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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Hot Dogs With Cheddar and Sauteed Apples
A twist to a standard fave adding brown sugar and cinnamon.

Zucchini & Cheese Lasagna
Time to start using those garden fresh vegetables from your own backyard or the local farmers' market.

Grilled Peaches With Honey and Yogurt
Nothing says summer like biting into a juicy peach. Grilling them is a simple way to enjoy them as a dessert, a perfect ending to a backyard BBQ without heating up your kitchen.

Local and National Health Headlines

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade
Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study
We found a relationship between maternal anxiety disorders prior to, during and after pregnancy, thus, mothers with prior anxiety disorders might represent a specific risk group for having an infant that will cry excessively

Health Tips

A 6-Minute High-Intensity Workout You Can Do Anywhere
The idea is to give your all for quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by a short active or inactive rest period.

Exercise of the Day

A Yoga Exercise To Ease Hip & Back Pain
Ever get a pain in your side hip, hip flexor, lower back, not quite-sure-area-around-there, and out of seemingly nowhere, it starts to hurt to forward bend or even walk?

Love & Relationships

How To Make Fights Work FOR Your Relationship (And Not Against It)
Unhealthy responses to anger can form an infinite loop: small disagreements erupt into full-blown fights and fights end with slammed doors and hurt feelings. This may be hard to believe, but the conflict itself is actually good for your relationship.

Motivational Words

Those Weeds
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name. - Sylvia Browne

What's Happening

Couch to 5K 8 Week Program
Starting TODAY, 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

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

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

Free Seminar on Treating Gynecological Conditions
Thursday, 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

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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