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Healthy Strategies to Enjoy National Ice Cream Month

When the weather heats up in July throughout Hampton Roads, a cold, sweet scoop of ice cream can seem as refreshing as a quick dip in the pool. Perhaps that’s why July was designated years ago as National Ice Cream month and its third Sunday as National Ice Cream Day. If you love the smooth […]

Summer Safety Precautions Never Take a Break

As summer approaches and warm weather returns, many families will be taking advantage of the opportunity for outdoor and water-related activities here in Hampton Roads or while on vacation. Whether you’re traveling, boating or spending time at the pool or beach, make safety a priority for yourself and others to ensure a relaxing summer break. […]

Act FAST for Access to Stroke Care

Everyone knows that a heart attack requires a rapid response for treatment in order to increase the patient’s chances of survival and recovery. Fast action also is mandatory during a brain attack, commonly known as a stroke, which results when blood flow and oxygen are cut off from the brain. When the brain is unable […]

Bon Secours Medical Group Launches Online Appointment Scheduling

Bon Secours Medical Group is proud to announce that patients can now conveniently schedule appointments online from their computers, tablets or smartphones. “At Bon Secours Medical Group, we are working to make receiving healthcare easier through convenient locations and now online scheduling,” Herbert Cummings, COO, Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group says. “Our patients can now […]

Heart-Healthy Easy Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Use this delightfully simple “sorbet” wherever you would use ice cream. Try it sprinkled with chopped nuts or on a bed of pureed raspberries or strawberries. easy banana ice cream prep time: 1 hour, 10 minutes servings: 1 ingredients very ripe medium-size banana directions Peel the banana and cut it into chunks. Put the chunks, uncovered, on […]

The Meat Lover’s Guide to Healthy Eating

This blog was written by Brittny Pope, registered dietitian with Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group. For all the men out there who love a juicy, mouthwatering steak but are trying  to trim down that waist line and protect their heart; you don’t have to sacrifice the meat to maintain your health. During Men’s Health Month […]

Free Heart Health Screenings Offered in Norfolk

Join Bon Secours for a free heart assessment at Bon Secours Ghent Station Medical Associates in Norfolk on Saturday, March 28 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 […]

How to Eat A Heart-Healthy Diet

Dr. Edward Skillen, cardiologist with Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute, explains how you can eat a heart-healthy diet and which foods are best and worst for your health. Download a free heart-healthy cookbook with over 100 dietitian-approved recipes at goodheartrecipes.com.

Bon Secours Cancer Institute Now Offering Low-Dose CT scans to screen for early Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the 3rd most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death. In 2013, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimated that the number of new cases was over 220,000; cancer of the lung and bronchus accounted for more than 150,000 deaths. Unfortunately, 85 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed after the […]

Patricia Nelson, FNP-C, joins Bon Secours Greenbrier Medical Associates

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System is pleased to announce that Patricia Nelson, FNP-C, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, has joined the staff at Bon Secours Greenbrier Medical Associates. Ms. Nelson received a bachelor of arts from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and a bachelor of science in nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, […]