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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Watermelon Gazpacho
Those peak-of-season vegetables are just begging to be turned into crisp, fresh, chilled gazpacho.

Watermelon Arugula and Feta Salad
All the ingredients compliment each so well and it's so pretty to look at too. Give this a try, it's perfectly yummy with grilled dishes!

Watermelon On A Stick
Isn't this the coolest idea? No cooking required for this one! Sometimes it's the simplest things that make the best desserts.

Local and National Health Headlines

New warnings for cholesterol drug
Two major studies find a cholesterol drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take may be too risky for routine use.

How often does your doctor ask this question?
Physicians are putting their female patients at risk by failing to discuss an important topic.

Stress Buster

10 Things To Get Rid Of If You Want To Be Happy
What would you throw away right now if you were given a magical trashcan where you could get ride of all the stuff that’s causing you stress?

Love & Relationships

How To Figure Out What's REALLY Bothering Someone
The other day, as I was reading the user manual for our motorcycle, it struck me how great it would be if people had user manuals, too.

Motivational Words

Don't Wait
The wise does at once what the fool does at last. - Baltasar Gracian

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
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.

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

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

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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