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 […]

Prevent High Blood Pressure: Get It Checked

If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked by a doctor lately, you could be one of the millions of Americans who has hypertension, but is completely unaware of it. Unlike so many other serious health problems, high blood pressure – the “silent killer” – rarely causes any symptoms. That might explain why one out […]

Resolve to Make SMART Goals in 2017

Lose 10 pounds. Eat healthy. Give up sweets. These resolutions for the New Year may sound good, but they’re likely setting up people for failure. Have you ever wondered why the gym is so crowded in January and February and then deserted by mid-March? How about your own past resolutions? Did you declare last year […]

Have a Healthy New Year: Take Advantage of Screenings

Resolve to protect your health this year by staying up to date with important health screenings and immunizations. A simple phone call to schedule an appointment with your primary health provider is the first step toward taking charge of your health. Screenings help detect illnesses and diseases early, when they’re often easier to treat. “It’s […]