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Information on HPV Vaccine to be Provided to Parents

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) During May, Prince William County elementary schools will send home a letter from the Virginia Department of Health providing information on human papillomavirus (HPV) and the human papillomavirus vaccine. State law requires this information be provided to parents of rising sixth-grade students. The letter from Dr. Marissa J. Levine, state health commissioner, is written …

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Miss Ability

For the past seven years, girls with disabilities have been given the unique opportunity to participate in a special pageant – the Miss Ability pageant, thanks to the volunteer efforts of Donna Notarantonio, a reading specialist at Pennington Traditional School. She started coordinating the Miss Ability pageant after she learned about a similar pageant in West Virginia. “Every girl gets a …

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REVIVE Lay Rescuer Training Available

Provided by Prince William County Community members are invited to attend a REVIVE! Lay Rescuer Training of Trainers course on Friday, June 1, from 10:30 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. in Community Room A at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave. in Manassas. The goal of the training is to teach lay people to train others on how …

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Dale City “Lightning” Track Club Hosting Lightning Relay Games

The Dale City “LIGHTNING” Track Club (DCTC)  will be hosting the annual Lightning Relay Games event on Saturday, May 19 at Gar-Field Senior High School in Woodbridge. The event highlights track and field events with a focus on relays.  The organization has also included individual running and field events, as well as a 200m challenge. The event is open to …

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Unified Sports Programs

Thanks to the Unified Sports program in Prince William County schools, students with intellectual disabilities attending 10 high schools have an opportunity to participate in competitive basketball games and track and field meets. Recently, students from nine PWCS schools participated in a track and field meet at Forest Park High School. Kelly McCann, chair of the Health and Physical Education …

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Tribute at the Glen Hosts Mother’s Day Tea to Honor Residents Who Are Mothers

By Helena Tavares Kennedy   In celebration of Mother’s Day, Tribute at the Glen hosted a Mother’s Day Tea Party on Friday, May 11 for their residents. The celebration included an afternoon filled with fun, family activities and of course, a delightful English afternoon tea. Entertainment was provided by jazz guitarist Eric Highsmith. Tribute’s residents enjoyed an afternoon of fun with …

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Women’s Health is Key Topic at Sentara for Women’s Health Week

By Helena Tavares Kennedy To celebrate Women’s Health Week, which runs May 13-19, we spoke with Dr. Alok Desai, a physician at Potomac Urology and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, about the latest developments to help women with some seemingly minor issues that can have major impact on quality of life. While seems to be taboo to talk about some …

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Sentara Recognized as one of America’s Best Employers

Sentara Healthcare, the third largest employer in the state of Virginia, has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers in 2018 by Forbes. Ranking in the Best Large Employers category, Sentara is No. 177 of 500 companies categorized into 25 industries. Sentara was named alongside only 24 other large organizations in the healthcare and social industry group. Forbes chose America’s Best Employers …

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Sentara Going to Bat to Raise Stroke Awareness

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Being early is ideal in a lot of instances, but it can be a game-changer when it comes to detecting a stroke. The American Heart Association estimates that someone in the United States has a stroke nearly once every 40 seconds. These numbers don’t surprise the doctors, nurses and staff in the Emergency Department (ED) at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. The ED is usually the gateway for Prince William …

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Help Make Prince William County a Healthier Place

Provided by Prince William County Have you heard of the Prince William Health District? Do you know what it is or what it does? If not, you are not alone, according to Dr. Alison Ansher, the public health director of the Prince William Health district, or PWHD. The state agency is asking residents to participate in a survey to help …

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