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An Amazing Story of the Power of a Book

Provided by Prince William County When Suzahn Vollstad was seven years old, her younger brother, Paul, had a series of strokes that left him hospitalized for five months with mitochondrial disease, a disorder that affects most of the cells in the body and prevents them from creating energy to sustain life and support organ function. Suzahn’s mother, Peggy Vollstad, said …

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Program Teaches Revival Training for Opioid Overdoses

Provided by Prince William County Prince William County is not immune to the opioid crisis. There were 498 overdoses in Prince William County in 2016, with 52 of those overdoses resulting in death. In hopes of preventing more deaths like these in the county, several public safety personnel have been trained through the state’s REVIVE! program to teach others how …

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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center helps Fight the War on Opioid Abuse

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center On Thursday, Nov. 16, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center will host an event to help educate the public on opioid abuse. The event will share what Sentara Healthcare and the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Emergency Department are doing to fight this epidemic. It will also hold demonstrations on how to administer a …

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Bedrock YOGA to offer Restorative Yoga Workshop

Provided by bedrock YOGA Bedrock YOGA will offer a restorative yoga workshop “Restore. Reflect. Renew.” on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 3:00-5:00 p. m. at the studio, 9415 Main St., Manassas. Lisa Leigh, RYT200, will lead the workshop. Restorative Yoga is a highly therapeutic, gentle style of yoga that utilizes blankets, chairs, blocks, belts and bolsters to allow students to fully …

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American Red Cross Celebrates 100 Years in Prince William County

Provided by American Red Cross Please join us on to celebrate 100 years in Prince William County on Dec. 6, from 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m., at the Manassas Park Community Center. This is a casual event (come as you are) and will feature the following: 6:00 p. m. – 6:30 p. m. – Registration and networking – …

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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Celebrates 45 Years

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center celebrates 45 years of innovation and patient care. It was 45 years ago that a small community hospital opened its doors in hopes of helping the people of eastern Prince William County and surrounding areas. When the center, then known as Potomac Hospital, opened its doors, there were …

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Revolutionary New Heart Technology Comes to Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center An exciting new innovation for heart health is happening at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. Electrophysiologists performed the first Micra Pacemaker implant at the Sentara Heart & Vascular Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center two weeks ago. This technology was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in April 2016, which makes it groundbreaking for …

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Pickleball Tournament at Manassas Park Community Center

By Carole Keily The Manassas Park Community Center (MPCC) held the first Bethiah Shuemaker Shake, Rally and Roll Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, Nov.4. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the basics of racquetball, tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. The game is played on badminton-sized courts (either inside or outside) and uses tennis nets.  Players use a paddle similar to a …

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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Earns an “A” for Patient Safety i

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Leapfrog Group assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and …

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November is COPD Awareness Month

Breathlessness, frequent coughing, wheezing—these are just some of the symptoms more than 30 million Americans suffer every day because of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, more commonly known as “COPD.” COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, non-reversible asthma and some forms of bronchiectasis. It’s a disease Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Pulmonologist Dr. Ala Mortazavi of Virginia Pulmonary Associates sees …

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