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 […]

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 […]

Seasonal Eats

By Brittny Small, Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Educator for Bon Secours Medical Group Spring is here, and that means juicy peaches, freshly-picked strawberries and delicious corn on the cob are all coming into season. What’s better than mouth-watering, fresh produce that was just picked? Eating in season can save you money, boost your nutrient intake and help support local farmers.  Now that spring […]

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 […]

Bon Secours for Women Brings Motivational Speaker Haley Scott DeMaria to Virginia Beach

Haley Scott DeMaria is the former Notre Dame swimmer who survived her conference championship team’s fatal bus accident in 1992, which left her paralyzed from the waist down. On Oct. 24, DeMaria, who is now an author and motivational speaker, will share her inspirational story at the Holiday Inn Executive Center on Greenwich Road, in […]

Bon Secours Healthy Communities Sponsors School Supply Drive

Nearly 200 underprivileged East Ocean View children, grade levels K-12, are returning to school this year with a backpack full of school supplies, thanks to the generosity of Bon Secours employees. In response to a school supply drive sponsored by Bon Secours Healthy Communities, employees donated everything from pencils, lunch boxes and backpacks to tissues […]