Local Health News
Cub Scout Service Project Makes an Impact for Pediatric Patients
Cub Scout Pack 1166 Wolf Den gives back to local pediatric patients with the Jared Box Project, a national service project aimed at improving children’s experiences at the hospital.
Local Woman Saves Haymarket Man Hit by Lightning on I-66
When Erica Sutherland witnessed a young man flung across I-66 during a lightning storm, she immediately sprung into action.
Prince William Parks & Rec. Celebrates Opening of Rollins Ford Park with Ribbon Cutting
Thirteen years in the making, the distinct destination park provides opportunities for active and passive leisure activities.

Silver Eagle Stable Announces 4th Annual Show Series

Riders demonstrate their posture while riding in the Silver Eagle Show Series.

Silver Eagle Stable Annual Show Series will return this April with shows running one Saturday a month through November.

Don’t Let Diabetes Shortchange Your Golden Years
(NewsUSA) - Dianne Mattiace shows that managing diabetes shouldn’t get in the way of enjoying your retirement, thanks in part to a game changing new technologyAfter a busy career in healthcare, …
Harnessing the brain’s immune cells to stave off Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
Many neurodegenerative diseases, or conditions that result from the loss of function or death of brain cells, remain largely untreatable. Most available treatments target just one of the multiple processes that can lead to neurodegeneration, which may not be effective in completely addressing disease symptoms or progress, if at all. …
New Clinical Trial Opening for People with Rare Ovarian Cancer
(BPT) - Connie Bell’s journey with low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC) began unexpectedly in her 30s. Residing in Madison, Wisconsin, Connie was 36 when she first noticed her unusual …
Managing Asthma Triggers
(Family Features) The places where you live, learn, work and play can expose you to common asthma triggers like pet dander, dust mites, pests like rodents and cockroaches, mold, cigarette smoke, pollen, air pollution and more.
Breathe Better with Asthma, Wherever You Are
(Family Features) If you have asthma, you know that symptoms can come on quickly, then worsen. An important part of managing asthma is knowing your triggers at home, work, school or while you're outdoors.
Health news for your family
An All-Star Strategy: How A-Rod Keeps His Gum Disease in Check
(BPT) - World Series Champion and 3-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez (aka A-Rod) knows how important it is to prioritize your oral health. That’s why, upon receiving a gum disease …
Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …
A Genetic Connection to Kidney Disease
(Family Features) A genetic condition that can cause kidney failure, APOL1-mediated kidney disease (AMKD) represents a group of kidney diseases associated with mutations in the apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) genes. In honor of National AMKD Awareness Day, consider this information to better understand the disease and become APOL1 aware.
8 emerging uses for medical cannabis
Stacker identified eight medical conditions where cannabis may be beneficial, either by lessening symptoms or treating the underlying medical problem. 
'It Takes 2' to Detect Kidney Disease – One Woman's Advice for Those with Type 2 Diabetes or High Blood Pressure
(BPT) - For Bronx native and current Indian Land, SC, resident Thelma, it took years to discover she had kidney disease, despite experiencing symptoms like fatigue and swelling, as the underlying …
Dr. Harnden prepares the patient in the endoscopy suite at Fauquier Health.

Fauquier Health Gastroenterology Welcomes Direct Patient Access Program

Direct Access Program alleviates the need for patients to schedule an in-office visit prior to receiving the colonoscopy procedure.

Fauquier Health Welcomes New Robotically Trained OB/GYN Provider

Fauquier Health announces the welcoming of a new OB/GYN provider, Victoria McDonald, MD.

Fauquier Health announced today that Victoria McDonald, MD, has joined its staff and will be offering obstetrics and gynecologic services to the residents of Fauquier and Prince William counties.

UVA Health Awards Grants to Local Non-Profit Organizations

UVA Health Northern Virginia

Manassas, Va., September 20, 2023  – UVA Health announced the allocation of nearly $200,000 in grant funding to support 26 local non-profit organizations in the …

More women than ever are being diagnosed and treated for ADHD, which has long been considered a predominately male condition

Charlie Health examines the gender-based disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. 

The Gap in Gum Care: Why Caring For Your Teeth’s Foundation Matters

For good health and strong teeth, treat your gums well.
(NAPSI)—Building a great smile starts with a strong foundation. While gums are often overlooked unless they are bleeding or causing mouth pain, they are the key to good oral health, overall …
Navy Veteran and Parkinson’s patient credits Medtronic DBS therapy for restoring independence
(BPT) - Andrew “Andy” Horn has always had an independent spirit.“I knew I was going to see the world.”The oldest of six kids, growing up in Chicago, his desire to travel was …
Addressing Sarcopenia with a Healthy Diet
(NewsUSA) - Age-related loss of muscle mass and strength can significantly impact the quality of life for older adults. However, recent research underscores the role of proper nutrition in …
What is metabolism? A biochemist explains how different people convert energy differently − and why that matters for your health
If you’ve spent any time scrolling through the health and wellness corners of social media, you’ve likely come across many products claiming to improve your metabolism. But what exactly is your metabolism? …
Stroke & Dementia in Black Men: Tips for Staying Healthy During National Minority Health Month and Beyond
from the National Institute   of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NAPSI)—With nearly 800,000 Americans having a stroke each year, it remains a leading cause of death and long-term …
Parents, What’s Your Food Allergy Game Plan?
(BPT) - Brittany Mahomes, co-owner of the Kansas City Current soccer team and mom of two young children with food allergies, knows all too well how frightening a severe allergic reaction to food can …

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

Motorized scooters are allowed in bicycle lanes.

