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CastMedic Designs, LLC: From Injury to Invention

 By Jennifer Rader, Contributing Writer How does one broken foot lead to an innovative product, create U.S. jobs and become a national fashion sensation? Gainesville resident Christina Daves, CEO, creator and innovator of CastMedic Designs, LLC knows how: just combine an untapped market segment with a creative mind. With a tagline of “The Healing Power of Fashion,” the company’s philosophy …

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You’re Taking Me to See WHO?

You’re Taking Me to See WHO?    By Alan H. Golden, D.D.S., P.C. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend every child find a dental “home” by age one. That might sound silly, but there are many reasons, among them providing guidance to caregivers, dietary counseling and demonstrating proper dental care techniques. Our own experience tells …

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Families Discover a Way to Create Plenty of Holiday Memories, Without All the Fuss

Most of us think of going to mom and dad’s home for the holidays, but one local retirement community is the preferred holiday destination for some rather large families. Holiday traditions strengthen family ties like no other. Much family lore is shared and fond memories are made, while breaking bread together around the holiday table. Four generations of one family, …

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PRINCE WILLIAM HOSPITAL INTRODUCES AREA’S FIRST THERAPY GARDEN

PRINCE WILLIAM HOSPITAL INTRODUCES AREA’S FIRST THERAPY GARDEN Designed Exclusively For Behavioral Health Inpatients Manassas, VA — Prince William Hospital administrators, staff and Manassas Scout Troop #670 gathered recently to unveil an outdoor oasis providing a tranquil environment for behavioral health patients. The garden provides a secure outdoor space for enhanced therapy activities to inspire healing, including gardening, relaxation through …

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Avoiding Pain While Shopping This Holiday Season

Avoiding Pain While Shopping This Holiday Season By Jodi Remsen The holidays are here and many of us will find ourselves shopping for gifts and carrying many heavy bags. It is important to use proper lifting and carrying techniques when shopping in order to avoid stress or strain to the low back, mid-back, neck and shoulders.he holidays are here and many of …

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Health & Wellness- Avoid Fall Health Hazards: Tips for Carrying Books & Raking Safely

Avoid Fall Health Hazards: Tips for Carrying Books & Raking Safely   By Corinne Shumaker It’s time for school and the beautiful colored leaves! However, certain fall activities can become a source of discomfort, aggravating or even leading to low back pain (LBP). Wearing backpacks improperly and raking leaves without good core support can cause an increase in back pain. Doctors …

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Quick Tips to Quit Smoking (January 2011)

By Casey Rives, Contributing Writer   Along with the common “get fit” resolution comes an entire idea about overall health and how to improve one’s life—including the need to quit smoking. Melissa Shaver, 21, of Gainesville, realized her addiction to cigarettes was causing health problems when she began losing endurance and her workout routines became more difficult. “I’ve been rowing …

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