Summer Exercise Tips: Train Safely for Sports Performance
By Joseph Ratti, MS, CSCS, PES, CES, CPT, LMBT Bon Secours In Motion Sports Performance Coordinator Summer is a popular season in our region to take your workout outdoors. With temperatures that often reach into the 90s, it’s critical to take steps to avoid dehydration and heat exhaustion. Everyone, including athletes, who exercises in extreme…
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Skin Cancer Prevention Starts at Birth
When it comes to protecting your children’s skin and health, simple choices and everyday habits could keep them from developing the deadliest form of skin cancer later in life. The decisions to cover up, sit in the shade and reapply sunscreen all make a difference in whether a child gets too much sun. Just one blistering sunburn during childhood or…
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Vegetable Entrees Invite Nutrition to Dinner
Steak and potatoes. Lasagna. Spaghetti and meatballs. For many decades, these types of traditional dishes have dominated our meals, especially at dinnertime. Unfortunately, it’s a style of eating that doesn’t help many Americans who are overweight or have Type 2 diabetes - or struggle with both. While most of us get enough protein every day, many of us do not…
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Prevent Measles Infection: Check Immunity Before Traveling Abroad
If your future vacation plans take you abroad, make sure you check with your doctor to see if you need to be vaccinated for measles. A recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that more than half of U.S. travelers who were not considered immune skipped the measles vaccine despite the risk of infection. Many of them refused the vaccine…
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Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks for Kids, Poll Suggests
As the weather warms up just enough for kids to jump in the pool, a new national poll suggests some parents may underestimate drowning risks. Most parents surveyed in the poll felt uncomfortable letting their child swim unsupervised in a lake or the ocean, however, more than one-third were OK with letting their child swim without adult supervision in a…
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Managing Your High Blood Pressure

Dr. Susan Szulc, of Bon Secours Medical Associates at Virginia Beach, discusses strategies that can help those suffering from or at risk for high blood pressure control and manage their condition - beyond the doctor's office.