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Manage Hunger with Wholesome Foods

Soy and Spinach Artichoke Dip (Family Features) Whether you’re following a weight loss plan or simply maintaining healthy habits, finding foods that are nutritious sources of protein and promote satiety can help curb your urge to snack throughout the day. Wholesome soyfoods can replace other foods in your diet that might be adding too much fat, sugar and cholesterol. Soyfoods …

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The Exchange: Access to Healthcare

Contributed by Novant Health A key component of the 2010 Affordable Care Act was the creation of Health Insurance Exchanges. These exchanges, also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces, were envisioned as online platforms for Americans to shop for coverage offered by private health insurance companies at four levels: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Although these four levels of coverage will …

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Sentara Healthcare Appoints New Executive to Lead Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Contributed by Sentara Woodbridge, Virginia ­– November 12, 2013 – On November 11, 2013, Sentara Healthcare President and COO Howard P. Kern and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center R. Michael Sorensen announced that Steve Porter has officially accepted the position of Corporate Vice President, Northern Virginia and President, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center …

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Novant Health Declares War on Preventable Killers

Contributed by Novant Health Health system commits to 500,000 screenings in 2014 Winston-Salem, N.C. – Jan. 7, 2014 – Today, Novant Health announced it is declaring war on high blood pressure, prediabetes and obesity as part of a multi-year, system-wide community health initiative designed to create an epidemic of health and wellness. The statistics are alarming. One out of every three Americans …

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

Contributed by Prince William County Government Every year, as part of their New Year’s resolutions, people promise themselves that they’re going to get in shape. About 70 percent of those people will step off the treadmill, put down the weights, hang up the running shoes, give up the pushups, cease the sit ups or climb out of the pools within …

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Little Changes Can Bring Big Gains to Achieving Long-Term Health

By Stacia D. Kelly, Ph.D., MHt To set yourself up for long- term success this new year, remember that little changes go a long way, especially when it comes to staying healthy. Here are tips that can help: Drink more water. Drop in a lemon or lime to add flavor if needed. You can also alternate water with green tea, gradually phasing out the tea …

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Cat in Woodbridge Found to Have Rabies

Contributed by Virginia Department of Health Public Reminded of Rabies Prevention Tips  (Manassas, VA) – A cat found December 20, near Powells Landing Circle in Woodbridge, has tested positive for rabies. The young adult cat had gray fur and appeared to have an injured leg. Prince William Health District asks anyone who may have come in contact with a cat …

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National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Prince William County Chapter Triple Negative Breast Cancer Project

Contributed by National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. With the rise of breast cancer among Black Women today, a more deadly form of the disease, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, is striking Black Women in our communities.  The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Prince William County Chapter, Executive Team wrote a proposal and was awarded a $78,000.00 Grant …

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Petition for Behavioral Hospital at Woodbridge

Contributed by US Health Vest US HealthVest proposes to establish a new 75-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital to be located in Woodbridge Virginia, a densely populated area within Prince William County.  The proposed facility will offer a full range of acute psychiatric services, including child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric care. Drawing on US HealthVest’s extensive experience in developing and operating psychiatric …

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