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.

Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Miguel Pelton orthopaedic surgeon

Dr. Miguel Pelton is a new orthopedic surgeon here at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center. He is a sports medicine doctor and will begin seeing patients on Aug. 1, 2022.

Local Health News
UVA Health Community Medical Centers Unveil Rebranded Signs, Celebrate Transition to UVA Health
UVA Health today hosted three events across the Culpeper, Haymarket and Manassas communities to celebrate the unveiling of new UVA Health signs on medical center facades.
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. 
National Heart Month: Building Healthy Habits for a Healthy Heart
The heart is an amazing muscle. Each day, your heart pumps over 2,000 gallons of blood, circulating oxygen through the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body. With so much riding on the muscle, …
Registration for Girls on the Run is Open Until Feb. 27
The Power Of Girls on the Run: Providing a Safe Space For Kids to Learn and Practice Key Life Skills
New state-of-the-art Prince William County Animal Service Center

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.
Data centers are planned for much of the green space seen in the aerial view picture of Western Prince William County.

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.

Virginians Cite Community Violence as Their Top Public Health Concern

Community violence and crime is the public health issue that most concerns a majority of Virginians when it comes to personal safety and well-being.
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Curbing Colorectal Cancer in Minority Populations
(NewsUSA) - April is National Minority Health Month, and Black Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), and underserved Americans, are among those disproportionately affected by …
Hispanics and African Americans at Higher Risk for Eye Disease
(NAPSI)—If you think you’d know if you were losing vision to an eye disease, you might want to think again. The symptoms of glaucoma can start so slowly that you may not notice them. That’s why …
Cancer often requires more than one treatment − an oncologist explains why some patients like Kate Middleton receive both chemotherapy and surgery
Some cancer patients receive additional treatment after surgery with the goal of eliminating any remaining tumor cells. BSIP/Collection Mix: Subjects via Getty Images When Kate Middleton, the …
Not having job flexibility or security can leave workers feeling depressed, anxious and hopeless
When employees don’t have control over their work schedules, it’s not just morale that suffers – mental health takes a hit too. That’s what my colleagues and I discovered in a study recently published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open. …
Walk Your Way to Better Health
(Family Features) A walk is not just good for your body, it's also good for your soul. Physical activity, like walking, is one of the best ways to reduce stress and boost your mood. Consider these ways movement can benefit your body and mind.
News for a healthful life

Important facts about lupus: 4 ways to protect your kidney health

(BPT) - Living with lupus for over 15 years has meant dealing with some very uncomfortable moments for Grammy award-winning singer Toni Braxton. But according to Toni, the discomfort is worth it to …

Finding her Beat: Claire’s Journey Living with AFib

(BPT) - This content is sponsored by Sanofi U.S. I’m Claire and I’m a retiree living near Orlando, Florida with my husband. Now that I’m retired, I get to spend my time doing the …

One Patient’s Story Navigating Alzheimer’s Disease from Diagnosis to Treatment

(BPT) - For patients like Jerome, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be a devastating and life-changing experience.Jerome, who lives in Florida with his wife of 27 years, Joanne, was …

4 helpful resources created for people living with epilepsy

(BPT) - For anyone living with epilepsy, the daily challenges can be immense. Seizures can occur at any time, putting people living with epilepsy at risk for accidents and other health complications, …

5 health benefits of taking GLP-1 medication

(BPT) - GLP-1 medications like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro are getting major press for their ability to help people slim down. But that’s just the half of it. These groundbreaking drugs, …

Mental Health and the ALS Community

(BPT) - Sponsored by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA)Each year, an estimated 5,000-6,000 Americans are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou …

Education: The Key to Unlocking a Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Diagnosis

(BPT) - Kimberly, a dedicated teacher, avid skier, poet, and mother of two, had been struggling with thyroid issues for more than 30 years. Little did she know that her passion for teaching would …

How One Woman Took Action After a Devastating Cancer Diagnosis

(BPT) - Marsha Semon was only 41 when her world turned upside down. She was a busy mom of two young children, working full time, when she began experiencing severe stomach pains.“It got to the …

Don't let acne get you down! See a dermatology professional

(BPT) - Acne, one of the most common skin conditions, is often uncomfortable and can negatively impact a person’s self-esteem. As with any chronic medical condition, it's a good idea to see a …