The 19th Annual Santa Claus Shuffle will be held in scenic Olde Towne Portsmouthon December 14, 2013. This family friendly, fun event is sure to boost your holiday spirits as you participate with crowds of costumed runners through the beautiful streets of Olde Towne.
NTelos Pavilion, 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, VA, serves as the staging area for the Santa Claus Shuffle.
There are two events to the Santa Claus Shuffle – the 1 Mile Fun Run and the 5K. Come out and join us - and bring your family and friends and show off your funniest holiday costume!
Proceeds from the Santa Claus Shuffle benefit Tidewater Youth Services Foundation and help at-risk and court involved youth gain the skills they need to become productive members of the community. We hope you’ll get involved and make a difference!
Dr. Jordan and Keisha Brown stopped by to give us some more than information when it comes to dealing with Cervical Cancer, the symptoms of it, and how to prevent it. Here are some helpful insight.
Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it's found early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap test.
Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV. You can get HPV by having sexual contact with someone who has it. There are many types of the HPV virus. Not all types of HPV cause cervical cancer. Some of them cause genital warts, but other types may not cause any symptoms.
You can have HPV for years and not know it. It stays in your body and can lead to cervical cancer years after you were infected. This is why it is important for you to have regular Pap tests. A Pap test can find changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer. If you treat these cell changes, you may prevent cervical cancer.
Abnormal cervical cell changes rarely cause symptoms. But you may have symptoms if those cell changes grow into cervical cancer. Symptoms of cervical cancer may include:
As part of your regular pelvic exam, you should have a Pap test. During a Pap test, the doctor scrapes a small sample of cells from the surface of the cervix to look for cell changes. If a Pap test shows abnormal cell changes, your doctor may do other tests to look for precancerous or cancer cells on your cervix.
Your doctor may also do a Pap test and take a sample of tissue (biopsy) if you have symptoms of cervical cancer
Gaylene has over 20 years in Sales and Marketing and currently serve as a Advertising Executive.
She recieved her B.A. degree- Political Science- Hampton University and is a very know community leader.
Ms. Gaylene brings community awareness to the Obama Health Care.
Starting 2014, most people must have health coverage or pay a fee (the “individual shared responsibility payment”). You can get an exemption in certain cases.
If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee known as the individual shared responsibility payment.
The fee in 2014 is 1% of your yearly income or $95 per person for the year, whichever is higher. The fee increases every year. In 2016 it is 2.5% of income or $695 per person, whichever is higher.
1st Vice Chair- Hampton NAACP
President, Hampton Watch (A Citizens Awareness Group)
Executive Board- Urban League
Council of the Status of Women- Appointed by Gov. Kaine
Boardmember- Chesapeake Bay Academy
Here is a list of awards Ms. Gaylene has
2006 - Zeta Phi Beta - Finer Woman Community Award
2007 - Sister to Sister Community service award
2008 - YWCA -Women of Distinction
2008 - Alpha Phi Alpha - Community Service Award
2010 - YH Thomas Youth Athletic Assoc.- Community Service Award
2010 - NANBPWC Community Service Award
2010 - City of Hampton- Citizens Unity Commission Award
Ms. Gaylene shares powerful information with us about health care and how to get involved. Please visit healthcare.gov for more info!
Dr. Jordan and Dr. Chang discuss Breast Cancer Awareness:
Dr. Chang is a Surgial Oncologist at Bon Secours Surgical Specialists, located at 5838 Harbor View Blvd. Suite 240 in Suffolk, VA. The number is 757-483-3030. http://hamptonroads.bonsecours.com/
Dr. Jordan is an OBGYN at Jordan and Associates in Chesapeake, 111 Medical Parkway 2nd Floor. 23320. Give her a call to set up an appointment, 757-436-2424. http://www.drkjordanva.com/index.html
During the interview, many important topics were discussed, including breast exams, radiation and potential causes of breast cancer. Family history, age, amount of children that were breast-fed and also the BRCA gene mutation are discussed. People are now able to get tested and see how susceptible to breast cancer they really are.
Dr. Jordan and the radio station will be a part of the Race for the Cure in Virginia Beach on October 12th. Get information on how to join and/or help at komentidewater.org.
Check out "Every Woman's Life", they give free mammograms, among other procedures: http://www.evms.edu/community/community_health_initiatives/every_womans_life/.
Attorney Moody and Attorney Buttes spoke about the laws of bicycling. Bikes are considered vehicles and the cicyclist needs to abide by all traffic laws, same as motor vehicles. For example, if a bicyclist runs through a stop sign, that is a class 4 misdemeaner and a $250 ticket. Attorney Moody also discusses contributory negligence, necessary safety precautions and gives great examples of bicycle accidents and what to do.
To contact Attorney Eric Moody: Locations in Portsmouth and Chesapeake
355 Crawford Street Suite 810
2200 Dunbarton Dr
Ste B, Chesapeake, VA
A few bedazzled pink ladies from Susan G. Komen, and huge sponsor, Chesapeake Homes came in to speak about the upcoming event Heels for the Cure on September 21st. This event is taking place at New Port in Portsmouth from 2-4pm.
For a minimum donation of $20, you can get a High Heels t-shirt, two drink tickets and participation in the walk/run/drag/fall! This is free and open to everyone; bedazzle yourself in pink. All sorts of vendors and fun activities will be happening.
Go to http://www.komentidewater.org/ for details!