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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Unveils Renovated Emergency Department

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center   On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center officially unveiled a $2.6 million renovation of its Emergency Department. Surrounded by doctors, nurses, members of the team and representatives from Prince William County’s EMS, hospital President Kathie Johnson helped cut the ribbon and usher in this new generation of emergency care at Sentara …

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An Act of Hospitality

Provided by Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA) The Prince William County Service Authority worked with Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center on Opitz Boulevard during the week of Thanksgiving to repair a water main break and provide water to the facility’s emergency room. On the morning of Nov. 21, employees of the hospital contacted the Service Authority after discovering a …

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Citizen REVIVE Training Sessions in January

Provided by Prince William County Police REVIVE! is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia that makes naloxone (Narcan®) available to lay rescuers to reverse opioid overdoses. This REVIVE! Training will provide you with the skills and tools to administer naloxone. Did you know….. Opioid overdoses continue to increase in our community? The only way to reverse an opioid overdose …

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Stay Off the Ice – Area Waters Unsafe

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Since our area rarely produces ice of the quality and thickness necessary for safe outdoor recreation, local ice is riskier than in northern climates. Ice that is formed during a continuous, hard freeze, typical of northern climates, is much stronger than ice formed during temperatures that repeatedly fluctuate above and below the freezing mark. Ice that forms …

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It’s Not Woo-woo, It’s Science: Hypnosis Helps

Provided by Tim Horn, Hypnoconsult, LLC It used to be when anyone heard the word “hypnosis,” they pictured the swaying pocket watch and imagined the subject under the command of the hypnotist, maybe even clucking like a chicken. Today, hypnosis has become much more mainstream and has earned its rightful place as effective, efficient  method for overcoming the everyday obstacles life …

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Women’s Health: Knowledge Is Power

By Dr. Raenell Williams As we kick off a new year, many women will resolve to hit the gym, but this year, healthcare providers are challenging women to expand that resolution to include their overall health. “If we want to have a good quality of life, as well as quantity, we have to be proactive about our health,” explains Sentara Family and Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Raenell …

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Hypnosis for Change

By Uma Alexandra Beepat, Lotus Wellness Center Hypnosis – you either like it or are scared of it. That is generally the reactions I have been getting since receiving my hypnosis certification in 2016. So of course, I have to write about what hypnosis really is and how it can help you. When I first met my teacher hypnotist, I was …

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Sentara Recommends Masking to Prevent Spread of Flu

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Public health officials report seasonal influenza-like illness in Northern Virginia is entering the third week for widespread levels. Effective immediately, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center strongly recommends all patients and visitors, including those seeking outpatient services, wear a mask inside hospitals, medical facilities and physician practices to protect the community from the spread …

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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Introduces Foot & Ankle Program

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is pleased to introduce the Foot & Ankle Program at Sentara. The Program partners highly skilled physicians with state-of-the-art procedures, so patients will have a pathway to receive the right care for their foot and ankle health concerns, all while staying close to home for treatment. The physicians …

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Tribute at the Glen Celebrates the Holidays with International Food and Music

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Tribute at The Glen, an assisted living and memory care facility in Woodbridge, entertained residents and family members with The Taste of Christmas holiday party held on Dec. 14. The holiday party was made extra special by featuring holiday desserts from around the world. “We know how important it is to celebrate and nurture each individual …

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