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This May, get outside to ease your mind
(BPT) - Physical activity and time outside are two wonderful gifts for your body and mind; they’re proven to reduce stress and anxiety, and offer a greater sense of well-being. In recognition …
Step Into Spring with a Sweet, Fresh Meal
(Family Features) Patio meals often mean fresh flavors, making spring a perfect time for heading outside with your favorite seasonal dishes like this Flatbread with Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Arugula.
Gym Or No Gym? Fitness Expert Tom Holland On Finding Your Ideal Exercise Routine
(NAPSI)—They say old habits die hard, but for a lot of people the last two years have proven otherwise. The COVID-19 pandemic fueled a seismic shift in the way people view physical and mental …
Breathe in a happy home: 4 benefits of good indoor air quality
(BPT) - Indoor air quality is an aspect of a healthy lifestyle that is often overlooked. Even if you lead an active lifestyle and spend a lot of time outdoors, you likely spend more time indoors than …
Slow travel in Wyoming; ditch the car (and crowds) and try these human-powered adventures
(BPT) - With nearly 7,000 square miles of mountains, valleys and rivers — including a large swath of Yellowstone National Park — …
5 Nutritionist-Approved Tips to Support Your Gut Health
(BPT) - Aside from the traditional New Year’s resolutions we see many people make each year, gut health is taking center stage in 2022. A recent survey showed that 1 in 4 of today’s …

Make moon milks a part of your self-care rituals

(BPT) - Your well-being is a priority no matter your age, but the busier life gets, the more self-care is often overlooked for other to-do's. In 2022, there's a growing movement to refocus on the …

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes

(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …

5 ways to keep you and your dog healthy in 2022

(BPT) - The beginning of the year is a popular time to build good habits and work on life goals. If you're making plans to improve your life in 2022, think about setting health goals for your dog as …

3 Tips to Help You Jumpstart Your Spring Health and Wellness Goals

(NewsUSA) - With summer right around the corner, spring is a great time to get started on your health and wellness goals like moving more and losing weight. Just take it from Rose Kis. Like so many …

The Powerful Relationship Between Patient and Provider When Living with Multiple Sclerosis

(BPT) - Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (CNS) and is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the immune system attacks healthy …
VHHA COVID-19 Hospital Data Dashboard Now Includes Regional Filter
VHHA has updated its COVID-19 Hospital Data Dashboard to include a filter for regional statistics. It now includes a dropdown menu (see image below) that can be used to examine the data by …
Virginia Recognized as One of the States Best Prepared for Public Health Emergencies
Two Years into the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Commonwealth is Again Ranked in the Top Tier of States in Trust for America’s Health – Ready or Not 2022 Annual Report on Public Health Emergency Preparedness
VDH Streamlines its COVID-19 Dashboard
The Virginia Department of Health has made several changes to its COVID-19 dashboard to streamline information in this phase of the pandemic.
Youngkin Announces COVID Action Plan
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced his COVID Action Plan to provide hospitals, health systems, nursing facilities, and other healthcare providers the tools necessary to combat COVID-19.
VDH Warns Virginians About Prevalence of COVID-19 Omicron Variant
(RICHMOND, Va.) — With Virginians expected to gather with family and friends over the holidays, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reminds everyone to take steps to protect themselves.
BREAKING: FDA Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Treatment for Emergency Use in High-Risk Patients
The FDA approves Pfizer's Paxlovid, a prescription oral-use treatment for COVID-19 before Christmas.
Local Health News

VDH Streamlines its COVID-19 Dashboard

The Virginia Department of Health has made several changes to its COVID-19 dashboard to streamline information in this phase of the pandemic.

Affordable Cleaning Service Expands to New Headquarters

Affordable Cleaning Services is an independently-owned local business that combines professionalism, responsiveness, and thorough cleaning!

Therapy Dog Brings Smiles at Bull Run Middle School

As a therapy dog from Heeling House, Oakley, a two-year-old labradoodle, gets excited for these visits because they usually mean a lot of brushing, petting, and loving from the students and staff.

