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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    Can organ donation cost money to my family after my death?

    No, organ donation will not cost you or your family anything. Your family pays for your medical care and funeral costs, but not for organ donation. Costs related to donation are paid by the recipient, usually through insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.
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    Who can become an organ donor?

    All individuals can indicate their intent to donate an organ. Persons younger than 18 years of age require the consent of a parent or guardian to do so. Medical suitability for donation is determined at the time of death.
    This answer is based on source information from the U.S. Department of Health...Read More
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    What can I do for my baby's oral health if I am a new mother?

    You can do a lot! Below are some things you need to know about your baby's oral health.

    The same germs that cause tooth decay in your mouth can be passed to your baby. Do not put your baby's items, such as toys, spoons, bottles, or pacifiers in your mouth. Wipe your baby's teeth and gums with a clean gauze...Read More
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    What are the health consequences of binge eating disorder?

    People with binge eating disorder are usually very upset by their binge eating and may become depressed. Research has shown that people with binge eating disorder report more health problems, stress, trouble sleeping, and suicidal thoughts than people without an eating disorder. People with binge...Read More
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    As a woman, should I worry about my oral health?

    Everyone needs to take care of their oral health. But female hormones can lead to an increase in some problems, such as:
    • Cold sores and canker sores
    • Dry mouth
    • Changes in taste
    • Higher risk of gum disease
    Taking good care of your teeth and gums can help you avoid or lessen oral health...Read More
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    How can I take care of myself during pregnancy?

    You should start taking care of yourself before you start trying to get pregnant. This is called preconception health. It means knowing how health conditions and risk factors could affect you or your unborn baby if you become pregnant. For example, some foods, habits, and medicines can harm your...Read More
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    What is binge-eating disorder (BED)?

    Binge-eating disorder is a condition in which a person eats unusually large amounts of food, often in secret, with little or no sense of self-control. People with this disorder do not enjoy their binges. Instead they are often consumed with feelings of frustration, anger, and hopelessness following...Read More
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    How can we determine the benefits and risks of menopausal hormones?

    The most comprehensive evidence about the risks and benefits of taking hormones after menopause to prevent disease comes from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Hormone Program, which was sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), parts...Read More
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    Do I need to take special care of my mouth if I am pregnant?

    Yes! If you are pregnant, you have special oral health needs.

    Before you become pregnant, it is best to have dental checkups every 6 months. You want to keep your mouth in good health before your pregnancy.

    If you are pregnant and have not had regular checkups:

    Have a complete oral exam early...Read More
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    How is hepatitis C (HCV) treated?

    Acute hepatitis C may not require treatment, because the infection may resolve on its own. Doctors may suggest waiting several months before beginning treatment.

    Chronic hepatitis C is treated with drugs that eliminate the virus. The combination of drugs used depends on the specific type of the he...Read More
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    How does genital herpes cause problems during pregnancy?

    Yes. If the mother is having her first outbreak near the time of delivery, she is much more likely to pass the virus to her baby. If the outbreak is not the first one, the baby's risk of getting the virus is very low. Babies born with herpes may be premature or may die, or they may have brain damage,...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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    Is hair color safe?

    The decision to change your hair color may be a hard one. Some studies have linked hair dyes with a higher risk of certain cancers, while other studies have not found this link. Most hair dyes also don't have to go through safety testing that other cosmetic color additives do before hitting store...Read More
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    What are the treatment options for glossopharyngeal neuralgia?

    Most doctors will attempt to treat the pain from glossopharyngeal neuralgia first with drugs. Some individuals respond well to anticonvulsant drugs, such as carbamazepine and gabapentin. Surgical options, including nerve resection, tractotomy, or microvascular decompression, should be considered when...Read More
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    What are secondary headaches?

    Secondary headache disorders are caused by an underlying illness or condition that affects the brain. These headaches are usually diagnosed based on other symptoms that occur concurrently and the characteristics of the headaches. Some of the more serious causes of secondary headache include brain...Read More