Riverside Health System

Our Mission

Across every life stage we provide coordinated patient care yielding extraordinary results. Your health is our number one priority and we’ve earned a national reputation for innovative care delivery. Our team of 330 medically distinguished physicians across nearly every specialty, is the reason we can provide integrated, top quality care. With seven hospitals, age related services unmatched in Virginia and continuing care, retirement , rehabilitation, health & wellness programs, and state-of-the-art diagnostic and care facilities in communities across Hampton Roads, we are a team of care champions providing the future of integrated, accountable healthcare. Today.


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    What should I do if I have chlamydia?

    Chlamydia is easy to treat. But you should be tested and treated right away to protect your reproductive health. If you have chlamydia:
    See a doctor right away. Women with chlamydia are 5 times more likely to get HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from an infected partner. Follow your doctor's orders...Read More
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    In weight management, why is it important for me to lose weight?

    Losing weight as part of weight management is important because weighing too much is not good for your health. Being overweight increases your risk of health conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Being overweight can also increase your...Read More
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    What problems does genital herpes cause?

    Genital herpes infection usually does not cause serious health problems in healthy adults. People whose immune systems don't work properly, such as people with HIV, can have severe outbreaks that are long-lasting. Sometimes, people with normal immune systems can get herpes infection in the eye. But...Read More
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    Can I get better if I have binge eating disorder?

    Yes. Someone with binge eating disorder can get better.
    People with binge eating disorder should get help from a health care professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or clinical social worker. As with bulimia, there are different ways to treat binge eating disorder that may be helpful...Read More
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    How can I clear my doubts of taking menopausal hormones?

    Although menopausal hormones have short-term benefits such as relief from hot flashes and vaginal dryness, several health concerns are associated with their use. Women should discuss with their health care provider whether to take menopausal hormones and what alternatives may be appropriate for them....Read More
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    Why is it important for my child to be at a healthy weight?

    It is important for your child to be at a normal weight because weighing too much is not good for your child's health. Being overweight increases your child's risk of having health problems such as type 2 diabetes and high blood cholesterol (a fatty substance in the blood). High levels of cholesterol...Read More
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    What should I do if I think I have been exposed to Hansen's disease?

    If you think you have been exposed to Hansen's disease, you do not need to take any action. Most people have a natural immunity to the disease and there is no need for prophylaxis.
    We do not yet have a vaccine, or a blood, or skin test that will tell if you have been exposed to or if you have a p...Read More
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    What is chlamydia?

    Chlamydia (kluh-MID-ee-uh) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). STIs are also called STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases. Chlamydia is an STI caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STI in the United States. Women, especially young women,...Read More
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    How is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treated?

    Treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may include:
    Medicines Surgery Changes in the foods you eat — some people find following specific diets helps ease their symptoms Nutritional supplements Reducing stress and getting enough rest
    If you have IBD, your treatment will depend on:
    Your symptoms...Read More
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    Can stress make inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) worse?

    Although stress does not cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), some people find that stress can bring on a flare-up in their disease. If you think this is happening to you, try using relaxation techniques, such as slow breathing. Also, be sure to get enough sleep.
    This answer is based on source...Read More
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    How do I protect myself from human papillomavirus (HPV)?

    Using condoms may reduce the risk of getting genital warts and cervical cancer. But condoms don't always protect you from HPV. The best ways to protect yourself from HPV are to:
    Not have sex Be faithful, meaning you and your partner only have sex with each other and no one else.

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    What happens if trichomoniasis isn't treated?

    If you don't get treated, the infection stays in your body. Even without symptoms, it can be passed to others. Having trichomoniasis also can increase a woman's risk of getting HIV if she is exposed to the virus.
    This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information...Read More
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    How is Hansen's disease related to tuberculosis?

    Mycobacterium leprae, the bacillus that causes Hansen's disease, belongs to the same bacterial family as M. tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. As a result of this relationship, the National Hansen's Disease Program conducts extramurally-funded research on tuberculosis.
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    Is it safe to visit someone with hepatitis?

    It is safe to visit someone with viral hepatitis. You cannot get hepatitis through casual contact. It is ok to shake hands with, hug, or kiss someone who is infected with any of the viral hepatitis types.
    This answer is based on source information from The Federal Government Source for Women's Health...Read More
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    How is Hansen's disease transmitted?

    It is believed that Hansen's disease is transmitted through the respiratory tract, since a large number of bacteria can be found in the nose of some untreated patients. The degree of susceptibility of the person, the extent of exposure, and the environmental conditions are factors that affect tra...Read More