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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Chicken Pot Pie Biscuits
Fun way to have food for a week.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is one of those dishes you can serve all year round. It's perfect for pot lucks or large gatherings because you can feed a crowd without slaving in the kitchen.

Sugar Cookie Crust Fruit Pizza
A giant sugar cookie spread with a generous layer of lemony cream cheese frosting and topped with as much fruit as you can fit.

Local and National Health Headlines

Hidden dangers can lurk after joint surgeries
Surgery may provide pain relief, but you could be putting yourself at even greater risk.

Why sweating is a sign of good health
If you stop perspiring in the sun, then it could be a sign that you need to call 911 immediately.

Health Tips

5 Snacks You Think Are Healthy But Aren't
...and what you should eat instead.

Having a Mammogram at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Ever wondered what happens during a mammogram? Heather will explain the procedure and a unique comfortable modification included during your mammogram at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. To make an appointment, call 866-841-2355.

Love & Relationships

What I Learned About Love By Ending My Marriage
Walking away from life as I knew it was never something I'd envisioned. I expected to feel regret and to build stronger boundaries, but instead I found my heart more open than it had ever been.

Motivational Words

An Abundance
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. - Henry David Thoreau

What's Happening

Food Allergies in Children
Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m. - Understand the difference between food allergies and intolerance, how to manage your child's food allergy and how to educate others when your child is away from home. Call 888-685-1610 to register or go online to

Couch to 5K 8 Week Program
Starting Tuesday, July 29, 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the program is help prepare for the Baron P. Braswell II Annual Run Against Teen Violence on September 20. Sponsored by Pratt Medical Center. Cost is FREE. Contact Courtney Gray at

Eagle Tours at Caledon
Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. - Begin in the visitor center with an introduction to Caledon and the bald eagle. A short van ride will take you to the shore of the Potomac River where the guide will assist in spotting eagles. Contact Sammy Zambon or at 540-663-3861. Cost: $3/person or $8/family Reservations required.

Guided Woodland Walks
Sunday, July 27, 2-3 p.m. - Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

Free Eye Care Seminar and Vision Screening
Wednesday, July 30, 1 p.m. - As we begin to prepare for another school year, make sure your children have had a proper eye exam. Children who have a problem may not realize it or be able to describe a problem with their sight. Yearly eye exams can detect vision problems and eye diseases. Join Dr. Helen Song from the Mary Washington Eye Care Center as she discusses the importance of comprehensive eye exams and general eye health for all ages. Attendees can also receive a free Vision Screening! Snow Memorial Library, Spotsylvania. This event is FREE but registration is required. Call Health Link at 540.741.1404 to reserve your space or visit

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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