Learn Your Family's Health History This Thanksgiving
A simple conversation this Thanksgiving could help you and other members of your family live healthier lives. As you gather together with relatives, take time to also gather your family’s medical history. By asking your relatives a few simple questions, you can discover if diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain cancers…
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Infants, Parents Should Share Bedroom, Not Bed, to Reduce SIDS Risk
Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents but in a separate crib or bassinet for at least the first six months of their lives, according to new sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Additionally, infants should never sleep alone or with another person on a sofa, couch or cushioned chair because it can increase the…
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Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday: Put Yourself in Charge
By Judy Mitnick, MS, RD, CDE, Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance It’s that time again: the time for parties, the time for family and friends, the time for food… and more food, and more food. It’s no wonder people often feel like someone else takes control of…
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Manage Diabetes to Improve Health
One of the challenges to treating type 2 diabetes is simply that millions of people don’t know they have the serious disease. More than 29 million adults in the United States have diabetes, but one-fourth of them are unaware of their condition. Another 86 million adults have prediabetes - which often leads to type 2 diabetes - yet 90 percent…
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Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
Although women can’t control how old they are or their genetics, which both influence the risk of breast cancer, they can take other actions to help prevent the disease. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Years ago, the lifetime risk of…
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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.