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Covington-Harper Elementary School Starts a Golf Club

Covington Harper Elementary School golf team

Provided by Prince William County Public Schools Soon after being appointed as physical education (PE) teacher at Covington-Harper Elementary School, Douglas Gilbert visited the neighboring Potomac Shores Golf Club to form a community partnership. “The game of golf provides many opportunities to work on core values of life that we encourage our students to practice daily,” Gilbert said. “Golf is …

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Take Precautions During Extreme Heat Conditions

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Hot and humid weather has been predicted for the next few days. Individuals should heed weather warnings to avoid becoming a victim of hyperthermia, a heat-related illness referred to as heat stroke. Hyperthermia occurs when the body is exposed to excessive heat and produces or absorbs more heat than it can release, causing the body’s temperature to climb. Hyperthermia can affect anyone; yet children …

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Potomac Health Foundation Awards Grants

Potomac Health Foundation awarded $1,791,865 in Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grants to address mental and behavioral health in the eastern Prince William County, Lorton, and North Stafford communities. Mental health is a focus area of the Foundation 2017-2020 strategic plan, along with access to health care and capacity building. The Foundation’s mission to improve the health of the community by …

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Sentara Wins Award for Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Sentara Heart and Vascular Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing …

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Summer Outdoor Exercise Contest

Win prizes for participating in outdoor exercise activities! AIM Human Performance of Lake Ridge is holding a summer outdoor exercise contest. Tag AIM Human Performance in your summertime outdoor fitness adventures to be featured and win prizes each month from June to August! Prizes include free personal training, MAT sessions, and all new AIM gear. See the rules below. Contest runs …

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Sentara Among Nation’s Top Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Sentara Heart and Vascular Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. …

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Tdap Immunization Required for Sixth Graders

The Virginia General Assembly passed a law in 2014 requiring all students entering sixth grade to have a diptheria, tetanus, pertussis vaccine (Tdap) booster. Students who have received a Tdap booster between the age of 7 and 11 do not need another dose. By state law, without proof of this immunization or an exemption on file, children will not be …

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Busy Dad Turns to the Center of Excellence at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center for Hernia Repair

Joshua Goad and his wife are always on the go. “We are very active. We enjoy going to the gym and working out. It keeps us young,” says the 56-year-old. It was during one of Goad’s regular workouts when something unusual happened. “I was at the gym and overexerted myself lifting,” he recalled. “At first, I didn’t think anything of it, but then, I …

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Westminster at Lake Ridge Celebrates 25 Years of Community

By Helena Tavares Kennedy   Westminster at Lake Ridge is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and continues to offer wonderful opportunities for its immediate and surrounding community. Located near Occoquan, Westminster at Lake Ridge opened in 1993 as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). As part of the Ingleside family of not-for-profit CCRCs, they have shared a common mission …

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Symposium for Those Caring for Others with Dementia

Provided by Prince William County Caring for people with dementia is a daunting job. The Prince William Area Agency on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association® National Capital Area Chapter want caregivers to know that they aren’t alone and that there are resources available to help. The upcoming Prince William Area Dementia Caregivers Symposium is free and will be held in …

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