Hormone Replacement Therapy Services
Conscious Evolution Institute specializes in medical treatments
designed to restore hormone balance in order to help you live a
healthier life. Many of the medical issues that we face that are
often attributed to the aging process are actually the result of
changes in hormone production which hinder our ability to live the
lives that we want to live.
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feel like your sexual performance isn't up to snuff lately? If you
are over the age of thirty, you may be suffering from a condition
known as Andropause, which limits your ability to engage in happy and
healthy sexual activity. The Conscious Evolution Institute can get
you back on the right track and get you back to your peak sexual
Deficiency also has a negative impact on your health and wellness,
and is associated with a number of health conditions that can
increase your mortality risk and negative impact your quality of
life, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
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Deficiency is not the only age-related problem that can impact the
lives of men and women. Human Growth Hormone Deficiency can also
powerfully degrade human health and wellness. HGH is responsible for
sustaining the optimal rate of cellular metabolism, and many
physicians argue that Hormone Imbalance is one of the core causes of
If you are
suffering from symptoms associated with HGH Deficiency, including
fatigue, foggy memory, lack of focus, and changes in body
composition, Physician-Monitored, Bio-Identical HGH Therapy can
restore your body's natural and youthful hormone balance to improve
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If you are
interested in alternatives to Bio-Identical Growth Hormone, you may
be interested in Sermorelin Acetate Therapy. This form of treatment
provides similar results to HGH Injections, but sustains the optimal
function of the pituitary. The Conscious Evolution Institute can help
you decide which treatment is best for your health and your budget.
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treatment that we provide at the Conscious Evolution Institute is HCG
Therapy for Weight Loss. If you are having major issues losing
weight, or you are just looking for an effective method to help you
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Cities in the State of Virginia
Beach is the largest city in the state of Virginia, located where the
southern portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet.
Virginia Beach also has the distinction of having the Guinness Record
for the longest designed pleasure beach on earth. Virginia Beach has
a highly diverse economy, with an emphasis on both tourism and
military occupations. The city also has a large agriculture sector.
region, which includes Newport News, Chesapeake, and Norfolk, is
often referred to as America's First Region. This is because it is
one of the first heavily settled areas of the United States by
British settlers, and the many cities rose together in the same
Virginia is located to the northwest of Virginia Beach, and is the
second largest city in the state. Norfolk is home to the biggest
United States Navy base on the planet, and is the center of the
economy for the entire Hampton Roads region. Norfolk is one of the
oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1619.
Virginia Beach is the vacation destination of the region, Norfolk is
considered the seat of culture and opportunity for the area. Over the
past decades, Norfolk has undergone a tremendous period of
revitalization, providing national acclaim for the city and the
region. Old Dominion is the largest and most acclaimed University in
Virginia is located inland immediately west of both Norfolk and
Virginia Beach. It is the third largest city in the state both by
land area and population. Over recent decades, portions of Chesapeake
have been undergoing a fairly rapid increase in population, as more
and more people move to the area to take advantage of new suburban
is widely acclaimed for its demographic and ecological diversity. It
is a large city with a lot to offer. The city is more urban closer to
Norfolk, but there is a heavy agricultural presence further from the
core of the region, and there are large amounts of protected forests
and ecological areas, including a large area of the Great Dismal
Virginia is the capital of Virginia, and is the fourth largest city
in the state. Richmond has been a very important city in American
history, serving as an industrial hub early in the early years of the
United States. When the Civil War broke out in 1865, Richmond served
as the capital of the Confederacy for the majority of the war.
capital is considered one of the best cities in the country for
business, and is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies. Richmond
also also has a number of universities, the most significant of which
are the private Richmond University and the public Virginia
Commonwealth University. The most famous historical resident of
Richmond was Edgar Allen Poe, and there is a museum in the city which
displays artifacts from his life and the time period.
News is located to the north of Norfolk Virginia, just across the
James River. The city is also on the edge of the Virginia Peninsula.
Norfolk is considered the central commercial hub of the region, but
Newport News is the second most important business district. Like
Norfolk, Newport News has a strong military presence, and is home to
the merged Langley-Eustis joint Air Force and Army base.
is not limited only to military influence, however. Newport News is a
very important transportation hub, with its most important location
being the Newport News Marine Terminal.
All About Portsmouth, Virginia Geographic Area
Portsmouth is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2010, the city had a total population of 95,535.
The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard, is a historic and active U.S. Navy facility that is actually located in Portsmouth rather than Norfolk; the name "Norfolk" was adopted to avoid confusion with Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where a naval shipyard already existed when the Virginia facility opened. The shipyard builds, remodels, and repairs the Navy's ships of all types.
Directly opposite Norfolk, the city of Portsmouth also has miles of waterfront land on the Elizabeth River as part of the harbor of Hampton Roads. There is a ferry boat that takes riders back and forth across the water between Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth.
Portsmouth is located on the western side of the Elizabeth River directly across from the City of Norfolk. In 1620, the future site of Portsmouth was recognized as suitable shipbuilding location by John Wood, a shipbuilder, who petitioned King James I of England for a land grant. The surrounding area was soon settled as a plantation community.
