Embrace Your Inner Goddess: How Moms Can Stay Centered, Healthy and Stress-free Through the Holiday Season with Kundalini Yoga

(BPT) - Preparing for the holidays is a breeze. Especially if you have kids. There’s nothing more relaxing than managing menus, cleaning up after guests, decorating the house, buying gifts, …

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.

How to enjoy the holidays without overloading your New Year’s resolutions
(BPT) - Face it, everyone’s done it — abandoned wellness goals over the holidays, hoping to make up for it with New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent study, half of …
These healthy food swaps are astonishingly delicious
(BPT) - Many people associate healthy eating with bland, flavorless, unexciting foods. This mindset limits exploring new dishes and desserts that offer ample taste as well as nutrition. Even classic …
PWHD 'What You Should Know: Preparing Children and Teens for Vaccination'
Prince William Health Clinic will be holding mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week. Some will be for those 5-11 years only, while other will serve people 5-adult. (Read article for details)
5 Ways to Stay Balanced During the Busy Holiday Season
(Family Features) Remembering to slow down and find ways to maintain self-care between festivities can make the holidays more enjoyable.
'Tis the Season: Top Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday
(BPT) - The holiday season is quickly approaching and many people are making their lists and checking them twice as they plan for holiday shopping, family celebrations and travel. Last year, we …
Baby Safety Tips for Visiting Family this Holiday Season
(NewsUSA) - With winter holidays approaching, families are planning long-delayed visits. Adding to the excitement, many grandparents and relatives may be welcoming babies and toddlers into their …
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.
Want More Happiness? Do the Work.
Are you ready to think some more about happiness? In the first installment of the “Get Happier, Dammit” series, we looked at the definition of happiness – what it could be, what it might look like. We talked a little about the book that launched this column and how to move on from there.
COLUMN: Crafty Coaching with Ed Johnson
Crafted Coach Ed Johnson is a leadership coach who inspires confidence and self-awareness in individuals so they can begin to operate as their best selves. The result is more successful interactions and honed skills in interpersonal relationships and inner growth.
Enjoy baking better-for-you treats this holiday season
(BPT) - Outdoor temps are cooling down, leaves are falling and the holiday season is fast approaching — inspiring baking with festive, craveable flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and …
Q&A with Farthest Corners' Austin House on Situation in Burma...
Friends of Farthest Corners will hold a benefit concert and picnic dinner at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville, Saturday evening, to support the Farthest Corners' effort to bring oxygen tanks to a small village in northern Burma/Myanmar.
Managing Cold and Flu Season
(Family Features) As temperatures drop, the risk of illness - including cold and flu - rises. While there's no way to ensure you and your family members won't get sick, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances.

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 …
VDH Announcement

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.
Message from Virginians healthcare workers about the seriousness of the Delta variant

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 press release

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.

Virginia Depart. of Health Pleased CDC Has Approved Pfizer Vaccine for Nonemergency Use

Statement from Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula On Food and Drug Administration Granting Full Licensure
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.

Thought for Food:
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 …

BAM! Pumpkin Spice everywhere!

 It is the first week of September and BAM! Pumpkin Spice everywhere! That includes the kitchen. We are excited about all of the fall flavors...

Health videos

How to winter-proof your shower routine

(BPT) - The cold weather can really do a number on your skin. To help combat winter dryness, Olay Body joined forces with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Farhang who offers tips for winter-proofing your shower routine.

What Would You Do If Your Child Had a 1 in a Million Rare Disease?

(BPT) - Imagine learning immediately after the birth of your child that they have an extremely rare condition for which your local hospital is completely ill equipped to handle (through no fault of their own). That’s exactly what happened to Clara and her mom and dad.

The Tipping Point: A Journey With a Rare Disease

(BPT) - Rick, a beloved grandfather, was enjoying retirement following a 40-year career as a respected high school teacher, coach and mentor. When he started noticing changes in his body – a painful and persistent numbness in his hands and feet, and some digestive symptoms . . .

Free inTransition program reduces barriers to psychological care for service members and veterans

(BPT) - Service members and veterans run the risk of disengaging from psychological health care during times of transition. The inTransition program, through the Defense Health Agency, provides a path to mental health care for service members and veterans going through a ‘transition’ in their lives. Whether returning from deployment, changing duty stations, or even starting care for the first time, inTransition is available to anyone who has ever served regardless of category of discharge or length of service. For more information, visit.

5 simple tips to keep heartburn at bay

(BPT) - Heartburn can come on unexpectedly. That uncomfortable burning sensation in the center of your chest can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.Fortunately, there are a few easy …
Featured stories

Prostate Cancer Screenings on the Decline with Concerns Surrounding COVID-19: What Men Should Know

(BPT) - In the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, many areas of the country banned nonessential medical procedures in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. As a result, many physicians saw …

Are you familiar with some of the symptoms of AFib, a condition that increases risk of stroke by ~5x?

