Donya Currie is the editor of The Free Lance-Star's Healthy Life section and Healthy Life Virginia newsletter.

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How you can slash health care costs

In Sunday’s Healthy Living section, Dr. Christopher Lillis will share five ways you can reduce health care costs — your own and the country’s — without waiting to see how politicians try to slash our medical bills.

Other health news and advice:

  • Dietitian Jennifer Motl will share five weeknight dinner menus in Sunday’s Healthy Living section. The start of the school year often leaves families scrambling to pull together quick, nutritious meals; Motl aims to ease that evening struggle with her well-balanced dinner ideas.
  • If you haven’t already seen today’s Healthy Life Virginia newsletter, click here to read it. You’ll find recipes for a squash and rice casserole and a warm corn salad, plus a video demonstrating yoga’s Warrior 1 pose, plus links to interesting stories — including one about a “Walk with a Doc” program that blends exercise with medical advice.

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