Important Steps to Avoid Pool Germs

As you head to the local pool or water playground to cool off this summer, simple steps can protect you and your family from germs that could be lurking in the water. Chlorinated water kills most germs within minutes, but one parasite – Cryptosporidium – can survive up to 10 days in properly treated water. […]

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 heat […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local Strawberry Farms Combine Nutrition, Exercise

With rows of red strawberries ready to be picked, local farms offer a sweet opportunity to combine a little exercise and healthy eating. Strawberries contain powerful nutrients. Each bite boasts vitamin C, folate, fiber and potassium. One cup of these beauties has only 50 calories and gives your body 160 percent of the recommended Daily Value of vitamin C. Vitamin […]

Stroke Prevention: Know Risk Factors, Make Healthy Choices

Knowing that brain cells die every minute, Dr. John R. Baker and his neurointerventional team work as quickly as possible on every stroke patient they treat to restore oxygen to the brain. Advanced imaging and technology enable Dr. Baker to remove blood clots, repair blood vessels in the brain and stop bleeding. At Bon Secours […]

Spring into Fitness: Set Goals

By Aaron McKissick, sports performance coordinator at Bon Secours In Motion Spring, what a great time of year! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. Once spring arrives, we tend to start changing up our routine, tidying the house and getting things in order. Yet too often the […]

Prevent Skin Cancer: Get Screened Annually

Screening for skin cancer takes only 10 minutes but the benefits could last your lifetime. The key to treating skin cancer is to find it early. That’s when all forms of skin cancer – including melanoma – the deadliest form – are highly treatable. “One of the best things people can do is get an […]