Local Scout Raises over $6,000 for Rise Against Hunger, Packs 10,152 Meals

As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Riley Kotlus of Manassas organized a large-scale volunteer event and fundraiser to combat hunger in Prince William County.

Your CBD Store

Your CBD Store in Gainesville offers holiday gifts to help ease pain, anxiety and overall better health!

4 ways to kickstart a wellness routine, according to health experts

(BPT) - When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, it’s the small decisions and changes that have a great impact on our individual wellness journeys. Wellness is not just one thing. In fact, …

Q&A on Children's COVID-19 with Virginia Dept. of Health

 We have gathered the top 5 questions + answers below so that parents + guardians can make the best-informed decision possible for their families.

Kids and the COVID vaccine: What should a parent know?

(BPT) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an Emergency Use Authorization allowing adolescents ages 12-15 to get the COVID vaccine — another giant leap forward in the fight …

Virginia Prepared to Provide Pfizer Booster Shots

The VDH is willing and prepared to provide Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters to eligible Virginia residents and workers.

Healthcare Workers Urge Virginians to get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Nearly three dozen Virginia health care organizations are jointly urging unvaccinated Virginians to get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others as hospitalizations are surging.

UVA Health to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees

With COVID-19 cases surging across the commonwealth and the country, UVA Health will require all its employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 1.

Sweet and Savory School Day Snacks

(Family Features) Make your morning meals, lunchbox packing and meal prepping easier by including time-saving hacks like easy-to-use ingredients and recipes.

No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe 'From Gina's Kitchen'

By Gina Michak Image courtesy of From Gina's Kitchen Foodie friends! These quick and easy no-bake energy bars were a quick and easy way to get back into the kitchen. Lightning quick to put …

5 simple ways to improve your health habits

(BPT) - The last year and a half has been a strong reminder of the importance of good health. Statistics show that 73% of Americans consider their health and wellness a priority and are reevaluating …

5 ways to strengthen small businesses focusing on wellness

(BPT) - Running a small business focused on health and wellness is not an easy task at the best of times, but the past year’s challenges to the nation’s health have made it even harder. …

Better Immunity is Just a Spray Away

(NewsUSA) - Now more than ever, we worry about maintaining our good health, and we are especially concerned about having a strong immune system that can take on all types of …

Prince William Dance Academy Returns to Studio with New Safety Protocols

Tiny Twinkle-toes dancer enjoys her beginner class at Prince William Dance Academy. Prince William Dance Academy in Nokesville is excited to announce its team is back to delivering in-person lessons …

Tips to lower stress – and budgets – getting ready for back to school

(BPT) - Preparing to go back to school can be exciting as well as stressful for kids and parents, and this year is no exception. A recent survey found that nearly 9 in 10 parents (86%) are relieved …

Cleansing 101: Pro tips for cleansing your skin like a dermatologist

(BPT) - Keeping skin clean and healthy might seem simple, but for many people, finding a skincare routine that works can take trial and error. From common misconceptions about cleansing to a store …

Diabetics Now Have More, Diverse Beverage Choices

(NewsUSA) - Today's consumers are looking for beverage choices that offer far more than just great taste. Whether for increased energy or hydration, the "functional beverages" category is …

'Filmmaker Ken Burns Doesn’t Live in Prince William County and He is Living in the Past' wrote Pageland Stakeholders

 "Filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest gift to the Confederacy is a letter to our Prince William County Supervisors against a proposal to allow data centers adjacent to (not in) Manassas …"

Featured stories

3 Tips to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

(Family Features) Following a healthy diet, prioritizing exercise and limiting alcohol and tobacco intake can have a dramatic impact on your day-to-day life, especially if you have a heart condition such as atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Heart health: A focus on fish

(BPT) - When it comes to heart health, lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise make a huge impact. As one of the most important organs in the body, keeping your heart in tip-top shape is …

American Heart Association Issues Call to Live Fierce

(NewsUSA) - Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, heart disease remains the no. 1 cause of death in the U.S and worldwide. The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer …

Better Oral Health May Help Protect Your Heart

(Family Features) It's lesser known that your oral health and heart health risk may be connected. To help protect your oral and heart health, consider these tips.

