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Sentara RMH Magazine Fall 2020

Feature

Advancing Our Mission

On June 22, 2010, RMH staff members experienced a real sense that “we’ve arrived” as they safely moved 95 patients from the old hospital in Harrisonburg to the new state-of-the-art hospital, billed as a “destination for health and wellness,” on an expansive 254-acre campus just outside the city limits.
Feature

Catching 40 Winks

Aaron Figgins thought he was a good sleeper. This hard-working farmer from Mt. Crawford seldom, if ever, awoke in the middle of the night and usually got seven or eight hours of sleep per night—essential for a man engaged in hard physical labor. So if he was sleeping soundly, why was he unbearably tired throughout the day?
Feature

Seasonal Flu or COVID-19?

When the COVID-19 pandemic took root in March, Sentara RMH Medical Center, much like hospitals all across the world, worked tirelessly to understand the new strain of coronavirus and plan for the impact it would have on patients, healthcare workers, the hospital and surrounding communities.
Sentara in the Community

Friends of the RMH Foundation

Sentara RMH Medical Center is grateful to have the support of generous community members.
Philanthrophy

Generous to the End … and Beyond

When Bill and Jean Madren committed to something, it was for the long haul.For starters, they were together for 67 years, abiding by the ultimate pledge to each other. This was more than enough time for both to make significant contributions to their community neighbors in Elkton, from Bill’s generosity toward youth by funding the construction of basketball courts and playground renovations, to Jean’s background in education, which sparked the creation of scholarships in their names at Spotswood High School and East Rockingham High School.
Physicians Perspective

Treating Aneurysms in the Brain

“Your scan shows that you have an aneurysm in your brain.”Those are words that would strike fear in the hearts of most people, conjuring up images of a life-threatening, “ticking time bomb” aneurysm.
The Best Medicine

Lessons Learned from a Year in the House

OK, 2020. You’ve got some explainin’ to do. Entering this year, I assumed it would be a great one, simply because the number 2020 had a numerical symmetry that connoted terrific things.
Clinical Excellence

3D Mammography

If you haven’t heard about three-dimensional (3D) mammography yet, read on! Also known as tomosynthesis, 3D breast imaging is the most up-to-date breast screening technology available to women today.
Improve Health Everyday

Coping and Even Thriving During COVID-19

Since arriving in the United States in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic truly has turned our world upside down. Many thousands have lost their lives, while countless others have lost their livelihoods.
Health Matters

Practice the Basics of Infection Prevention

Infectious diseases spread through a variety of means. Respiratory diseases like COVID-19, influenza (flu) and the common cold spread via droplets of saliva or mucus that contain germs.
Improve Health Everyday

Flu Shots Are Even More Important This Year

With the COVID-19 pandemic still among us, and given the medical complexities the disease can produce, getting your flu shot early this year is crucial.
La Salud Importa

Adopte las medidas básicas para la prevención de infecciones

Las enfermedades infecciosas se propagan a través de diversos medios. Las enfermedades respiratorias, como la COVID-19, la gripe y el resfriado común, se propagan a través de las gotas de saliva o del moco que contienen gérmenes.
On-Call Advice

Are heartburn and acid indigestion the same thing?

Although both conditions involve discomfort and feature symptoms that tend to overlap, leading many people to use the terms interchangeably, heartburn and acid indigestion occur in distinct areas of the body.
Womens Health

Veins Vexing You?

Varicose veins and spider veins—those red, purple and blue lines and webs visible just below the surface of the skin—can be an unsightly nuisance. Or worse.