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  • The Impact of Alcohol on Your Marriage
    The Impact of Alcohol on Your Marriage

    The Latin proverb and quote, “In vino veritas” (i.e. ‘in wine, truth’) originated a long, long time ago in ancient Greece, and Gaius Plinius Secundus, a.k.a. “Pliny the Elder,” is credited with moving the idea forward to 1st century Rome AD.  Pliny the Elder also had a few other great quotes that have withstood the

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  • Relationship Guide: Step 2 – Create A New Value System
    Relationship Guide: Step 2 – Create A New Value System

    Through your family of origin, you are born into the world of experience. Your experiences with your family and with society form your internalized family value system. This system becomes the foundation from which you create. Each experience in your life is judged good or bad against this framework. Here is a hypothetical example of

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  • DYSLEXIA: THE FIGHT WITH LCPS
    DYSLEXIA: THE FIGHT WITH LCPS

    Years Of Pain, New Legislation, LCPS Finally Acting For years, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has provided reading specialists for students in need. Yet when it comes to students with certain learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, general reading programs are not effective. Starting this school year, in a move that many parents feel

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  • Youth Mental Health Awareness September 5th
    Youth Mental Health Awareness September 5th

    The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services and the Loudoun Community Services Board are teaming up to host a Youth Mental Health Community Event. The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Dulles Conference Room of the Loudoun County Government Center at 1 Harrison St. SW in

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  • Northern Virginia Family Services Offers Resilience Workshops
    Northern Virginia Family Services Offers Resilience Workshops

    Thanks to a grant from 100WomenStrong, the Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) has created a program to help instill resilience in area children. NVFS’ “Here, Now and Down the Road: Growing Resilience” parenting class is designed to foster resilience in children, and enhance their ability to overcome adversity and lead healthy, socially competent, successful lives.

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  • Inova Loudoun Mobile Health: September Screening Schedule
    Inova Loudoun Mobile Health: September Screening Schedule

    Loudoun residents can get quick health screenings and other preventive and wellness help via Inova Loudoun’s new, fully equipped travelling bus. The bus has Inova registered nurses on hand for all screenings.  Mobile Health Services offers: Blood pressure checks Blood sugar screening Cholesterol screening Body mass index screening Bone density screening Hearing and vision screening

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  • Inova Loudoun Hospital: First in DC area to use facility dog
    Inova Loudoun Hospital: First in DC area to use facility dog

    Inova Loudoun Hospital announced it is expanding the hospital’s Child Life Team with a facility dog named Jeremiah. Jeremiah, a two-year golden retriever, will work primarily alongside the child life specialists in the pediatric ER and pediatric inpatient unit visiting the hospital’s youngest patients. “We are always looking for additional ways to improve our patients’

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  • 9 Tips to Liking Your Spouse Again
    9 Tips to Liking Your Spouse Again

    Do you find yourself in a marriage where you love your spouse, but privately and deep down inside, you don’t necessarily like him or her very much anymore? If you answered “yes” know that you are not alone.  According to a study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, just

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