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School Health Services Parent Expo

Provided by Prince William County Schools Prince William County Public Schools and the Office of School Health Services invite you to the upcoming Parent Expo, to be held on Friday, Aug. 17,  from 7:00-9:00 p. m. at the Edward Kelly Leadership Center (14715 Bristow Road, Room 1101, Manassas). During this free event, you will have the opportunity to meet members …

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Ever had a full, bloated feeling? This symptom may not sound unusual, but it’s just one of the key indicators for people suffering from gastroparesis. While only about 200,000 people nationwide are diagnosed with the disease, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders says nearly five million Americans may be living with this illness undiagnosed; that’s why August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. Gastroparesis is a condition …

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Tribute Launches Team Member of the Month Award

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Tribute at the Glen, an assisted living and memory care community, celebrated its first “Team Member of the Month.” The award recognizes one staff member each month for going above and beyond their normal duties and excellent service to Tribute residents. The first winner of the award, for the month of July, was Rosalita Howard, Tribute’s …

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Sentara’s First Community Benefit Report Highlights Compassion for Community Care

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By Helena Tavares Kennedy Sentara released its first Community Benefit Report, reflecting the value their 12 hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina and their Optima Health Plan bring to the communities they serve in charitable care, healthy communities, medical education and career-level employment. The report noted that Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (SNVMC) spent nearly $32 million in total community …

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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Offers One-Stop Technology for Men Dealing with Urinary Issues

It’s one of the most common health issues for men as they grow older. “As gentlemen age, the testosterone that’s in their bodies fuels the growth of their prostates. It happens at different rates in different people, but it happens,” explains John B. Klein, M.D., of Potomac Urology. Even though it may not be commonly discussed, every day Dr. Klein sees patients suffering from an …

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Potomac Primary Care Collaborative Holds Community Celebration and Recognition Event

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Story and Photos by Amy Falkofske On Wednesday, June 27, the Potomac Primary Care Collaborative (PPCC) celebrated the completion of its year-long collaborative by celebrating the participating members. Each member organization received a framed certificate of completion. The members of the collaborative included AAA Pediatrics, Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic, Prime Wellness Clinic, All Pediatrics, Greater Prince William Community Health …

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Gift Plus Training Can Equal Student Life-Savers

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) CPR saves lives. Now, a gift to from the American Heart Association and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is helping prepare students and staff to use it when emergencies arise. The organizations donated 89 CPR kits containing instruction and practice DVDs, reminder cards, “Mini-Annie” CPR ‘manikins,’ and other vital supplies to elementary and middle …

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Sentara Wound Healing Center Opens

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On Thursday, June 21, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center officially unveiled its newly renovated and expanded Sentara Wound Healing Center during a ribbon cutting. The Sentara Wound Healing Center has a history of offering its patients a comprehensive, specialized team approach in dealing with non-healing and difficult to heal wounds. This recent renovation permits easier access for patients and staff with larger doorways …

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Covington-Harper Elementary School Starts a Golf Club

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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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