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Battlefield Bobcats Raise $41k to Fight Pediatric Cancer

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) More than 120 students and staff took to the gymnasium floor April 20 for the first Battlefield High School Mini-THON. This student-led, overnight event is the culmination to months of fundraising — all in the fight for pediatric cancer. Mini-THON is modeled after the 46-hour Penn State THON and benefits Four Diamonds at …

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Every Season is Tick Season

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Ticks can be active throughout the year and don’t always die off in the winter. But, like people and pets, they enjoy warmer temperatures. Schools take advantage of the nice weather by scheduling more outdoor activities which can lead to a higher exposure. Lyme disease is a bacteria spread by some ticks and …

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Sentara Achieves Another Center of Excellence Accreditation

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, along with Dr. Richard Jenet, have achieved robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecology accreditation by Surgical Review Corporation. A Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Gynecology accreditation distinguishes this hospital from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by …

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Reminder: Prescription Drug Take-Back April 28

Provided by Manassas City Police Department On April 28 from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m., the Manassas City Police Department will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Prince William County Police Department to provide the public a safe, convenient, and anonymous way to dispose of unused and unwanted medication. Often, abused prescription drugs are …

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Forest Park Students Host Fourth Annual Suicide Awareness Walk

Provided by Daniel Dereberry On May 12, students at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge will host the Suicide Awareness Walk. The walk will begin at Forest Park High School (15721 Forest Park Drive, Woodbridge) at 8:30 a. m., and participants will walk along Spriggs Road to C.D. Hylton High School and back (a bit more than six miles). The …

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Sentara Named a Top 15 Health System

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Sentara Healthcare has been named a Top 15 Health System for 2018 by IBM Watson Health. The IBM Watson Health Top 15 Health Systems list is divided into three categories – large, medium and small systems – with five winners in each. Sentara was included in the large system category. The Watson Health 15 Top Health …

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Hospitals Lift Masking Recommendation

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Public health officials report seasonal influenza-like illness has declined for two consecutive weeks in Virginia. Effective immediately, Sentara Healthcare lifts the masking recommendation for all patients and visitors entering hospitals and other associated medical facilities and physician practices. The masking recommendation has been in place since Dec. 21, 2017, when flu reached the highest …

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PWCS Awarded as Top Heart Partner in State

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Prince William County Public Schools was recently recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for being the top fundraiser for the state in 2016-17 out of 117 participating school districts. PWCS is Number 16 out of 1,200 school divisions nationwide. Schools raise money through AHA’s Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart campaigns. The …

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Sentara Earns Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Accreditation

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, along with Dr. Steven Nakao, have achieved robotic surgery accreditation by Surgical Review Corporation. A Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery accreditation distinguishes this hospital from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of …

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Sentara Volunteers Celebrated During National Volunteers Week

By Helena Tavares Kennedy The strength of Sentara’s volunteers abounds, but one volunteer stands out for her smile and helpfulness at the Information Desk for many years. Sally Baldwin, a Sentara volunteer for 45 years who also served as historian for a while, said that she started volunteering at Sentara because “I feel that any time you can help other …

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