his patients with type 2 diabetes manager their insulin. Many patients feel that they have failed in controlling their diabetes when insulin is recommended as a new treatmentMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is helping his patients with type 2 diabetes manager their insulin. More >>
  • Know your family medical history

    Know your family medical history

    When making health decisions, Dr. John Clay believes it is important to know your family medical history. It is a vital component to the medical history and affects doctor's decision-making when treatingMore >>
    When making health decisions, Dr. John Clay believes it is important to know your family medical history. More >>
  • Sports injuries

    Sports injuries

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is treating various sports injuries at Primary Health Group - Appomattox. These problems can be prevented with stretching before activity, wear proper head, elbow, and knee protection.More >>
    Dr. Christopher Marshall is treating various sports injuries at Primary Health Group - Appomattox.More >>
  • Refilling medications

    Refilling medications

    Dr. John Clay has tips on refilling your medications. It's never good to run out of your medication and often times it tends to happen at the inopportune moment. Have your doctor refill your medicationsMore >>
    Dr. John Clay has tips on refilling your medications. More >>
  • Acne

    Acne

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is helping his patients with acne. One common misconception is that oily foods and chocolate do not cause acne, oily skin does. Don't squeeze your pimples. It delays healingMore >>
    Dr. Christopher Marshall is helping his patients with acne. More >>
  • Adhesive capsulitis

    Adhesive capsulitis

    Dr. John Cay is treating a problem called frozen shoulder. The symptoms include pain in the shoulder with significant loss of range of motion and stiffness. It is commonly seen in women age 40-60 andMore >>
    Dr. John Cay is treating a problem called frozen shoulder. More >>
  • Baby bottle tooth decay

    Baby bottle tooth decay

    Drinking from a bottle seems like one of the most simple things a baby can do, but even that can be a problem if parents aren't careful. Dr. John Clay is treating baby bottle tooth decay. Tooth decayMore >>
    Drinking from a bottle seems like one of the most simple things a baby can do, but even that can be a problem if parents aren't careful. More >>
  • Trochanteric bursitis

    Trochanteric bursitis

    Dr. John Clay is treating trochanteric bursitis. It is a common cause of hip pain affecting the outside part of the leg. The pain often makes it uncomfortable to walk, sit for prolonged periods and sleepMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is treating trochanteric bursitis.More >>
  • Impaired fasting glucose

    Impaired fasting glucose

    Dr. John clay is treating "fasting glucose." This is often referred to as "pre-diabetes," meaning blood sugars are above the normal range but not diagnostic of diabetes. It often requires aggressiveMore >>
    Dr. John clay is treating "fasting glucose." More >>
  • Shingles vaccine

    Shingles vaccine

    Dr. John Clay is lining up his patients with the shingles vaccine. The shingles vaccine is an effective vaccination that helps reduce the risk of having shingles; a painful skin condition caused by aMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is lining up his patients with the shingles vaccine. More >>
  • End of life planning

    End of life planning

    It is not something you want to think about, but preparing for what happens when you are gone is responsible and could make life easier for your loved ones. Dr. John Clay is helping his patients prepareMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is helping his patients prepare for the end of their lives. More >>
  • Sleep apnea

    Sleep apnea

    Dr. James Bush is helping his patients with sleep apnea. It is most commonly caused by a blockage of the upper airway while sleeping. It is a treatable condition that can lead to fatigue, daytime sleepiness,More >>
    Dr. James Bush is helping his patients with sleep apnea. More >>
  • Adequate sleep for children

    Adequate sleep for children

    Dr. John Clay is reminding parents to get their kids back on a regular sleep schedule. A childs behavior and concentration may be adversely affected by inadequate sleep. Children age 5-12 generallyMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is reminding parents to get their kids back on a regular sleep schedule. More >>
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

    Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

    Dr. John Clay is treating peripheral arterial disease. It's marked by progressive pain in the lower extremities while walking, that is relieved by rest. You can prevent the problem by making healthyMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is treating peripheral arterial disease. More >>
  • Chronic constipation

