Tag Archives: Heart Health

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 […]

Poor Diet, Little Exercise Keep Kids from Ideal Heart Health

Sugary drinks, desserts and a lack of exercise are keeping the majority of American children from meeting the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health. Indeed, nine out of 10 children did not meet their nutritional needs because they received most of their daily calories from simple carbohydrates, according to a new scientific statement published in […]

Renew Your Commitment to a Healthy Lifestyle

By Bon Secours In Motion Sports Performance, Fitness & Wellness May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. It is a time in which we as individuals, social groups or families can recommit ourselves to living a healthier lifestyle and it all begins with activity. Bon Secours In Motion invites you to join our drive […]

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 […]

Most Americans Still Eating Too Much Sodium, Report Shows

Nearly all Americans are consuming more sodium than they should, according to a new federal report. More than 90 percent of children and 89 percent of adults eat more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day – the recommended limit set in the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans. Excess sodium in a person’s diet […]

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 […]

Dr. Lancey’s Top 10 Superfoods (infographic)

Dr. Robert Lancey, an expert cardiothoracic surgeon with Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute, strives to help his patients and community learn more about heart-healthy nutrition. Are you eating enough of the Dr. Lancey’s Top 10 Superfoods? + Download a copy of our free heart-healthy cookbook for delicious recipes! + Learn more about your heart […]

Moderate Drinking in Later Years May Cause Heart Damage

Drinking two or more alcoholic drinks every day may damage the heart of elderly people, according to new research. Women appear to be particularly vulnerable to alcohol’s negative effects to the heart when they drank moderate to higher levels of alcohol. The study was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Researchers […]