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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center The boys of summer will turn their focus to men this month when the Potomac Nationals, a minor league baseball team based in Woodbridge, help Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center kick off “Septembeard” and a focus on men’s health. “Septembeard” is an annual observance during which men around the country grow out their whiskers to raise funds …

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Neville Empowerment Network, Inc. to host “4th Annual You CAN Do Anything Too Symposium: Cross That Bridge”

Provided by Neville Empowerment Network, Inc. Join the Neville Empowerment Network Inc. and friends, for an afternoon of inspirational/motivational stories, testimonies, community education, a panel of community “movers and shakers”, as well as a host of phenomenal Speakers, and educational vendors (senior living, long-term health care providers, financial, and legal) during our “4th Annual You CAN Do Anything Too Symposium” …

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Celebrate National Bowling Day with Free Bowling at Uptown Alley on August 12

Provided by Uptown Alley Uptown Alley will recognize National Bowling Day on Saturday, August 12 by offering a free game of bowling with shoes from 8:00 until 10:00 a. m.  During that time, a delicious breakfast menu will be available.  Beat the heat and enjoy a game of bowling with family and friends at Uptown Alley, which features 24 lanes …

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Prince William Health District urges Taking Steps to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Provided by Virginia Department of Health Mosquitoes are more than bothersome pests during our outdoor summer activities. They can carry diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika. The Prince William Health District offers information and suggestions on how to protect yourself and your family from the bite of these pests, and the diseases they carry. Viruses that can be spread …

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Bedrock YOGA to offer “Befriend Your Backbends”

Provided by bedrock YOGA Bedrock YOGA will offer “Befriend Your Backbends” workshop on Saturday, August 12, from 3:00-5:00 p. m. Backbending postures are beneficial for maintaining a healthy spine; they ask us to move counter to our common postural positions while texting, driving, and working at our desks. They can also be physiologically and emotionally intense, causing us to work …

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New Twist on Getting Kids to Eat Veggies Brings Accolades to PWCS

Provided by Prince William County Schools Choice and opportunity combined to give PWCS elementary students even greater school lunches last year. For the first time, self-serve garden and fruit bars became a fixture in elementary school cafeterias, as they have been for several years in middle and high schools. That pioneering, innovative approach also caught the attention of the Virginia …

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Tdap Immunization Required for Sixth Graders

Provided by Prince William County Schools Parents are reminded that the State of Virginia requires students entering sixth grade in Prince William County Public Schools this fall to present proof that they have had one booster shot of the Tdap vaccine. This is the vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap). If a Tdap has been administered after age 7, the requirement is met. By state law, without proof of …

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Heidi Garvis will lead session at Navigating the Caregiving Journey on Oct. 7

Provided by Strategic Management Partners Strategic Management Partners announced today that Heidi Garvis of Caring Considerations will lead one of the educational sessions at Navigating the Caregiving Journey, a conference to empower family caregivers with resources and knowledge. Her session will address the differences between levels and types of care such as assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing as …

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Maggie Gill Named Chief Executive Officer of Novant UVA Health System

Provided by Novant UVA Health System Maggie Gill has been named the chief executive officer of Novant Health UVA Health System. “As we move into the second year as a system, there is an opportunity to look forward and position ourselves for the future needs of our community,” said Michael Hoover, chairman of the Novant Health UVA Health System board …

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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center advises community against possible scam

Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Earlier this week, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center received notification from community members they had been contacted by a would-be scammer offering a lower interest rate from a 703-670 prefix with caller ID displaying “Potomac Hospital”. The caller reportedly told the recipients a lower interest rate was available if personal information, like a …

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