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Local Veteran Organizations Unite To Help Our Military Community

Prince William, VA- The “Importance of Animal Therapy for Our Veterans” was the topic of discussion at the April meeting of the Northern Virginia Veterans Association, held at the Freedom Museum in Manassas. Locally based Semper K9 Assistance Dogs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, led the presentation, demonstrating the ways that assistance dogs can assist veterans and their families as they …

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The Real Phenomenon Behind “Hardening of the Arteries”

By Christopher Leet, MD, FACC Emeritus Many people claim to have the absolute answer as to what causes heart attack, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, etc. We have emphasized in this column previously that there is no single answer. It is somewhat useful, however, to describe the actual evolution of arterial diseases over the years or decades. For whatever the individual risk factors that a …

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Prince William County High Tech Start-up Launches Novel Healthcare Video Game

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Economic Development The Virginia Serious Game Institute in Prince William County, Virginia, announced today that one of its initial high tech startups – Professions Quest LLC, has launched its flagship title Mimycx, a massively multi-player online serious game dedicated to revolutionizing knowledge exchange throughout the healthcare industry; specifically in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, nursing, …

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WITTMAN, GREEN ANNOUNCE CONGRESSIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CAUCUS

Provided by the Office of Rob Wittman WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX-29) today announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Public Health Caucus in the House of Representatives. The caucus will serve as a formal group of members whose mission is to raise awareness of the importance of public health issues, and will …

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“Lightning Under the Lights” the Dale City Track Club Relay Games May 2 at Woodbridge High School

Provided by Dale City Lightning Track Club WOODBRIDGE – The Dale City “LIGHTNING” Track Club (DCTC) is hosting “Lightning Under the Lights” 2015 DCTC Relay Games, on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Woodbridge Senior High School (Woodbridge, VA). The meet will highlight athletes from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, competing in several relays and 100m and 1600m events. The goal …

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Get Those Greens In!

By Stacia Kelly, Ph.D., MHt We all know we’re supposed to eat about 2.5 cups of vegetables (and 2 cups of fruit) per day, but how many of us actually accomplish it? Here are some easy tips for getting those greens in. 1. Stir-Fry the Veggies – Throw a variety into the skillet: bell peppers, mushrooms and your favorite spices added to brown rice and stir-fried …

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PW Health Center to Hold Free “Homeless Dental Clinics”

First of Three Clinics Takes Place at Evergreen Health Center, April 18 Manassas, Virginia, March 31, 2015 – Greater Prince William Community Health Center is again working with the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) and other community partners to provide three “Homeless Dental Clinics” at the Evergreen Health Center, located at 9705 Liberia Avenue, Suite 201 in Manassas. These free …

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Wittman Supports Bill to Strengthen Medicare, Save Taxpayer Dollars

Provided by the Office of Rob Wittman WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) voted for legislation yesterday to strengthen Medicare, provide certainty to physicians, and establish significant structural entitlement reform. H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 392-37. “For twelve years, physicians and seniors have faced needless uncertainty as they …

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Comstock Votes For Seniors And Doctors With Permanent Repeal Of The ‘Doc Fix’

Provided by Barbara Comstock Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) issued the following statement on the passage of the bipartisan H.R. 2, The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.  This important piece of legislation permanently repeals the “Doc Fix” and extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  The House passed this legislation by a strong bipartisan vote of …

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Rep. Connolly Votes for Bipartisan Medicare Legislation To Ensure Seniors Have Access to Doctors & Medical Services

Provided by Congressman Gerry Connolly Permanent Solution Resolves 13 Years of Uncertainty over Medicare Reimbursement & Extends Children’s Health Insurance Program for Two Years WASHINGTON – Congressman Gerry Connolly joined with a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to support legislation that will end perennial uncertainty over Medicare reimbursement rates and ensure seniors have access to doctors and medical …

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