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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.

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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04/18/2017

No Adults Allowed; Pediatric Emergency Department Delivers Compassionate Care

Bon Secours St. Mary’s for Kids Emergency Room offers parents throughout Richmond the opportunity for compassionate care exclusively for their children. St. Mary’s for Kids isn’t just the best choice – it’s the only choice. The area’s only dedicated pediatric …

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04/17/2017

Despite nearly identical obesity rates, men seek bariatric surgery dramatically less often than women.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than one third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. Of those hundreds of millions of adults, the distribution between male and female adults considered obese is nearly even. Why is …

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04/14/2017

Delivering Good Help on Good Friday and Beyond

Many recognize Bon Secours today as a leading not-for-profit health care provider, employing more than 25,000 and serving thousands through 19 acute care, five long-term care, four assisted living, six retirement communities/senior housing, 14 home care and hospice services and …

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04/13/2017

Robotic Hernia Repairs Can Speed Recovery

Hernias are tears or weaknesses in the abdominal wall, and if left untreated, they can cause increasing pain and intestinal complications. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately five million Americans have hernias. Amit Gogia, M.D., FACS, is …

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04/12/2017

Bariatric Surgery – What It’s Not

Surgical procedures for effective weight loss have been developed and refined over the last half century. As technology improved and surgery became a more common option to combat a number of health conditions, bariatric procedures also improved. Today, people with …

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04/10/2017

Is Your Fitness Tracker Telling You Everything?

If you feel like you’re working harder than your fitness tracker indicates, you may be right. Conversely, you may also be exercising less than your device says. It turns out some wrist-worn fitness trackers may not be very accurate when …

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