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Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program to begin in January

Provided by Project Mend-a-House Mark your calendar to join Project Mend-A-House and Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor for a FREE program for people with chronic conditions and their caregivers. The six-week workshop will be held at the Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor on Garner Drive in Manassas. The class meets Wednesdays for 2.5 hours, beginning on January 13th. The evidence-based Chronic Disease …

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Overcoming Childhood Obesity

By Stacia Kelly, Ph.D., MHt According to the Alliance for a Healthier Nation, “Virginia has the 29th highest childhood obesity rate in the United States. Currently 29.8% of youth in Virginia are overweight or obese.” How did we get to this point? Worried about your child and their health? The biggest changes happen at home. 1. Schedule physical activity time. Don’t rely on P.E. or recess at school. …

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Novant Health’s State of Your Health Forum

Provided by Novant Health Novant Health presents the State of Your Health Forum at the Verizon Auditorium (Occoquan Building) at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus (10900 University Blvd., Manassas, VA) on Wednesday Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. When it comes to prediabetes/diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, knowing the right numbers can save lives. Novant Health is …

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Dietary Controversies in Cardiovascular Health

By Christopher Leet, MD, FACC Emeritus The obesity epidemic in both children and adults is real. Although a problem for all Western countries, this problem is clearly worse in this country. To assess your overall dietary health, measure your BMI, a simple body mass index relating height and weight. Higher obesity indices are associated with lower life expectancy and poorer health status generally. However, …

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