    Chronic constipation

    Dr. John Clay is treating chronic constipation. The best way to prevent this is by drinking adequate fluids,daily fiber intake and physical exercise. You can also can try over the counter stool softeners,More >>
    Dr. John Clay is treating chronic constipation. More >>
  • Pneumonia

    Pneumonia

    It probably isn't something that you are thinking about this time of year, but local doctors are seeing several cases of pneumonia popping up around town. Dr. James Bush is warning people about thisMore >>
    It probably isn't something that you are thinking about this time of year, but local doctors are seeing several cases of pneumonia popping up around town. More >>
  • Low back pain

    Low back pain

    Dr. James Bush is helping patients with low back pain. It can result from a sports injury, lifting too much or incorrectly or simply "overdoing it" with house work or yard work. Pain is usually dueMore >>
    Dr. James Bush is helping patients with low back pain. More >>
  • School preparedness

    School preparedness

    Dr. John Clay is getting his young patients ready for school. With school starting soon, vaccine records are always important to have up to date. The most important ages this affects include childrenMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is getting his young patients ready for school. More >>
  • Dehydration

    Dehydration

    As the summer winds down you are still vulnerable to the problems that crop up with extreme heat. Dr. Christopher Marshall in the is helping patients with dehydration. Breathing and sweating representMore >>
    As the summer winds down you are still vulnerable to the problems that crop up with extreme heat. More >>
  • Pap smears

    Pap smears

    Dr. John Clay is making sure his patients are getting their regular pap smears. Pap smears are recommended for women age 21 and older. It is important to have them done routinely for surveillance andMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is making sure his patients are getting their regular pap smears. More >>
  • Elderly patients with easy bruising

    Elderly patients with easy bruising

    Dr. John Clay is helping his elderly patients who bruise easily. Bruising is a common complaint of elderly patients, especially on the arms. Many blood thinning medications are the culprit. They notMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is helping his elderly patients who bruise easily.More >>
  • Alcoholism

    Alcoholism

    There are many issues that your doctor can help you with. Your health is something that goes beyond just the simple sicknesses you might think. Dr. John Clay is prepared to help his patients with alcoholism.More >>
    There are many issues that your doctor can help you with. Your health is something that goes beyond just the simple sicknesses you might thin. Dr. John Clay is prepared to help his patients with alcoholism. More >>
  • Pre-College entrance visits

    Pre-College entrance visits

    Dr. John Clay is preparing his late teen patients for their pre-college entrance visit. Most colleges require a list of immunizations and an evaluation by a physician prior to entry. Try to ensureMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is preparing his late teen patients for their pre-college entrance visit.More >>
  • Ankle sprains

    Ankle sprains

    The incredible run of weather we are having means more weekend warriors are out there doing things they may not normally do. That can lead to injuries you aren't prepared for. Dr. John Clay is helpingMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is helping his patients with ankle sprains. More >>
  • How Much Weight Should I Lose?

    How Much Weight Should I Lose?

    Weight is something so many people struggle with. But when we finally get on a program that works, when is the right time to say we've reached our goal? Dr. John Clay answers the question of how muchMore >>
    Weight is something so many people struggle with.  But when we finally get on a program that works, when is the right time to say we've reached our goal?

    Dr. John Clay answers the question of how much weight to lose on a regular basis.
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  • Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer

    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. James Bush believes its always good to remind woman about the threat of breast cancer. Symptoms include change in the skin texture of the breast, a lump in a breastMore >>
    Dr. James Bush believes its always good to remind woman about the threat of breast cancer.More >>
  • Medication Reconciliation

    Medication Reconciliation

    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is making sure his patients have all their medications in line. He considers it one of the most important aspects of a doctor's visit Many medication mistakesMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is making sure his patients have all their medications in line.More >>
  • Childhood obesity

    Childhood obesity

    APPOMATTOX, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Christopher Marshall is doing his best to help prevent childhood obesity. He suggests limiting "screen time" to less than 2 hours per day. Keep only healthy snacks on handMore >>
    Dr. Christopher Marshall is doing his best to help prevent childhood obesity.More >>
  • Why am I always cold?