(BPT) - Did you know that symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or light headedness could be indicators of a potentially serious condition?1 Although these symptoms could be perceived as …

Support For People With Disabilities On The Journey To Work

(NAPSI)—About 40.7 million Americans have some kind of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you or someone you care about has a disability, you may wonder what it means for …

Tiny Teeth Are A BIG Deal

(NAPSI)—With more than half of the state’s third graders having experienced tooth decay, the Tooth Fairy is canvassing the state—virtually—to help improve the dental health habits of her …

Are you familiar with some of the symptoms of AFib, a condition that increases risk of stroke by ~5x?

(BPT) - Did you know that symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or light headedness could be indicators of a potentially serious condition?1 Although these symptoms could be perceived as …

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 …

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 …

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 -- …

How to choose the best face mask

(BPT) - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have probably wondered what kind of face mask provides the most effective protection but is also easy and comfortable. You have probably also …

Support Immune Systems with Hearty, Wholesome Dishes

If feeding your family wholesome meals is a daily goal, keep in mind you can serve up tasty foods that also feed your immune system by including ingredients like mushrooms.

How One Woman Turned Type 2 Diabetes Into a Wake-up Call

(BPT) - Sponsored by Novo Nordisk. Meet Nikki M., registered nurse, mom, military wife, and avid tennis player. She is also one of about 32 million people in the United States living with type 2 …

3 simple, dermatologist-approved steps for treating acne

(BPT) - New research shows that adults with acne report feelings of acne-related depression, social isolation and anxiety that span both their personal and professional lives. The study, published in …

How to Smooth 'Crepey' Skin on Arms and Legs

(NewsUSA) - Managing the effects of skin aging includes tackling the common complaint of skin crepiness. Crepiness refers to a sagging appearance caused in part by lack of moisture in the skin; women …

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 …

6 Myths About Pet Allergies

(NewsUSA) - By gaining a better understanding of the allergies caused by pets, you may be able to find a healthier coexistence with your furry friend. According to The Humane Society, 62 percent of …

(NAPSI)—Millions of older adults are making important decisions about their health insurance coverage—including fitness and wellness benefits—during Medicare Open Enrollment. Seniors and other …
(NAPSI)—During this season of family, friends and food—lots of food—now can be a great time to consider changing up your home fitness regimen and workout plans. One consideration is to …
(NAPSI)—Prediabetes is a serious medical condition that, if untreated, can put you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. But the good news is that by making …
(NAPSI)—A lifeline.  That’s how Lydia Langford views the monthly blood transfusions she gets. “If I don’t get that blood, then I’m going to die,” Langford said. “And it …
(NAPSI)—Being a hero and helping repair the world may be easier than many people realize. How? Become a blood stem cell or marrow donor, volunteer or a supporter. The Problem Every three …
(NewsUSA) In his philosophical treatise, "The Human Condition," author Bob Yari offers a pathway to fulfillment and happiness based on a balanced lifestyle, a positive attitude, and …
(NewsUSA) - People suffer from oral pain for a variety of reasons -- a cavity that needs to be filled, sensitive gums, canker sores, dry socket or, most commonly, a nagging toothache. Oral pain …
(NewsUSA) "Good Grief -- A Journey from Loss to Love" by Valerie D. Swinton and Fred J. Kirby Jr.  If you lost a loved one to death and wonder how, when, or even if you should …
(NewsUSA) - For busy parents, keeping a baby or toddler away from problem areas in the home can be an ongoing challenge. September is Baby Safety Month, and an important reminder for parents to look for potentially unsafe areas in the home
(NewsUSA) "What's Not True" by Valerie Taylor  With the court date set for her divorce and the future she'd planned with a younger man presumably kaput, Kassie O'Callaghan …
(Family Features) More than 30 million Americans live with the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), a common lower urinary tract or bladder health problem that can cause incontinence, which is the leaking of urine that can't be controlled. This holiday season, you can step up and take charge of your symptoms with these tips.
(Family Features) El colesterol alto es uno de los principales factores de riesgo controlables de enfermedades cardíacas y accidentes cerebrovasculares.
(Family Features) As temperatures drop, the risk of illness - including cold and flu - rises. While there's no way to ensure you and your family members won't get sick, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances.
(Family Features) Common signs and symptoms of RCC can include blood in urine, lower back pain on one side, a mass on the side or lower back, loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss.
(Family Features) Men with urinary symptoms common with an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, may anticipate and plan for urgent and frequent bathroom needs.