Portsmouth was founded by Colonel William Crawford, a wealthy merchant and ship owner, who dedicated the four corners of High and Court streets for a church, a market, a courthouse, and a jail. It was established as a town in 1752 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly and was named for Portsmouth, England.
In 1855, the Portsmouth and Norfolk area suffered an epidemic of yellow fever which killed 1 of every three citizens. It became an independent city from Norfolk County in 1858.
In 1767, Andrew Sprowle, a shipbuilder, founded the Gosport Shipyard adjacent to Portsmouth. The Gosport Shipyard at Portsmouth was owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia after the American Revolutionary War and was sold to the new United States federal government. During the American Civil War, in 1861, Virginia joined the Confederate States of America.
Fearing that the Confederacy would take control of the shipyard at Portsmouth, the shipyard commander ordered the burning of the shipyard. The Confederate forces did in fact take over the shipyard, and did so without armed conflict through an elaborate ruse orchestrated by civilian railroad builder William Mahone (soon to become a famous Confederate officer). The Union forces withdrew to Fort Monroe across Hampton Roads, which was the only land in the area which remained under Union control.
In early 1862, the Confederate ironclad warship CSS Virginia was rebuilt using the burned-out hulk of USS Merrimack. Virginia engaged the Union ironclad USS Monitor in the famous Battle of Hampton Roads during the Union blockade of Hampton Roads. The Confederates burned the shipyard again when they left in May 1862.
Following the recapture of Norfolk and Portsmouth by the Union forces, the name of the shipyard was changed to Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The name of the shipyard was derived from its location in Norfolk County. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard today is located entirely within the city limits of Portsmouth, Virginia. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard name has been retained to minimize any confusion with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which itself is actually located in Kittery, Maine, across the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Portsmouth was the county seat of Norfolk County until 1963 when the new city of Chesapeake was formed in a political consolidation with the city of South Norfolk. Portsmouth's other county neighbor, the former Nansemond County, also consolidated with a smaller city, forming the new city of Suffolk in 1974.
One of the older cities of Hampton Roads, in the early 21st century, Portsmouth was undergoing moderate urban renewal in the downtown area. However, population had been declining and there was no room for expansion, as it is surrounded by water and other cities of South Hampton Roads.
The city has a radically limited tax base. A large portion of the city is controlled by the U.S. Navy; when Navy facilities are combined with schools, churches, and other tax-exempt entities, over half of Portsmouth's assessed valuation is off the tax rolls. The APM "MAERSK" marine terminal for container ships opened in 2007 in the West Norfolk section. Virginia has funded millions of dollars in railroad and transportation improvements to serve it.
The Olde Towne section features one of the largest collections of historically significant homes between Alexandria, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina. For example, located in Olde Towne is Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), which was built by slaves and free men and is the second-oldest building in Portsmouth and the city's oldest black church.
The city contains a number of other historic buildings, as well, including the Pass House, which was built in 1841 by Judge James Murdaugh and occupied by Union troops from 1862 to 1865. Federal forces required Portsmouth residents to obtain a written pass to travel across the Elizabeth River and beyond. These passes were issued from the English basement and thus the name "Pass House" was derived.
Four-story 1825 English basement home furnished entirely with original family belongings. It is evident from the furnishings that the Hill family were avid collectors and lived graciously over a period of 150 years. The house remains in its original condition, with limited renovation through the years.
Established in 1832, Cedar Grove is the oldest city-owned cemetery in Portsmouth. Listed on the Virginia and national registers of historic sites, the cemetery is noted for its funerary art and the civic, business, maritime, religious and military leaders who are buried there. Historical markers placed throughout the cemetery allow for self-guided tours. The cemetery is located between Effingham Street and Fort Lane in Olde Towne Portsmouth. Entrance is through the south gate to the cemetery, located on London Boulevard.
Portsmouth is located at 36°49′52″N 76°20′44″W / 36.83111°N 76.34556°W / 36.83111; -76.34556 (36.831298, -76.345641).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.6 square miles (121 km2), of which, 33.2 square miles (86 km2) of it is land and 13.5 square miles (35 km2) of it (28.87%) is water.
Portsmouth has a long history as a port town and city. The Olde Towne Business and Historical District is located in the downtown area, where a combination of preservation and redevelopment has been underway. An example is Hawthorn Hotel & Suites at The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel, which was renovated and reopened in 2005 after being closed for more than 10 years. It has been recognized by Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historical Preservation that identifies hotels that have maintained their historical integrity, architecture and ambiance and provides resources for their preservation. The historic hotel was named for Governor Robert Dinwiddie, who was the administrative head of the Colony of Virginia during the time Portsmouth was founded in 1752. It was largely through his efforts that Virginia survived the French and Indian War relatively well. (Dinwiddie County near Petersburg was also named for him).
