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Our Community, Our Calling

Bon Secours is leading a movement to extend wellness into the communities we serve, where health is truly built, sustained and enriched. Our award-winning physicians take part in numerous studies and clinical trials to bring you the good help that all individuals deserve. Bon Secours is dedicated to making health care more accessible than ever before, through our hospitals, our Bon Secours 24/7 virtual patient visits, emergency departments, urgent care centers, online appointments, physician offices and wellness information hubs such as this blog. Please explore and learn more about our dedication to innovation, research and compassionate care.

07/11/2017

When Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count. Know Your Risks.

Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke in the United States. Bon Secours, the only non-academic facility to earn the highest level of stroke care certification in Virginia as a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, defines a stroke as “when …

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07/11/2017

Telemedicine Apps Are There For You, 24/7

When you’re dealing with a relatively minor condition, such as pink eye or a sinus infection, taking time away from work or school and driving to a medical appointment can be a costly endeavor both for the time and fees …

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07/03/2017

Firework Safety

Independence Day is right around the corner and the Fourth of July holiday is a peak time for the use of fireworks. Lighting fireworks and enjoying the beautiful array of colors they produce is a summer tradition in many communities. …

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06/23/2017

Weight-loss May Lower Your Risk of Heart Failure

Losing a substantial amount of weight may lower your heart failure risk. A recent study suggests that losing weight with bariatric surgery may have more heart health benefits than dropping pounds through a very-low-calorie diet program. Researchers looked at people who had a …

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06/01/2017

6 Lifestyle Changes to Consider Prior to Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery lifestyle changes should begin long before you have any surgical procedure. It doesn’t matter what type of surgery you plan to have. Whether it’s sleeve gastrectomy, an adjustable lap band or roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery, you can increase …

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05/30/2017

Kick the habit! 7 Tips to Quit Smoking Before Weight-Loss Surgery

It’s always a smart idea to quit smoking. If you’re thinking about having weight-loss surgery to improve your health, you’ll need to quit smoking weeks before your surgery date. Smoking harms nearly every organ inside your body, according to the …

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05/09/2017

Nursing: More than a Career – A Calling to Heal

Nursing is more than a career. It is a calling. At Bon Secours, we are grateful for the nurses who answer that call every day. Their compassion and skill make them experts of healing and comfort. The American Nurses Association …

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05/09/2017

National Hospital Week Celebrates the Individuals Inside

National Hospital Week is May 7–13 this year, and we would like to kick off this year’s celebration by saying thank you to all of the individuals who make the Bon Secours Health System something to celebrate. Every year, the …

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05/02/2017

7 Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer That Younger Generations Need to Know

Colorectal cancer strikes more than 200,000 men and women in the United States each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains that sometimes abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon or rectum. Over time, polyps may become …

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04/20/2017

Cleft and Craniofacial Team

The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s provides a specialized, interdisciplinary, and family-centered approach to treat patients with craniofacial conditions. As an American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) accredited program, we are committed to diagnosing and treating your child as …

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