Issue No. 27
April 2016

Lifestyle Changes Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Fighting allergy symptoms in Virginia is more than just a rite of spring. The state's long growing season and plentiful rain make seasonal allergies a year-long affair for many residents.

  Foods that Fight Colon Cancer
It's widely known that what you eat significantly impacts your health and well-being. Learn some healthy ways to ward off colon cancer.

What Are You Missing in Your Distance Training Program?

What is one simple key to running faster, decreasing injuries and feeling better when you run? Would you be excited to learn about what you are missing in your training program? The simple answer: weight training! Weight training is becoming much more of an accepted practice for endurance runners. Elite-level runners have embraced weight training and have made it a part of their training programs.

Exercise Video

Reverse Lunge
Reverse Lunge

Provider Spotlight

601 Watkins Centre Parkway
Suite 250
Midlothian, VA 23114
Phone: 804-325-3172


Sean O'Laughlin attended James Madison University for his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing. Mr. O'Laughlin is credentialed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Mr. O'Laughlin's medical interests include general neurology and migraine headaches. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors, hiking and playing golf.  

What do you enjoy most about being a Family Nurse Practitioner focused in neurology?
I really enjoy being able to spend a lot of time educating patients and their families who are who are suffering from neurological disorders. Neurological issues are very complex and they have been an interest of mine since I was first starting out in school. I love being able to really make a difference in people's lives who are going through tough and possibly life altering conditions.

Why did you choose Bon Secours Health System?

I have worked for Bon Secours in the past and it was such a great experience that I can't see myself working anywhere else. The mission, vision, and values of Bon Secours Health System also coincide with my personal beliefs and I really believe that we need to create a more humane world, build health and social justice for all, and provide exceptional value for those we serve.

Pineapple Blueberry Salad with Lemon Chia Seed Dressing

  • 2 cups Bibb lettuce
  • 1/3 organic cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh organic blueberries
  • 1/4 avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon organic olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh organic lemon juice (juice from half a lemon)
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon chia seeds

  1. Place salad ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients. Drizzle onto salad, and enjoy!

Stay Active: 
Check out these fun upcoming events!

Walk MS Virginia
Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m.
4200 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Ending MS for good will take all of us. It's why Walk MS matters so much. Together, we become a powerful force and with every step we take, every dollar we raise...we're that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.
More info

Dominion Riverrock 
Fri., May 20-Sun., May 22
Brown's Island & Historic Tredegar
Richmond, VA
The nation's premier outdoor sports and music festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown's Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond's urban riverfront.
More info

HealthFair Preventive Screenings
Multiple Dates 
Many Convenient Locations
Bon Secours has partnered with HealthFair to improve the cardiovascular health of the Central Virginia community. Take advantage of a series of tests in less than one hour to screen for major risk factors of heart attack, stroke, and aneurysm all offered in a private, convenient mobile health center.

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