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Be Heard – Make Your Opinion Known on Public Health Issues!

Provided by Virginia Department of Health-Prince William Health District The Community Healthcare Coalition of Greater Prince William wants to hear from you! Local residents are asked to take a few minutes to complete a brief Health Check Survey online at gpwsurvey.gmu.edu/. Survey answers will help provide a better picture of what the community feels are some of the most significant …

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April is National Youth Sports Safety Month

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Sports participation has become a major cause of serious injury among youth, making sports activities the second most frequent cause of injury for male and female adolescents. According to John Hopkins Medicine, approximately 30 million children participate in some form of organized sports. Each year, more than 3.5 million children sustain sports-related injuries, …

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Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol

By Kim Howard, CAE April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Just because a substance is legal, this doesn’t make its use any less of a societal problem. Let’s review some staggering facts. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the U.S. The typical American will see 100,000 beer commercials before he or she turns 18. Alcohol is a primary …

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Local School Readiness Initiative Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity

Provided by Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William Over one in five low-income preschoolers in Prince William County are obese. This troubling statistic prompted Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William (SBGPW) to take action, bringing Virginia’s childhood obesity prevention project, Taking Steps to Healthy Success, to over 1,400 children in 13 local child care centers. Taking Steps to Healthy Success is a …

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Bedrock YOGA Announces Spring Schedule

Provided by bedrock YOGA Bedrock YOGA’s spring 2016 schedule has been finalized. Classes will feature a progressive yoga series for students who want to advance through their practice at an individual pace. Other classes include Yoga for Kids (age 5-12), Curvy Yoga, Flow classes, Chair Yoga, and Gentle Yoga, Shape Up Yoga, and Yoga for Desk Jockeys. The spring session …

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Three Local Businesses Team Up for Charity

Manassas, Virginia- Local small business owners have decided to team up for charity.  A-1 Cycling, Applied Fitness Cycle and BadWolf Brewing Company host monthly events benefiting local nonprofits. Their most recent event benefited Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, a local 501(c)(3) that rescues dogs from the shelter and trains them to be service dogs for wounded veterans. Sean Christian with A-1 …

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The Time Has Come

Domestic Abuse Forum to be Held April 7th Almost a month ago, what might have been a “routine” domestic call was anything but for three officers and one Prince William County woman.  As the events unfolded that night, into the next day and the weeks to follow, we were horrified, saddened and mournful over the tragedy that had taken place.  …

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Nature Walk for Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Provided by Virginia Department of Health The Breast Education, Awareness and Treatment (B.E.A.T.) Cancer Coalition is sponsoring a guided walking tour of the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 – 11:00 a. m. for breast cancer survivors and their families. A guide will lead the group through the park. We will visit the bird banding …

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National Poisoning Prevention Week is March 20-26

Provided by Prince William County Fire & Rescue It’s National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) (March 20th -26th), and the Poison Prevention Week Council (PPWC) is providing tips to prevent unintentional poison exposure in and around the home. National Poison Prevention Week occurs during the third week of March and is designated to highlight the dangers of poisoning and how to …

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2016 Spring into Health Fair

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce For the second year in a row, Project Mend-A-House (PMAH) and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce are partnering to present the Spring Into Health Fair on Saturday, April 9. The event runs from 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. at the Hylton Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington located at 5070 …

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