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Opioid Epidemic: Let’s Talk About It

Provided by Virginia Department of Health Residents from Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park are welcome to attend to learn more about opioids in our community. Oct. 24 | 6:00-8:45 p. m., Stonewall Jackson High School Agenda 6:00-6:45 p. m.: Resource Tables and Refreshments 7:00 p. m.: Community Panel • Prince William County Schools • Prince William …

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Diabetes Self-Management Program Offered to the Public at Senior Centers

Provided by Prince William County People with diabetes don’t often know where to turn after they are diagnosed with the chronic disease. To help those in the community learn how to deal with this condition, the Prince William Area Agency on Aging, in cooperation with Project Mend-A-House, offers the Diabetes Self-Management Program. The program, developed by the Stanford University Patient …

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New Lake Manassas Health & Rehabilitation Center

Provided by Medical Facilities of America, Inc. The new Lake Manassas Health & Rehabilitation Center, 14935 Holly Knoll Lane, Gainesville, is set to open, with an innovative design that revolutionizes rehabilitation recovery services. The project represents a $22 million dollar investment in the local community through the creation of new jobs and services. The center brings 120 new full and part-time jobs to the …

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Part 2

By Shanel Evans, Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center The Competitive Edge team is dedicated to helping educate parents and children on how to adopt and maintain healthy habits. We provide a fun and safe place to swim, play, exercise and develop athletic skills. We also value the role of fitness in developing essential life skills. In Childhood Obesity Awareness Part …

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Part 1

By Shanel Evans, Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center Childhood obesity has tripled in the United States since 1970, and rose an additional five percent between 2013 and 2016. In honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness month, Competitive Edge aims to be part of the solution. We are passionate about the role regular physical activity plays in eradicating obesity, but we are …

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Local Officials Unveil New Prince William County Veterans Treatment Docket

Provided by Del. Richard Anderson’s Office On Oct. 3, Delegate Rich Anderson (R-51), Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R-31), and Supervisor Ruth Anderson (Occoquan) stood together to unveil Prince William County General District Court’s new veterans’ treatment docket. In recognition of the toll on Virginia’s veterans that accompanies military service, the mission of the Prince William County Veterans Treatment Docket is to …

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Eight Year Old Makes the Right Call to Help Mom

Provided by Prince William County Angelina Testa kept her cool when she had to call 911 for help when her mother had a seizure last September. Angelina was only eight years old when she made the call. She is nine now. The Prince William County Office of Public Safety Communications recently recognized Angelina as part of the “Make the Right …

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International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, Oct. 4

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue International Walk to School Day is on Wednesday, Oct. 4. More than 1,000 schools nationwide participate in this event. The event was created as a means to encourage more children to safely walk and bicycle to school emphasizing the importance of increased physical activity and pedestrian safety. In addition, not only our children but our communities will benefit due …

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Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center to Host Community Appreciation Week

Provided by Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center On a daily basis, the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center strives to meet the needs of the community as the destination for lifelong health and wellness, fitness, recreation and athletics. In celebration of the community and the facility’s members, the Freedom Center will host an annual celebration Oct. 23-29, 2017. This annual event in …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s estimated that this year alone, 252,710 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer (Breastcancer.org). The majority of those cases are invasive, but approximately 20 percent of them are not. Non-invasive breast cancer is also known as Stage 0, a diagnosis that is debated in some healthcare circles. Some experts approach Stage 0, or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), as a cancer …

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