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 […]

Early Detection Key to Breast Cancer Treatment

Early detection remains the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer. When cancer is detected early, it improves your chances for successful treatment. The three ways to screen for breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams and magnetic resonance imaging – a test for women who have a family history of breast cancer, certain […]

Artificial Sweeteners May Sabotage Weight Loss Efforts

If you’re trying to lose weight, you should be cutting down your sugar intake. Weight-loss experts recommend eating no more than 25 grams of sugar in a day for women and 34 grams for men. It’s not easy when you consider that 25 grams is roughly six teaspoons of sugar and the average person eats […]

Hepatitis C Cases Rising: Do You Need to Be Tested?

As the number of new hepatitis C virus infections keeps rising, federal health authorities are urging people at risk to get tested. Nearly half of people living with the virus don’t know they’re infected. Many people don’t have any symptoms. Left untreated, people can develop liver cirrhosis, which can cause liver cancer. They can also […]

Healthy Eating Tips for Summer Cookouts

By Nicole Anderson, Registered Dietitian at Bon Secours In Motion. It’s that time of year again when we fire up the barbecue and have cookouts with friends and family. It may seem difficult to eat healthy at a cookout, but there are ways to enjoy yourself without overdoing it. Try these tips to help you […]

Physical Therapy Program Helps Prevent Falling

Every 11 seconds, an older adult needs emergency care because they’ve injured themselves from a fall, according to federal health statistics. As we get older, many physical-related health issues make us more likely to lose our balance. Vision and hearing problems, medications that cause dizziness and not staying active all contribute to the risk of […]

Top Weight-Loss Myths Dispelled

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight and keep it off, you probably know it’s not as simple or as easy as some people claim. One reason you may not be making any progress is the amount of misinformation about weight loss circulating our society. From fitness celebrities promoting the latest weight-loss product, to your […]

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, […]