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Five Health ‘Facts’ That Are Actually Myths

Get eight hours of sleep at night, eat your vegetables, and an apple a day keeps the doctor away – these are all common health sayings you’ve heard and probably believe to be true. While commonly told health myths may have some truth to them, there are some that don’t hold up to further examination. 1.) Starve a cold and …

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Opioid Epidemic Crisis

Provided by Prince William County  Opioid addiction is a growing national epidemic. More people are dying from opioid drug overdoses than ever before, and the Commonwealth of Virginia and Prince William County aren’t immune to the problem. County staff updated the Board of County Supervisors on the issue in Prince William County. “The opioid epidemic is a crisis,” noted Prince …

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Dale City Lightning Track Club Triumphs at the AAU National Indoor Championship

Provided by All Things Writing, LLC Dale City “Lightning” Track Club (DCTC) took home 21 National All American rankings for various individual events, along with an additional two National rankings for their 13/14 year old boys and girls 4 x 200 meter relay teams at the 2017 AAU Indoor National Championship in Landover, Maryland this past weekend. Forty-nine DCTC athletes …

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Classes Offer Help to Those Caring for Others with Alzheimer’s

Provided by Prince William County Those caring for people with Alzheimer’s might find help in a series of classes being offered by the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter in partnership with the Prince William Area Agency on Aging. The Prince William Area Dementia Caregivers Academy classes will be held at several locations across the county at a number of …

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Bedrock YOGA to offer Yoga for Sleep Workshop

Provided by bedrock YOGA Bedrock YOGA will offer a workshop on how to “Yoga for Sleep” on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p. m. The value of good sleep is reflected in our health and energy levels. When we are well-rested, our immune system functions better, our minds are clearer, and we have plenty of energy throughout the day. …

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March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Currently, 5.3 million Americans are living with some form of traumatic brain injury-related disability. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain and is a major cause of death …

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Your Heart Health Matters

By Kim Howard, CAE | Photo credit: Philippe Noble Photography Despite the mammoth pink ribbon campaign for breast cancer that occurs every October, heart disease is still the number one killer of women and the leading cause of death in the United States. One in five women is at risk of having a stroke. Every 39 seconds someone dies from heart …

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Beville Middle School will host My School Color Run March 25th, 2017

Provided by Beville Middle School The students of Beville Middle School will host the inaugural community-wide My School Color Run on March 25th, 2017 at 8:30 a. m. to raise money for their school.   The My School Color Run is an untimed 5K fun run for all ages and fitness abilities.   Along the route, participants pass through vibrant …

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Ashton Miller On average, one in 20 Americans is at risk for developing colorectal cancer in their lifetime. What may begin as a polyp, or a growth in the tissue that lines the inner surface of the colon or rectum, can become a serious condition. “Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and …

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