Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

Stepping on the scale feels pretty good when the pounds keep dropping. For most Americans, however, the numbers start to increase within a matter of weeks or months. Disappointed and frustrated, many of us eventually move the scale to the back of a cabinet or a closet where it’s out of sight. Losing weight – […]

2018: Resolve to Improve Your Health

In 2018, I’m going to lose weight. Come January, I’m going to quit smoking. This New Year, I’m going to eat healthier. New Year’s resolutions sound great when you share them with your friends and family. If you’re really serious about making some health-related changes, it’s time to bring in an expert: your primary care […]

Flu Shot Myths Put Everyone At Risk

Despite widespread evidence that flu shots help protect people from getting sick, many still refuse to roll up their sleeves. If you’re one of those who question whether flu vaccines really work, chances are you’ve heard some of the widespread myths that seem to start circulating every fall. Sharon Budniak Reed, MD, a board-certified internal […]

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 […]

Painful Walking May Signal Peripheral Arterial Disease

A daily walking habit for 30 minutes is one of the easiest steps you can take to improve your health. Not only does it reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, walking also decreases your risk for certain cancers and osteoporosis. You can improve your blood pressure, blood sugar and blood […]

Poor Diet Linked to Early Death

When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke […]

Take Heart: Fitness Trackers Not Always Accurate

Fitness trackers can be great motivators to get active. Trouble is, some of them are not always accurate when it comes to measuring heart rate. In fact, if you’re relying on a fitness tracker to keep your heart rate at a safe limit set by your doctor, researchers at Cleveland Clinic say you may want […]

Regular Exercise May Help Black Americans Avoid High Blood Pressure

Working up a sweat on a regular basis may be a strategy for black Americans to lower the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. The prevalence of high blood pressure in black Americans is among the highest in the world, according to the American Heart Association. Nearly 45 percent of black men […]

Cardiac Rehabilitation Promotes a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

American Heart Month in February is a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. To assist in the road to recovery, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program treats patients who have recently experienced a heart health event, such as […]