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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Pasta Salad With Basil & Kale
Everyone will love it!

Chicken Marsala
If you’re wondering what to serve alongside your Chicken Marsala, may I suggest making a Parmesan Risotto.

Angel Food Cake With Fresh Berries And Whipped Cream
Bright busty berries are popping up at the market and I can’t resist incorporating them into salads and desserts.

Local and National Health Headlines

Niacin, Heart Disease And The Fallacy That All Older Drugs Are Safe And Effective
Over the past few years, a number of studies have been carried out studying combinations of niacin with other drugs, including statins, to see if the beneficial cardiovascular effects of a statin could be improved further with the addition of niacin, which can also lower triglycerides and raise HDL cholesterol.

Abuse of U.S. generic-drug rules costs consumers billions, report says
This has delayed the arrival to market of 40 potential generic drugs, costing consumers some $5.4 billion a year, according to the report by Matrix Global Advisors and released by the generic drug trade group.

Health Tips

Put Down That Water Bottle! 10 Creative Tricks To Stay Hydrated
How about eating your way to hydration instead?

9 Tricks To Eat Healthier (No Matter How Busy You Are)
Whatever diet you follow, these nine tactical tips will supercharge it and give you a huge nutrient boost. Paleo, vegan. gluten-free, local — whatever you are, these strategies will work to clean up the way you eat!

Parenting News & Wisdom

The Answer to "How's It Going With Three?"
I am setting aside every drop of expendable energy to ensure that I thoroughly soak in all of these moments of sweetness.

Love & Relationships

5 Signs Your Relationship Is Going To Last
Is your relationship in trouble? Here are some choices that can make a huge difference.

Motivational Words

It's In The Difference
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different. - Donna Brazile

What's Happening

Free Seminar on Treating Gynecological Conditions
TODAY, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stafford Hospital Learning Center Rooms 5&6. Kurian Thott, MD, Stafford Hospital's medical director of the minimally invasive gynecological program, will discuss GYN issues such as pelvic pain, fibroids, irregular bleeding and painful sex and available treatments at a free seminar. Pre-registration required with Health Link at 540.741.1404 or sign up online at

Keeping Kids Safe This Summer
Wednesday, August 13, 2 p.m. - One of the most difficult undertakings as a parent is protecting your child. Summer fun includes swimming, playgrounds and lots of heat: potential dangers to kids. Com hear about summer safety tips that will make a notable difference for you child's summer fun. Registration at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center by calling 888-685-1610 or online at Light refreshments served.

Fossil Find
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - Caledon State Park. Go back in time and explore the geological wonders of the Chesapeake Bay. Look for shark’s teeth and other fossils in the surf. $3/person or $8/family Reservations required. Contact Sammy Zambon, or call 540-663-3861.

Farmer's Markets

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

Farmers Market at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Looking for healthy eating alternatives this summer? We want to help, every Wednesday through September 3, 2014 we will be hosting the Farmers Market at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center from 2 pm - 6 pm.

The Rt 639 Farmer's Market
Thursday Evenings through September 25th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Located in the front parking lot of the former Ladysmith elementary School in Ladysmith.

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