Issue No. 46
November 2017

Cycle Safely This Fall

If you're thinking about trying something different from your normal gym routine, then cycling is a great exercise to try. While cycling bike paths in the Richmond area lets you enjoy a breath of fresh air, there are some guidelines you should keep in mind.
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How long do leftovers really last?  
by Abby Forman, Registered Dietitian, Bon Secours Physical Therapy & Sports Performance

Especially after the holidays, when cooking more food than people can eat seems to be just as traditional as the foods we make, food safety for leftovers has to be on the brain. So how long can that ham or turkey be kept?

Hepatitis C Cases Rising: Do You Need to Be Tested?
by Dr. Mitchell Shiffman, Bon Secours Liver Institute
As the number of new hepatitis C virus infections keeps rising, federal health authorities are urging people at risk to get tested.
Exercise Video  
Denise Austin: Lower Body- Office Workout
Denise Austin: Lower Body - Office Workout

   Provider Spotlight

Provider Name:
Practice Name:
Bon Secours Neurology Clinic
1510 North 28th Street, Suite 204
Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: 804-225-1760

Nurse practitioner, Erica Davis, attended Virginia State University for her Associate Degree in Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University and completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons College. Ms. Davis is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the National Black Nurses Association, and the American Heart Association as well as a mentor to nurses within the National Black Nurses Association.
Ms. Davis' special medical interests include general neurology, migraines, multiple sclerosis, dementia and hypertension. She has worked with multiple sclerosis patients at the Outpatient Infusion Center. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering in community outreach programs and spending time with her daughter and family.
What do you enjoy most about being a Nurse Practitioner?
Being that I am a new Nurse Practitioner, I am still learning what I enjoy most. The reason I decided to advance in my career as a nurse is because I wanted to collaborate with physicians to fill the need for more accessible health care within the community. I also enjoy providing my patients education about their health and preventive measures; this in return helps patients stay healthier longer.
Why did you choose Bon Secours Health System?
I have spent most of my nursing career working for Bon Secours Health System. What attracted me most to Bon Secours was its mission and values: bringing compassion to health care and good help to those in need. As nurses, we all want to help fix everything and everyone. Even though this is not possible, Bon Secours Health System has lived up to its mission and gotten me closer to this goal.
What do you enjoy outside of your work?
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy volunteering with the AHA and various community service organizations, working out, and traveling.

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Jamaican Beef Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

In this dish, ground beef is spiced with a bit of curry and a splash of Worcestershire sauce and scooped into baked sweet potatoes for a delicious, sweet, and spicy dinner.
--Relay Foods Communications Manager, Lindsey Leahy

Ready In: 1 hour 10 mins
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hour
Yields 4 Servings


4 sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, diced
2 Tbsp curry
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb ground beef, thawed
2 cups beef stock
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. With a knife or a fork, poke holes all over the potato. Brush lightly with oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and bake until tender, 45-50 minutes.
  3. In a large sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat and add onion. Sauté until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Add the curry and garlic, sautéing for 2-3 minutes longer, until fragrant.
  4. Push the onions and garlic to the edges of your pan, turn up the heat to medium-high, and add the beef.
  5. Cook the beef until mostly browned, with very little pink left. Turn up the heat to high and add stock and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid is almost entirely gone.
  6. When the potatoes are finished cooking, allow to cool, then slice in half and scoop out a bit of the middle.
  7. Spoon the beef mixture into the potatoes and return to the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the beef is brown and slightly crisp.



Stay Active: 
Check out these fun upcoming events!

Grocery Store Tour with the Live Free Group
Tuesday, November 14
Whole Foods
Tuesday, November 28
Trader Joe's
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.
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or call to register (804) 335-5327.

Anthem Richmond Marathon
Saturday, November 11
Downtown Richmond
It's our 40th birthday and you're invited to the party! Disco is dead. Cotton running clothes are a thing of the past (thank goodness). Tube socks are out of style. A lot has changed about the Anthem Richmond Marathon over the past 40 years, but our dedication to offering you the best race experience possible remains the same. Whether you choose to take on the marathon, half marathon, or 8k, when you run Richmond, you'll receive VIP treatment! With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks that you can count, you'll see why we've earned our rep as America's Friendliest Marathon!

Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K
Thursday, November 23
University of Richmond - Tyler Haynes Commons
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA US 23173
Come out Thanksgiving morning to mark the 40th running of Richmond's Turkey Trot 10K. Join Richmond Road Runners Club and the race's new sponsor Wegmans for the 10K road race and a kids fun run in and around the University of Richmond. This running-in-Richmond tradition regularly sells out its limit of 1,600 participants. The Kids Fun Run, sponsored by Lucky Road Run Shop, will be held prior to the 10K. It is free of charge and has a limit of 200 children.
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Trim the Turkey 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run
Saturday, November 25
10800 Center View Drive
Richmond, VA US 23235
2017 Trim the Turkey 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will start at Midlothian Athletic Club at 9:00 a.m. The 1 mile Kids' Fun Run for children up to 12 years old will begin at 8:30 a.m. This is a family friendly race for runners and walkers, strollers are welcome in the 5K if they start in back. It will be chipped-timed. (Age groups 18 & under, 19-39 and 40 and over.)

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