Portsmouth is governed under the Council-Manager form of government. The current Mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia is Kenneth I. Wright, who was elected November 2, 2010 for the remainder of the unexpired term to end December 31, 2012. The City Hall Building, located at 801 Crawford Street, is the regular meeting place of the City Council of The City of Portsmouth, Virginia. The City Council is a legislative body served by six members, elected for four-year terms.
There are three public high schools in Portsmouth, Virginia, located at three corners of the city. In the northwest section of the city, off Cedar Lane, is Churchland High School. In the downtown section of the city, off London Blvd/High Street, is I.C. Norcom High School. In the southwest section of Portsmouth, on Elmhurst Lane, is Woodrow Wilson High School.
Portsmouth's mild humid subtropical climate means outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. The weather in Portsmouth is temperate and seasonal. Summers are hot and humid with warm evenings. The mean annual temperature is 65 °F (18 °C), with an average annual snowfall of 3 inches and an average annual rainfall of 47 inches. No measurable snow fell in 1999. The wettest seasons are the spring and summer, although rainfall is fairly constant all year round. The highest recorded temperature was 105.0°F in 1980. The lowest recorded temperature was -3.0°F on January 21, 1985.
Additionally, the geographic location of the city, with respect to the principal storm tracks, is especially favorable, as it is south of the average path of storms originating in the higher latitudes, and north of the usual tracks of hurricanes and other major tropical storms. Snow falls rarely, averaging 3 inches (76 mm) per season.
From the earliest development, Portsmouth has been oriented to the water. In the 1830s, it was the first community in Hampton Roads to receive a new land transportation innovation, railroad service. The Portsmouth and Roanoke Railroad, a predecessor of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, extended to the rapids of the Roanoke River on its fall line near Weldon, North Carolina. It was to be 20 more years before its bigger neighbor, the city of Norfolk, also received a rail line, in 1858, when the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad was completed.
Portsmouth is primarily served by the Norfolk International Airport (IATA: ORF, ICAO: KORF, FAA LID: ORF), now the region's major commercial airport. The airport is located near Chesapeake Bay, along the city limits of neighboring Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Seven airlines provide nonstop services to twenty-five destinations. ORF had 3,703,664 passengers take off or land at its facility and 68,778,934 pounds of cargo were processed through its facilities. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (IATA: PHF, ICAO: KPHF, FAA LID: PHF) also provides commercial air service for the Hampton Roads area. The Chesapeake Regional Airport provides general aviation services and is located five miles (8 km) outside the city limits.
In the 21st century, the city has access to lines of CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and three short line railroads. Portsmouth is served by Interstate 264 and Interstate 664, which is part of the Hampton Roads Beltway. U.S. Route 17 and U.S. Route 58 pass through. The Elizabeth River is crossed via the Midtown Tunnel, the Downtown Tunnel and Berkley Bridge combination.
Transportation within the city, as well as the other cities of Hampton Roads, is served by a regional bus service, Hampton Roads Transit.
As of the census of 2010, there were 95,535 people, 38,170 households, and 25,497 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,032.7 people per square mile (1,170.9/km²). There were 41,605 housing units at an average density of 1,254.7 per square mile (484.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.3% African American, 41.6% White, 0.4% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.
There were 38,170 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% have a female household with no husband present and 33.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,742. Males had a median income of $30,122 versus $23,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,507. About 13.3% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.
Portsmouth's daily newspaper is the Virginian-Pilot with The Currents being the Portsmouth edition of the Sunday paper. Other papers include the New Journal and Guide, and the Hampton Roads Business Journal. Hampton Roads Magazine serves as a bi-monthly regional magazine for Portsmouth and the Hampton Roads area. Hampton Roads Times serves as an online magazine for all the Hampton Roads cities and counties. Portsmouth is served by a variety of radio stations on the AM and FM dials, with towers located around the Hampton Roads area.
Portsmouth is also served by several television stations. The Hampton Roads designated market area (DMA) is the 42nd largest in the U.S. with 712,790 homes (0.64% of the total U.S.). The major network television affiliates are WTKR-TV 3 (CBS), WAVY 10 (NBC), WVEC-TV 13 (ABC), WGNT 27 (CW), WTVZ 33 (MyNetworkTV), WVBT 43 (Fox), and WPXV 49 (ION Television). The Public Broadcasting Service station is WHRO-TV 15. Portsmouth residents also can receive independent stations, such as WSKY broadcasting on channel 4 from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and WGBS-LD broadcasting on channel 11 from Hampton. Portsmouth is served by Cox Cable and Verizon FIOS. DirecTV and Dish Network are also popular as an alternative to cable television in Portsmouth. WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV are both sister stations owned by LIN TV and have their office and studio located in the city.
The Portsmouth Cavaliers are a basketball team founded in 2010 and scheduled to begin play in the American Basketball Association for the 2011-12 season. Based in Portsmouth, Virginia, the Cavaliers play their home games at the Chick-fil-A Fieldhouse on the campus of Portsmouth Catholic Regional School. Portsmouth is also the home of the Portsmouth Mustangs Semi-Pro Football.
Notable current and former residents of Portsmouth include: