Online Registration for Prince William Turkey Trot Extended

Sign up now for The Prince William Turkey Trot; the largest Turkey Trot in the county will be held on Thanksgiving morning at the Freedom Center.

‘Rush is Never Worth the risk,’ says Mother of Daughter Struck, Killed by Truck

October is National Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month. September was Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Month in Virginia. Fatal accidents and injuries involving road users increased last year, according to traffic crash facts from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Local Health News
Prince William County Set to Open Crisis Receiving Center
Prince William County now has the funding to open a facility to see to the well-being of people in mental health crises.
County Will Celebrate Opening of Prince William Animal Services Center
Prince William County Police Department invites the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Animal Services Center, on Sept. 17. 
11 Data Buildings Would Surround Linton Hall Neighborhood in Bristow
Amberleigh Station residents oppose the data center park that would surround them on Linton Hall Road in Bristow. 

New Prince William Animal Service Center Opens

The new Prince William County Animal Services Center will help shelter staff better care for the dogs, cats, birds, rodents, livestock and reptiles that come into the county’s care.

NASA Scientist Warns Bristow-area Residents Will Hear New Data Centers

High-density data centers currently planned for the Bristow area would result in area residents hearing a disruptive 'hum' 24/7, said NASA scientist Dr. John Lyver and the HOA Roundtable of Prince William County.

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
Heath-focused Features
Local Police Kick off 'Operation School Zone-Slow Zone'
Local police agencies commit to a safe school year by issuing a public safety announcement to encourage proper roadway use.
4 wellness tips to help you revamp your routine this fall
(BPT) - Autumn is a busy time for families. Between back-to-school shopping, sneaking in end-of-summer trips, and getting back on track with your routine, you may find that you don’t have time …

Take Control: How managing blood pressure can help save lives

(Family Features) Effectively managing your blood pressure can help reduce your chances of life-threatening medical events, even death. Gain confidence and learn how to take control of your blood pressure with these tips and resources.

4 Steps to Live in the Present Every Day

(Family Features) Many people find themselves thinking about what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow, making living in the now a challenge. You can overcome those hurdles and live each day more fully by adopting habits that promote physical and mental well-being, including these suggestions.

5 Ways to Invest in Your Health This Holiday Season

(Family Features) While you should still focus on your total diet, supplements are a simple and convenient way to fill in dietary gaps during the holidays.

Helping Veterans Handle IBD

(Family Features) For many veterans, their greatest battle isn't against enemy forces. It's a challenge that lies within their own bodies. An estimated 66,000 veterans live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Arm yourself with more information about IBD and your options with these tips.

Sleep is Good Medicine: 11 tips for healthier sleep

(Family Features) When it comes to your health, sleep is just as important as physical activity and nutrition. These tips can help you create a healthy sleep routine to improve your health today and in the long run.

Helping Heroes Handle IBD

(Family Features) For many veterans, their greatest battle isn't against enemy forces. It's a challenge that lies within their own bodies. An estimated 66,000 veterans live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Arm yourself with more information about IBD and your options with these tips.

Nipping Alzheimer’s disease in the blood

MindImmune, a drug discovery firm at the University of Rhode Island, is poised to move into clinical trials, pioneering a breakthrough approach to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, focused on blocking aberrant immune cells in the blood from entering the brain

The Key to Post-Pandemic Well-Being Is Lots of Self-Care, Study Reveals

(NewsUSA) - The unprecedented stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many to place a renewed importance on their overall health. This led to a new appreciation for self-care as people …

Dollar General Shoppers Get Help Choosing Pain Relievers

(NewsUSA) - When shoppers are already in pain, navigating the huge selection of products in the over- the-counter (OTC) pain reliever aisle can feel overwhelming. There’s a lot to choose from, …

Four Things Seniors Need to Know About Dental Coverage

(NewsUSA) -   By Dr. John Yamamoto, Dental Director of Clinical Innovations, Humana There are far more benefits to healthy teeth and gums than a bright smile. In fact, your oral health …

Shoot for the Stars When It Comes to Medicare Advantage

(NewsUSA) - By Alan Stewart, SVP, Medicare Divisional Leader, Humana - If you’re one of the nation’s 58.6 million people with Medicare, you understand the importance of selecting a health …
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!

How a HouseCalls visit changed – and may have saved – one man’s life

(BPT) - A knock on the door at Roy Gault’s home may have saved his life.Roy, who is in his late 70s, was feeling fine when nurse practitioner Diana Dombrowski showed up at his home for a …

How one test can determine your food sensitivities — and help improve your health

(BPT) - Research has found that 70% of illnesses can be prevented by changes in lifestyle and diet. While many Americans may believe that food affects their health, most don’t know what to …

New options for affordable insulin

(BPT) - In the United States, there are 37.3 million people with diabetes. And for many, diabetes is an expensive and complex medical condition, often requiring multiple medications — including …
Monkeypox

Debunking common monkeypox myths

Stacker compiled a list of myths about monkeypox and investigated their viability using news, scientific, and government reports.

Monkeypox vaccine in the US: What public health experts know so far—and what they don't

Stacker compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the currently available monkeypox vaccine from governments, scientific sources, and health experts.   

Understanding Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC): What Every Woman Should Know

(BPT) - We often talk about breast cancer as if it is one disease. “Yeah, she had breast cancer,” or “she had a lump removed.” Even, “she has breast cancer. She’s …

Suffering from Constipation? It Could be IBS-C or CIC

(BPT) - While many adults experience constipation at various times in their lives and know how uncomfortable it can be, when those symptoms are severe and stick around for long periods of time, you …

How People Living with Classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Can Help Advance Research

(BPT) - Patient registries are a way for researchers to collect data outside of clinical trials to increase understanding of the natural history of a particular condition. The data are used to study …

Get the Facts: Things to Know About Prostate Cancer and a Treatment Option

(BPT) - This content is sponsored and provided by Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Inc.Did you know that men are less likely to go to the doctor than women? A study conducted by the U.S. Centers for …

Don’t let the end of 2022 sabotage your New Year's resolutions

(BPT) - Have you ever thought that, since you’re starting a healthy new lifestyle tomorrow, you may as well throw all your healthy goals out the window — just for today? If so, …

New year, best you: 4 practical tips for investing in your health in 2023

(BPT) - A new year means a fresh start and a new set of earnest attempts at self-improvement, especially when it comes to health and wellness. According to Statista, last year's top three U.S. New …

Handling Eating Challenges During the Holidays: 12 tips to help maintain eating disorder recovery

(Family Features) You may find it beneficial to create a holiday-specific relapse prevention plan. To help avoid relapse while navigating the holiday season, consider these tips.

Understanding GMOs

(Family Features) Consider this science-based information to help increase consumer understanding of GMOs, or genetically modified organisms.

7 Tips for Caring for a Loved One from Afar

(Family Features) Caring for a family member or loved one with a serious health condition can be a big undertaking. Even if you're not available to provide hands-on assistance on a consistent basis, there are ways to provide aid from a distance, such as these.

2 Steps to Save a Life: The importance of Hands-Only CPR

(Family Features) A hands-on emergency intervention like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. These two simple steps can help bystanders spring into action.

Support Brain Health: Simple ways to add to your wellness routine

(Family Features) When most people think of wellness, diet and exercise are the first things that come to mind. Brain health is another essential element of your overall wellness. Give your brain extra support with these tips.

States with the highest flu vaccination rates

Stacker examined the CDC's Influenza Seasons Vaccination Coverage Trend Report to determine the states with the highest rates of influenza vaccination.  

How human height has changed over time—and what might be behind it

Changes in average height in a population say a lot about how nongenetic factors can affect human development. GigaCalculator examined data from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration to see how average height has changed globally over time. 

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 …

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 …

'Civil War' Documentarian Opposes PW Digital Gateway Near Manassas Battlefield

Documentarian Ken Burns urges Prince William Supervisors to protect landscape around Manassas National Battlefield.