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.
Spotlight Shines Light on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system mistakenly stops protecting your health from foreign substances and begins to attack your joints. According to the Mayo Clinic, the negative health impacts of the chronic inflammatory …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
Equality in Health Care Hiring Ensures Healing Environments for All
Disease, injury and sickness do not discriminate. Every individual will need health and wellness services at various moments on life’s journey and there must be no discriminatory barriers to healing. That is why our concentration has remained the same for nearly …learn more
Break The Trend of Osteoporosis
It’s time to break the trend of osteoporosis and decrease bone fractures in adults of all ages and that is why Bon Secours Richmond Health System developed the Healthy Bones Team. Composed of medical experts from several different disciplines and …learn more