Organic Foods – Does Buying Them Matter?

By Abby Forman, Registered Dietitian with Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Throughout grocery stores nationwide, people often stop in the aisles of the produce section and question whether it’s worth it to buy organic foods when they typically cost more. The answer often varies by fruit, vegetable and who will be eating them. According […]

Expert Tips for Exercising in Hot Weather

By Erin Ludwig, MS, ATC, VAT/L; Supervisor of Athletic Training Services, Bon Secours Sports Medicine With the summer months upon us, whether you’re running, playing a pick-up game of basketball or going for a power walk, make sure you take care of your body when the temperature rises to avoid heat illness. Working out in hot […]

Foods that Fight Colon Cancer

By Brittny Small, Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator for Bon Secours Medical Group March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so today we are focusing on nutrition for your gut! It’s widely known that what you eat significantly impacts your health and wellbeing.  Below, we are dishing out some healthy ways to ward off colon cancer. Boost the antioxidants-These potent substances are […]

Beginning a Running Program

By Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator Lee Beasley MSPT, OSC Before beginning a running program, many people like to set goals to keep them on track. Whether your motivation is independent or social, the right plan can go a long way towards your overall success. As with anyone beginning physical fitness, we […]

Not All Fats Are Created Equal

By Brittny Small, Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator for Bon Secours Medical Group It’s now widely known (despite previous 90s diets) that fats are, in fact, good for us. That’s right, the days of stressing out over fat free this and low fat that are over. Nevertheless, not all fats are created equal. Some fats are beneficial […]

Cancer Prevention: Do Something!

A recent survey commission by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) revealed what health care workers have long feared, nearly 20 percent of American’s believe that there’s nothing that can be done to reduce their risk of getting cancer.  And, less than half of Americans (41 percent) understand that body weight affects people’s risk […]

Free Heart Health Screenings Offered in Chesapeake

Join Bon Secours for a free heart assessment at Bon Secours Grassfield Medical Associates on Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to noon. These screenings will check your heart health, blood pressure, cholesterol and more. By participating, you’ll gain a better understanding of the risk factors that lead to an unhealthy heart and what you […]

Bon Secours Opens FastCare, a Convenience Care Clinic

Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group has opened its first Bon Secours FastCare location in the Farm Fresh in Great Bridge Shopping Center at 309 S. Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake. Bon Secours FastCare provides convenient, affordable patient care for those in need of non-emergency medical services including vaccinations, screenings and minor illness visits on a walk-in basis. […]

Physical Therapy and Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

This blog was written by Dave Aznar, DPT, Cert. MDT, Cert DN of Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy. Your leg pain may be caused by many different things, particularly if you feel it when walking. One of the most common symptoms of peripheral vascular disease is lower leg cramps that happen during activity that […]