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GameStop levels up to help kids with critical illnesses

(BPT) - A child's diagnosis with a critical illness is devastating for their entire family. And for families now coping with a global health crisis, the challenges are even greater. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Make-A-Wish chapters nationwide have faced a record number of wishes still waiting to be granted . . .

3 consejos para mantener la salud del cerebro

(Family Features) Muchas personas temen desarrollar la enfermedad de Alzheimer, en especial aquellas con antecedentes familiares de esta afección. Sin embargo, hay medidas que las personas pueden tomar para ayudar a conservar y promover la salud del cerebro.

Groundbreaking Science Leads to FDA-Approved Treatment for Advanced Melanoma

(Family Features) Despite preventative sun care measures like sunscreen and UV-protective clothing, skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the United States. Due to groundbreaking research, a first-in-class dual immunotherapy option is now approved.

How Eva Longoria Prioritizes Her Eye Health as She Ages

(Family Features) As a mom, entrepreneur, actress and producer, Eva Longoria relies on her ability to see clearly up close. Now, she is sharing her experience with age-related blurry near vision.

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes

(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …

Welcome to The Future of Diagnostic Tests

(NewsUSA) - If you have a chronic or recurring infection, getting accurate results of diagnostic tests can make a big difference in your quality of care and quality of life. Patients with infections …

Three Ways to Change Attitudes About Race

(NewsUSA) - Awareness of racism increased as Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country last summer. In response, psychoanalysts suggest three ways to change attitudes about race -- …

A New In Silico Study Finds Nitric Oxide Supplement May Increase Vitamin D Production and Bioavailability

(BPT) - A recent in silico analysis has found that supplement-induced bioproduction of endothelial nitric oxide may also increase the endogenous production, bioavailability, and efficacy of vitamin …

3 ways to make your oral care routine more sustainable

(BPT) - More people are looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of everyday habits and actions, and some companies are helping them do just that. Did you know sustainability actions can …

Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

(NAPSI)—You may be able to bring some comfort to your friends and family members who have been grieving a loss in these difficult days.  Poetry And Emotion There’s a new book that …

by Dr. Jay King (NAPSI)—In a recent poll of North American pet owners, 58 percent of respondents said their pets have terrible breath—some even compared it to smelly garbage and sweaty gym …
By We Can Do This COVID-19  Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—After a few weeks without rain, most people don’t throw out their umbrella. Just because someone has driven thousands of …
By We Can Do This COVID-19  Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—After a few weeks without rain, most people don’t throw out their umbrella. Just because someone has driven thousands of …
By We Can Do This COVID-19  Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—After a few weeks without rain, most people don’t throw out their umbrella. Just because someone has driven thousands of …
By We Can Do This COVID-19  Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—After a few weeks without rain, most people don’t throw out their umbrella. Just because someone has driven thousands of …
(NewsUSA) - Like the more than 25 million first responders in the United States, Jeff Cooper, a former deputy in the Broward County Polygraph Unit, took an oath to protect and serve his community. …
(NewsUSA) - The challenges of the past two years have raised global stress to unprecedented levels, illuminating the importance of prioritizing mental health. The National Alliance on Mental …
(NewsUSA) - One in four American adults suffers from chronic knee pain, so an accessible, non-surgical solution should come as welcome news. A recent study out of UCLA indicates that GDEFY® …
(NewsUSA) - The heroic efforts of frontline health care workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic merit ongoing recognition and gratitude. Nurse educators also continue to play a key role by …
(NewsUSA) - As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of maintaining good health, many Americans continue to struggle with the cost of health care, especially prescription …
(Family Features) Spring brings sunshine and plenty of exciting opportunities to head outdoors for fun with family and friends. While those joyous moments make the season special, all that sun exposure can wreak havoc on the skin without the proper precautions.
(Family Features) When people are unexpectedly diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, their lives can be turned upside down. Consider this information about kidney disease and improving health equity in kidney care.
(Family Features) Understanding and improving cholesterol is important for people of all ages, including children and teens. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can help keep your heart healthy and lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke.