Donya Currie is the editor of The Free Lance-Star's Healthy Life section and Healthy Life Virginia newsletter.
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Concussions, a hurricane and more
As a former Floridian who learned lots about fearing Mother Nature there, I hope you’re stocking up on supplies you might need to weather the coming storm. Along with batteries and water, make sure you have enough of whatever medicines you regularly take. It wouldn’t be fun trying to get a refill if the local pharmacies lost power.
Coaches, parents and athletes: Learn how to prevent, detect and manage concussions during free workshops co-hosted by Mary Washington Healthcare and the Virginia Department of Health on Sept. 14. You can attend a session from 9–11 a.m. at Stafford Hospital or from 1–3 p.m. at Mary Washington Hospital. Call 540/741-1404 to register or get more details.
Sunday in Healthy Living, a doctor gives his take on whether physicians should apologize when they make mistakes. (They’ve often been told they shouldn’t.) Also on Sunday, a neurologist discusses traumatic brain injuries, and a story features the risks students encounter during their school days.
Finally, as you’ll also read Sunday, a vegan librarian is giving a presentation Sept. 3 about vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. Christine Carlson will talk during a gathering of The Vegetarian Group, which meets from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg on Plan Road.