Issue No. 42
July 2017

Carpal Tunnel: Physical Therapy Works

Nearly half of all work-related injuries are linked to carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive movements - such as typing on the computer - can cause pain, numbness and weakness in the wrist and hand.

Here's the good news: physical therapy to treat carpal tunnel syndrome may be just as effective as surgery, according to a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
Mindfulness and Weight Loss 
by Abby Forman, Registered Dietitian with Bon Secours Physical Therapy & Sports Performance
The majority of people who follow restrictive diets, those that put strict rules on what or how much you can and can't eat, regain the weight within 5 years. Almost two-thirds regain more weight than they initially lost. This says something very powerful about "dieting": it works in the short term (maybe), but does not get to the root of our weight gain. Those who adopt small changes for a healthier eating lifestyle have greater success in the long run. 

Too Many People Skip Important Colon Cancer Screenings
by Joseph Frenkel, MD, FASCRS

If colon cancer is detected in its early stages, it is up to 90 percent curable, according to the National Cancer Institute. Despite the effectiveness of screening for colorectal cancer, many people forgo this important test.
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Exercise Video 


Lean & Mean Leg Workout
Lean & Mean Leg Workout
Provider Spotlight

Bon Secours Neurology Clinic

8262 Atlee Road
MOB III, Suite 201
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone:  804-325-8720

95 Harris Road
Building 6
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Phone: 804-435-1017

Dr. Andrew Worthington attended Virginia Commonwealth University for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency from the Washington University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Worthington completed a neuromuscular disease fellowship from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Worthington is board-certified by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Worthington's primary interest is in headaches. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
What do you enjoy most about being a neurologist?
As a child I would visit the family general practitioner whose office was in his house in our neighborhood. I remember even as a young boy thinking that I wanted to do something like what he did when I was older. Once I finally was learning in medical school, I became fascinated with the human nervous system with its combination of mechanical and intellectual-emotional functioning and associated malfunctions. After listening to the patient's story and examining them, I enjoyed and still enjoy trying to solve the puzzle and care for the patient.
Why did you choose Bon Secours Health System?
There are good neurology opportunities available in many places; however I was attracted by the creed that Good Help/Good Health was the bottom line at Bon Secours. I felt that, to Bon Secours, the economics of healthcare was secondary to the mission.
What do you enjoy outside of your work?
My wife is a physician and I spend most of my free time with her. We visit with my new first grandchild, play golf, and occasionally travel when we can both spare the time.

Wellness Club Card
Sponsor Highlight

Tidal wheel offers a one-of-a-kind total body workout using muscle-targeted choreography and weights on a stationary bike. It's a heart-pumping workout you won't find anywhere else. For Bon Secours Workforce Wellness participants, we are offering: $59 for 6 weeks of unlimited rides for new riders to Tidalwheel or 10% off a 10, 20 or 50 ride series. Valid at all locations.


Contact April Hanlon at  for more information on our program and services.

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Prep: 8 minutes

"These overnight oats are a thick and creamy cheesecake-like consistency, making this breakfast feel like dessert. Fresh strawberries, lemon zest, and a drizzle of honey are a fantastic summertime flavor combination. Top with crumbled graham crackers for authenticity."
Rachel Patterson, Registered Dietitian

Yields 2 Servings
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened flax milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup (heaping) strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon zest
  • Dash graham crackers, crumbled to garnish 

1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, oats, milk, chia, vanilla, salt, honey, strawberries, and lemon zest, until combined.


2. If desired, spoon into a glass or small jar to conserve room in the refrigerator. Cover with aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or a lid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, before enjoying.


3. Right before serving, sprinkle the top with graham cracker.


Stay Active: 
Check out these fun upcoming events!

Grocery Store Tour with the Live Free Group
Thursday, July 13: Trader Joe's, 5:30 pm
Wednesday, July 26: Whole Foods, 5:30 pm
Join us for a fun time and great information for your healthy lifestyle! Participants must make reservations for tour no later than 24 hours before event.
Learn More  or call to register (804)335-5327.

James River Splash & Dash
Saturday, July 15
American Civil War Museum
500 Tredegar Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Looking for a fun run with its own cool-down? The James River Splash & Dash presented by Swedish Match and sponsored by Riverside Outfitters is a one-of-a-kind 6K trail run or 1-mile walk that includes a flat water tube across the James River. Get ready to navigate an uneven trail with obstacles of all kinds, including rocks, roots, and other natural obstacles. Join for the after-party which will include live music, beverages from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, and the RVA Street Foodies featuring Richmond's best food trucks.

July Jingle Run
Saturday, July 29
Pocahontas State Park
Register for the July Jingle Run today! Your registration benefits the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights (CCH) Christmas Mother. The CCH Christmas Mother program strives to ensure that no family is without food, no child is without toys, books or clothing, and no child or elder is forgotten in our community during the holidays. Join us at Pocahontas State Park - and after your race, celebrate with your fellow runners at the Family Fun Fest!
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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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