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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

By Ashton Wagner If you have children going back to school this August, you’ll want to make sure they are up-to-date on any immunizations required by their school. Vaccines help the immune system build up resistance to dangerous diseases and contain “the same germs that cause the disease, but the germs have been either killed or weakened to the point that they don’t make you sick,” …

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Service Authority Going Above and Beyond to Ensure Water Quality

Provided by the Prince William County Service Authority The more drinking water moves, the healthier it is for consumption. That is the idea behind the Prince William County Service Authority installing automated flushing stations throughout the 1,000 miles-long distribution system. From Woodbridge to Haymarket, seven stations have been installed in the last several years at “dead ends”, which are typically at the end …

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Practice Sun Safety to Prevent Skin Cancer

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue Annually, more than 5 million people, in the U.S., are treated for skin cancer and more new cases of skin cancer occur than all other cancers combined, i.e. breast, prostate, lung, colon. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (www.skincancer.org), one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer …

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Outpatient Notification Law Takes Effect in Virginia July 1st

Provided by Sentara Outpatients in Virginia hospitals will be notified of their status, verbally and in writing, under a new state law taking effect July 1, 2015. Patients will also be asked to sign a form letter acknowledging that they understand they are outpatients, even though they may spend the night in a hospital bed and receive a meal. “Outpatient …

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Novant Health Bull Run Family Medicine Opens New Location

Provided by Novant Health The practice is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus in Manassas On June 8, Novant Health Bull Run Family Medicine celebrated the opening of its new practice on the campus of George Mason University. The office is located at 10945 George Mason Circle, Suite 105, across from Hylton Performing Arts Center below Beacon …

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Bedrock YOGA to Host Ribbon-Cutting During Virginia Yoga Week

Provided by Bedrock YOGA Bedrock YOGA’s ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the studio. Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish II will be in attendance, along with other city dignitaries and some of the staff of bedrock YOGA. Bedrock YOGA is participating in the eighth annual Virginia Yoga Week June 14-21, 2015. Virginia Yoga …

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Ask the Doctors – June Column

Ask the Doctors Welcome to the online Q&A with a few of our local doctors. Each month we will have several local experts in the health & wellness field answer your questions. If you have a question you’d like to pose, please email us at [email protected] Question: It’s Spring time and people are wanting to get out and more active. …

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Brookdale Lake Ridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Photos by Amanda Causey Baity Brookdale Lake Ridge (formerly Emeritus) held it’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony on June 4, 2015. Senator George Barker did the honors with help from the Executive Director and the staff. Children from Fannie Fitzgerald Elementary sang the national anthem and along with several other songs. Brookdale Lake Ridge is a beautifully constructed Victorian style two story community …

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Yoga Classes on the Lawn at Rippon Lodge

Provided by Prince William County People who are interested in yoga can now find yoga classes at the Rippon Lodge Historic Site on Saturday mornings, said Rebecca Super, the site manager at Rippon Lodge. “Rippon Lodge is a great location for doing yoga in an outside setting. We have a beautiful lawn, a beautiful view of the Potomac River. We …

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Bedrock Yoga to Participate in First Friday on June 5

Provided by Bedrock Yoga Bedrock YOGA will participate in Historic Manassas Inc.’s first Friday on June 5, 2015. The studio will be open that evening for tours. Bedrock staff members will have a table outside the studio as well as inside the building at 9116 Center Street, and will be available to answer questions about the studio, its classes, and …

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