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Community Comes Together to Learn About Opioid Epidemic

Provided by Prince William County There’s a nationwide opioid epidemic that’s killing people, and Prince William County is not immune to the problem. The opioid epidemic and how it’s impacting the county was recently discussed at a community event at Forest Park High School entitled “Opioid Epidemic: Let’s Talk About It!” According to 1st Sgt. Kenneth Hulsey with the county’s …

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Senior Care Expert Marie Woodard to Present at Navigating the Caregiving Journey on Oct. 7, 2017

Provided by Strategic Management Partners Strategic Management Partners announced today that Marie Woodard will speak at Navigating the Caregiving Journey, a conference to empower family caregivers with resources and knowledge. She’ll offer proven strategies to get the most from a doctor’s visit. “We’re excited to bring Marie to this event,” said organizer Barbara French. “She’ll take the guesswork out of …

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The Perfect Storm – Has Your Child Been Diagnosed?

Provided by Core Chiropractic Any parent whose child has been diagnosed with anxiety, ADHD, autism, allergies, or asthma knows the sinking feeling when the doctor finally breaks the news about something that you have been trying to avoid for years. This is one of those moments when you feel like the world has stopped, emptiness has taken over your body, and the …

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Bedrock YOGA to Participate in Virginia Yoga Week

Provided by bedrock YOGA Bedrock YOGA will be participating in Virginia Yoga Week June 11-18, 2017. During Virginia Yoga Week, bedrock YOGA will offer free classes and classes for $5.00. For more information on bedrock YOGA’s participation in Virginia Yoga Week, visit bedrockyoga.net/vayogaweek.html. Join us on Sunday, June 18 at the Harris Pavilion in Historic Downtown Manassas from 9:00-10:15 a. …

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June is National Sun Safety Month

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Each year in the U.S., more than 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. New cases of skin cancer occur more than all other cancers combined, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Over the course of a lifetime, one in five Americans will develop skin …

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Governor Signs Laws on Bullying and Suicide Prevention

Provided by Prince William County Schools Governor Terry McAuliffe signed two bills at Forest Park High School this afternoon that are designed to change the environment at schools, enhance professional development for school counselors, and save lives. Senator Jeremy McPike (District 29) and Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (District 41) bill sponsors, flanked the Governor as he signed Senate Bill 1117 and …

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Community Event to Focus on the Local Opioid Epidemic

Provided by Virginia Department of Health The Community Healthcare Coalition of Greater Prince William will present a community event: “Opioid Epidemic: Let’s Talk About It!” Thursday, June 8 on opioid abuse and addiction, which is increasing at alarming rates locally, throughout Virginia and across the United States. These potentially addictive drugs include prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin, as …

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Summer 101: Family Water Safety

By Regan White, Novant Health There’s nothing like cooling off from summer’s heat in a swimming pool, lake, river or the ocean. But before you hit the water, make sure your family knows how to stay safe. “Everyone needs to be cognizant that every summer drownings happen, regardless of how many lifeguards may be around,” said Dr. Steven Tang of …

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Nursing Graduation and Capping Ceremony Scheduled for June 2

Provided by Prince William County Schools The Prince William County School of Practical Nursing will hold a Graduation and Capping Ceremony on Friday, June 2 at 6:30 p. m. at Osbourn Park High School. The graduation marks a student’s successful finish of the practical nursing program which takes 18 months to complete. The preclinical instruction phase is taught at Osbourn …

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Governor to Sign Legislation on Suicide and Bullying

Provided by Prince William County Schools Governor Terry McAuliffe is scheduled to be at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge on Tuesday, June 6 at 1:00 p. m. to sign two bills enacted by the Virginia General Assembly and set to become law on July 1. Senate Bill 1117, introduced by Senator Jeremy S. McPike, requires school counselors to receive …

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