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  • Go Red for Women Day - Friday, Feb. 6

    Go Red for Women Day  - Friday, Feb. 6
    On  Friday, Feb. 6, women are invited to wear red in recognition of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" day to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The Bon Secours health system is endorsing the day, and encouraging everyone to...
  • February is National Heart Month

    February is National Heart month, Why the need for focus on cardiovascular health? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure − is the...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Choose sustainable fish to protect our food supply

    Environmental Nutrition As the major source of omega-3 fats in our diet, fish is a healthy protein source that people should include more often. Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer's Association,...
  • Environmental Nutrition: The best dietary fats for health

    Environmental Nutrition: The best dietary fats for health
    Environmental Nutrition Standing in the butter and margarine aisle of the supermarket trying to decide which to buy can get overwhelming. While this is just one of many choices you make about dietary fats on a typical grocery trip, you also make...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Spilling the facts on palm oil

    Environmental Nutrition: Spilling the facts on palm oil
    Environmental Nutrition Palm oil may seem like the latest item to hit the food world, but it's been around for decades. After World War II, improvements in palm oil technology and transportation brought it to convenience and snack food manufacturing on...
  • Panel recommends blood pressure screening to stop a 'silent killer'

    Panel recommends blood pressure screening to stop a 'silent killer'
    Health authorities in the U.S. are taking fresh aim at a “silent killer” with a recommendation that all American adults be screened for high blood pressure. People should be screened once a year if they are at least 40 years old, if they are...
  • CPR skills should be there when needed

    CPR skills should be there when needed
    No parent wants to be in a position to use it, but child-safety experts agree that learning infant and child CPR is a must for every mother and father. "It's one skill that just doesn't come naturally to caregivers. It's a learned technique," says Lanny...
  • All science is not equal

    All science is not equal
    Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in...
  • The Year in Health: Key developments will have a lasting impact

    The year 2014 was filled with important health discoveries and developments. Here's what got our attention and will likely affect many of us in the future. IMPORTANT FINDINGS Two studies in 2014 took concepts we already knew about to a new level. One, a...
  • Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put

    Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put
    Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...
  • Promises for the Heart

    Promises for the Heart
    Small changes can have a big impact in keeping yours healthy Did you already break your new year’s resolution to get in shape this year? Or maybe you didn’t even make one, knowing that it would get broken. Either way, there’s still...