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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Asparagus Prosciutto Panini with Garlic Mayonnaise
Panini's are the perfect weeknight meal, they come together quickly and you can literally clean out your refrigerator coming up with new variations. If you can make a grilled cheese, you can make a panini.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs
I have made chicken thighs either on the barbecue or in the oven, they don’t get as tender as I want them before they start browning. So I created this slow cooker lemon pepper chicken thigh recipe.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
These cupcakes are moist and scrumptious! They’re stuffed with walnuts and crushed pineapple but you could always add some raisins and shredded coconut to kick it up another notch.

Local and National Health Headlines

Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
The end of quarantine for 43 people in Dallas who had contact with Duncan 'simply supports what most of us who know something about the disease have been saying all along: It's not that easily spread.'

Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study
Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes.

Exercise of the Day

How I Got Fitter By Exercising Less
Actually enjoy exercise and not use it as a torture device.

Parenting News & Wisdom

How To Get Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night
Here are five tips that yoga can teach you about parenting, that will allow an infant to sleep uninterrupted.

Love & Relationships

Six Signs of a Dysfunctional Relationship
There is no such thing as a perfect relationship and every relationship has challenges that can be improved upon.

Motivational Words

It's Your Design
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. - Jim Rohn

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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