Tag Archives: Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

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 […]

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 Offers New Gastric Balloon, Weight Loss Option

Individuals who are overweight now have access to a new, nonsurgical weight loss procedure that uses a gastric balloon to help them lose weight. The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been shown to help people lose up to three times more weight than those who only changed […]

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 […]

6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

This blog was written by Brittny Pope, registered dietitian with Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group. One of the best ways to protect your heart and vascular health is to control your blood pressure. High blood pressure means your heart is working harder to pump blood through your body, increasing your risk for a dangerous cardiac […]

Symptoms of Peripheral Vascular Disease (infographic)

Celebrate Vascular Health Month in September by learning the symptoms of Peripheral Vascular Disease! Plus, sign up for our free vascular screenings and lectures in Norfolk and Suffolk. Find out more at bshr.com/vascular.

What is a PA (physician assistant)?

This blog was contributed by Monique Brock, PA, at Grassfield Medical Associates in Suffolk. Sometimes when you go to your physician’s office or to the hospital, you may see a physician assistant instead of or in addition to your doctor. A physician assistant is a nationally certified, state-licensed advanced care medical provider. Most physician assistants […]

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System Breaks Ground on New Medical Plaza

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System held a groundbreaking today for a new medical plaza on the campus of Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View. The project is a $20 million investment, and once completed, the 58,000-square-foot, two-story facility will offer a comprehensive, outpatient cancer institute that will serve one of the most rapidly […]

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

This blog was contributed by Lisa Walker, FNP-C (certified family nurse practitioner) with Greenbrier Medical Associates. You may see many different healthcare professionals when you go to your doctor’s office or the hospital, including a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners are advanced care providers who received additional, specialized training after college. Many nurse practitioners received a […]

Healthy Labor Day Picnic Recipe: Creamy Cucumber Dill Dip

This dip goes great with whole-grain crackers and chips or fresh sliced vegetables. Get really creative and try it as a topping for grilled fish or chicken! Find more healthy recipes in our free heart-healthy cookbook! creamy cucumber dill dip prep time: 5 minutes / servings: 12 ingredients 1 cup fat-free, plain yogurt ½ medium peeled, finely […]