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Prince William County Officials and local Girl Scouts cut ribbon to celebrate the opening of Rollins Ford Regional Park.

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.

Local Students Walk & Roll on Walk to School Day

While many students bike to school daily, on Oct. 4, bus and car riders, who lived in the neighborhood, also rode their bikes to school.

  Firefighters of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System will join students, from selective schools around the county, to celebrate International Walk to School Day.

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 …

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 Gastroenterologist Dr. Ivan Harnden

Warrenton, VA – May 3, 2023) – Fauquier Health is excited to welcome Gastroenterologist, Ivan Harnden, MD, MBA. Dr. Harnden has joined the Fauquier Health Multispecialty Clinic located at …

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Names New President

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center names new president
Stohlman Subaru team drops off care kits for UVA Health Prince William Medical Center.

Stohlman Subaru of Sterling, Luekemia & Lymphoma Society Surprise UVA Health Prince William with Donation

STERLING, VA – Stohlman Subaru of Sterling partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) to surprise UVA Health Prince William Medical Center with a donation of 80 blankets, …
3 Important Things to Think About During Open Enrollment Season — and Beyond
(BPT) - It's that time of year again — time to assess some important life maintenance duties to prepare for the year ahead, starting with your annual health care benefits review for both you …
Searching for Answers: One Woman’s Bladder Cancer Treatment Journey
(BPT) - In August 2017, Sarah and her family had plans to join relatives in Arizona for a fun-filled few days of off-roading and watching the solar eclipse. The Monday before she left, Sarah woke up …
What does weight-inclusive health care mean? A dietitian explains what some providers are doing to end weight stigma
People living in larger bodies face constant discrimination and negative messages about their body weight. smartboy10/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images Weight-inclusive health care means a focus …
Living with migraine: One woman’s journey to create space for a powerful mind/body connection
(BPT) - Stephanie, 38, was on the phone with her grandmother as she sat in traffic making her way from her day job as an administrative assistant to her evening waitressing shift. Suddenly, she felt …
Controlling your journey with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) while overcoming inequity in IBD health care
(BPT) - For those living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—like Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC)—every day can feel like a struggle. From a wide variety of …
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What You Need to Know About Cataracts
(NAPSI)—By age 80, most people either have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. That’s because most cataracts are the result of natural aging. You may not notice that you have a cataract at …
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is showing up in pregnant women living near farm fields – that raises health concerns
As suburbs encroach on farmland, residents' risk of exposure to farm chemicals rises. Carly Hyland Living near farmland can significantly increase people’s exposure to glyphosate, the active …
You Can Work from Home, You Can See a Doctor from Home…and Now You Can Participate in a Clinical Trial from Home
(BPT) - Former U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper’s son, Livingston, has Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), a rare neurological disease often misdiagnosed as autism or attention deficit/hyperactivity …
5 most frequent complaints about medical billing errors
Soundry Health analyzed data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to look at various complaints from Americans regarding their medical bills.
Supportive Care is Important in Managing Side-Effects of Cancer Treatment
(BPT) - An estimated 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and many patients who undergo chemotherapy suffer from severe GI issues such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It is …

7 Reasons to Get Started with Your Fitness Program

It’s not a stretch of the imagination: Regular exercise can help your mental as well as your physical health.
(NAPSI)—Because physical activity and healthy aging go hand in hand, getting started with a fitness program included in your health plan can do more than help you maintain your health as you age. …

How your address could determine your heart health

Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to examine data from numerous studies to see how where people live can impact their heart health.   

These are the people most likely to be burdened by medical debt in the US

Care Better analyzed data from the Kaiser Family Foundation to visualize which groups of Americans are most likely to hold medical debt.

Here's what happened when I taught a fly-fishing course in the waterways of New Orleans

Mae Bennett, a student in the author's class, practices fly-casting on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. Kyle Encar/Loyola University New Orleans Uncommon Courses …

A Lot of Compassion, A Bit of Realism: Living With an Adult Son Who Has Schizophrenia

(BPT) - Sponsored by Alkermes, Inc.By Pam, mother of a 31-year-old son living with schizophreniaThis sponsored story you are about to read may not be representative of all people living with …

Alcohol-induced liver injuries spiked during COVID-19
Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to examine data from The American Journal of the Medical Sciences to see why alcohol-related hepatitis hospitalizations rose in 2020.
Diveheart Plans to Build World’s Deepest Therapy Pool
(NewsUSA) - Imagine escaping your wheelchair and standing upright. Diveheart, a non-profit organization based in Downer’s Grove, Ill., has been helping individuals with disabilities do exactly …
Finding high-quality surgical care in your community
(BPT) - By Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, Executive Director & CEO, The American College of SurgeonsNavigating healthcare is a complex endeavor and knowing where to find high-quality surgical …
Strange feelings in your legs and feet? You probably want to ask your doctor about it
(NewsUSA) - For older Americans who smoke or have diabetes or high blood pressure, leg pain could signal a problem with blood flow and needs to be checked by a doctor.Peripheral artery disease, or …
Shattering Stereotypes: The Top 7 Myths About Black Fertility Uncovered
(BPT) - Alexandra, a resilient single woman of color, defied societal norms and faced family stigma when she decided to seek fertility assistance through CCRM Fertility to have her first child. …

‘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.

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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. 
Affordable Cleaning Service Expands to New Headquarters
Affordable Cleaning Services is an independently-owned local business that combines professionalism, responsiveness, and thorough cleaning!
Poll: Which Local NonProfit Should We Support with a Free Banner Ad
Bristow Beat would like to sponsor free advertising and exposure for a local or regional charity/non-profit that supports local families and children. Help us decide to choose with nonprofit to highlight this MAY by voting within the survey.
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.