Issue No. 43
August 2017

Skin Cancer Prevention Starts at Birth

When it comes to protecting your children's skin and health, simple choices and everyday habits could keep them from developing the deadliest form of skin cancer later in life.
Tips for a Healthy Summer Picnic and Barbecue
There's nothing like a summer picnic to bring family and friends together. So far, the weather has held up nicely for locals and tourists enjoying downtime at the beach and parks. If you have reserved a shelter or invited guests to a gathering in your backyard, you'll know planning the party is half the fun.

Summer Food Safety

Hot summer days are here! During this time of year we often gas up our grill and enjoy outdoor gatherings. But as temperatures climb, so does the risk of food poisoning.
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Exercise Video  


Women's Health: 12 Burpee Variations
Women's Health: 12 Burpee Variations
Provider Spotlight

Provider Name: Erin Corsa, RN, BSN, FNP
Practice Name:
36 Lively Oaks Road
Lively, VA 22507
Erin Corsa received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Simmons College. Ms. Corsa is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International. Ms. Corsa has over six years of experience as a staff nurse/clinical coordinator on a busy progressive care medicine floor specializing in patient teaching, leadership/mentorship of staff, and clinical expertise with a wide range of patients and diagnoses.
Ms. Corsa is from Reedville and excited to be close to her family and roots.

What do you enjoy most about being a family nurse practitioner?

Anything and everything! I love everyone from small children to aging adults. I especially enjoy providing sports physicals for the older children so that they can engage in their athletic activities. 

Why did you choose Bon Secours Health System?
I love the values that Bon Secours was built on. Also, I have been lucky to join a large healthcare network while still achieving the down-home rural feel of a small practice in an area on Virginia that really needs healthcare providers. I like all that Bon Secours has to offer me in terms of growth and learning opportunities.

What do you enjoy outside of your work?
A majority of my free time is spent on the water with family and friends. I have a horse named Opie, with whom I spend a great deal of time, and I enjoy working with young or "problem" horses. I play on soccer and kickball teams of nurses and doctors when I have time.

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Greek Avocado Toast with Cherry Tomatoes

Prep time: 5 minutes; serves 4-6


3 avocados, peeled, pitted, & diced
Juice from 1 lime
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
6 slices bread, toasted
1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1. Place avocado, lime juice, and garlic in a small bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Spread mashed avocado over toasted bread and top with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. Enjoy!

You can tell that an avocado is ripe when it feels heavy for its size and is dark in color. If you need to speed up the ripening process, place your avocado in a brown paper bag for 2-4 days. Adding a banana to the bag will speed up the process even more!

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Check out these fun upcoming events!

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Youth Triathlon
August 19
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
8716 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
Endorphin Fitness is partnering with the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) to host the 5th Annual Youth Triathlon presented by Endorphin Fitness. 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit the children at VHBG. The race is open to ages 5-14 years and features a short pool swim, loop bike course closed to vehicular traffic, and a run on level playing fields. Come join the fun and support VHBG's mission.

Patrick Henry Half Marathon
August 26
204 Henry Street
Ashland, VA 23005
The Sports Backers have teamed up with the Richmond Road Runners Club to bring you the Patrick Henry Half Marathon, featuring 13.1 miles of rolling countryside and scenic historic districts with a start and finish on the beautiful campus of Randolph-Macon College.
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7th Annual Bon Secours MRMC Nursing 5K Challenge & Kids' Fun Run
September 16
Pole Green Park in Eastern Hanover
Show your appreciation and gratitude for the nurses at Memorial Regional Medical Center (MRMC). This event is a great way to build team spirit and improve your overall health, while helping to raise funds to further nursing education at Hanover County's only hospital, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center.

3rd Annual Bon Secours Richmond Successful Aging Forum
September 25, 10 am-3 pm
West End Assembly of God
401 North Parham Road
Mark your calendar for this kickoff event to the 2017 Richmond celebration of International Active Aging Week. This year's theme is "Aging and the Arts," and will feature Dr. Ronald Crutcher, renowned musician and University of Richmond president, as keynote speaker. Enjoy a three-course luncheon, a health and wellness expo, a vaccine clinic, a Zumba class, and some of Bon Secours' "Top Docs" presenting interesting and engaging ways to age successfully! The event costs $10 and includes lunch and free parking. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available. Please direct any questions to Kerrissa MacPherson.
To register, visit here.

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