    Why am I always cold?

    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is answering the question many of his older patients ask "why am I always cold?" Anemia and thyroid disease are common causes but one factor that is not oftenMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is answering the question many of his older patients ask "why am I always cold?"More >>
  • Diagnosis of diabetes

    Diagnosis of diabetes

    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is helping his patients that are diagnosed with diabetes. Cholesterol and blood pressure goals are sometimes lower in diabetes, which means you need bloodMore >>
    Dr. John Clay is helping his patients that are diagnosed with diabetes.More >>
  • Pre-college doctor visit

    Pre-college doctor visit

    Dr. John Clay is reminding high school seniors to schedule pre-college entrance visit.More >>
  • Ganglion cysts

    Ganglion cysts

    Dr. James Bush is treating a scary sounding problem Ganglion cysts at Colonial Heights Medical Center.More >>
  • Sun dangers

    Sun dangers

    Sunburn is uncomfortable, but Dr. John Clay explains that the problem is much worse than that.More >>
  • Bed bugs

    Bed bugs

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is warning about bed bugs at Family Health Clinic at the Crossings.More >>
  • Low testosterone

    Low testosterone

    Dr. John Clay is helping some of his patients deal with low testosterone, a particular problem for men.More >>
  • Grass pollen allergies

    Grass pollen allergies

    Dr. James Bush is helping his patients with grass pollen allergies at Colonial Heights Medical Center.More >>
  • Dehydration

    Dehydration

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is helping patients with dehydration at Family Health Clinic at the Crossings.More >>
  • TMJ syndrome

    TMJ syndrome

    Dr. John Clay is helping his patients with TMJ syndrome at Primary Health Group-Hopewell.More >>
  • Weight management

    Weight management

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is helping his patients with weight management at Family Health Clinic at the Crossings.More >>
  • Bee stings

    Bee stings

    Dr. James Bush is helping patients with bee stings at Colonial Heights Medical Center.More >>
  • Sports injuries

    Sports injuries

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is treating various sports injuries at Family Health Clinic at the Crossings.More >>
  • Kidney stones

    Kidney stones

    Dr. John Clay is treating kidney stones at Primary Health Group-Hopewell.More >>
  • Peripheral neuropathy

    Peripheral neuropathy

    It has a long name, and it sounds scary, but Dr. James Bush knows how to handle it in it.More >>
  • The dangers of alcohol

    The dangers of alcohol

    According to Dr. David Boyd, it is important to talk to your teen about alcohol.More >>
  • Rotavirus

    Rotavirus

    Dr. James Bush is treating the rotavirus at Colonial Heights Medical Center.More >>
  • Immunizations for teenagers

    Immunizations for teenagers

    Dr. John Clay suggests that teenagers should catch up on immunizations.More >>
  • Ankle sprains

    Ankle sprains

    Dr. John Clay has some advice about ankle sprains.More >>
  • Low back pain

    Low back pain

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is treating low back pain at Family Health Clinic at the Crossings.More >>
  • Exercise with a purpose

    Exercise with a purpose

    Dr. John Clay is suggesting to his patients that you exercise with a purpose.More >>
  • Corneal abrasions

    Corneal abrasions

    Dr. John Clay is treating corneal abrasions at Primary Health Group-Hopewell.More >>
  • The flu is officially here

    The flu is officially here

    Dr. James Bush is already treating several cases of the flu at Colonial Heights Medical Center.More >>
  • Shift work health concerns

    Shift work health concerns

    Dr. Christopher Marshall is warning people who work odd shifts to keep an eye on their health.More >>
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