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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla
The flavors you love about a Cuban sandwich... made skinnier! Perfect for lunch.

Chicken Ham and Leek Pot Pie
This recipe cooks the pot pie in a slow cooker and then bakes it in the oven at the end.

Spiced Applesauce Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
This cake is worthy of a special occasion. It’s aromatic and moist.

Local and National Health Headlines

Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: Study
Testing would-be passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could spot 3 cases of disease a month.

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says.

Stress Buster

8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning
For many of us, mornings begin in a rushed panic. So it may not surprise you to know that happy individuals tend to actually enjoy their mornings. They appear to thrive on waking up with the sun and look forward to a new day or possibilities.

Exercise of the Day

10-Minute Pilates Workout To Reverse The Effects Of Sitting All Day
These Pilates moves focus on the lower back, hips and legs, and are especially crucial in helping combat and prevent any travel pains that are thrown your way.

Love & Relationships

What I've Learned About Love From A Decade Of Being A Couples Therapist
When I first started working with couples, I really had no idea what I was doing or how to help couples that were coming to see me. It was truly a baptism by fire.

Motivational Words

Those First Moments
It's always too early to quit. - Norman Vincent Peale

What's Happening

Heart Trot
Saturday, October 25, 8:00 a.m. Registration/9:00 a.m. Walk begins John F. Fick Conference, III Conference Center. The cost to register is $12 for ages 13 - 65. All other walkers, strollers and 4 legged friends are free. T-shirts will be provided to all paid registrants. Funds raised will support the Heart Fund at the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation.

A Night Out for the Girls for Good Breast Health
Wednesday, October 29, 6-8 p.m. - Sentara wants to help you take good care of you! We invite you and your friends to join us at our “A Night Out for the Girls” Open House at our new Sentara Lorton Station Women's Imaging Center. It will be an evening of health and pampering. Enjoy refreshments, a relaxing seated massage, and enter to win prizes in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screening mammograms are available and encouraged. Reservations are required. Please call 1-800-SENTARA (736-8272) to reserve your appointment.

Meet the Expert - Taboo Topics: Colorectal Health, the Bottom Line
Tuesday, November 4, 6:30-7:40 p.,. - Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Join our board certified colon & rectal specialist for a frank discussion on colon health. The discussion will include the latest guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, ways to reduce your risk, understanding what’s normal & what’s not, symptoms to watch for and when you should consult a specialist.

FCA 5K & 1 Mile Run
Sunday, November 9, 8 a.m. - Fairview at river Club Area Course. proceeds benefit Battlefield Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Farmer's Markets

Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Route 3 and Gordon Road Commuter Lot - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 20-December 21; Winter Market 9:00 a.m.-Noon; second Saturdays, January-March SNAP EBT/Credit Cards Accepted

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market
The Fredericksburg Farmers Market is located at Hurkamp Park at the intersection of Prince Edward and George Streets, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Farmers Market at Stafford Hospital
Sundays through October, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Outside the SH Medical Pavilion

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