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5 Tips for Parents of BB Gun Owners

5 Tips for Parents of BB Gun Owners

Each Christmas, there are children around America who unwrap a new, non-powder gun. These guns include BB, pellet, and paintball. While many parents may believe such guns to be harmless, and even see them as a toy, statistics suggest otherwise. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 20,000 injuries result from these types of guns each year, with four percent of them requiring hospitalization.

“These guns are not toys at all, and they can certainly do damage both to people and to animals,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “In our line of work, we have seen it often – kids who shoot at animals just for fun, and leave them distressed and injured. These guns create problems that parents are not even usually aware of.”

Here are 5 tips for parents who may have a child with one of these non-powder guns, or who are considering getting one for them:

 

Construction Begins on New Continuing Care Neighborhood at Ashby Ponds

Construction Begins on New Continuing Care Neighborhood at Ashby Ponds

 

New neighborhood to feature assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation & nursing care services at retirement community


(Ashburn, Va.) – Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community, recently began construction on its continuing care neighborhood. 

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

 

Each New Year millions of people make resolutions in hopes for everything from losing weight to quitting smoking to learning how to control their anger. The problem is that many are not sure what things can truly help them have a great year, or what changes they need to make to help those resolutions become a reality. The good news is that there are some really small changes people can make that will help give them a great New Year.

“Most people sit down to make their resolutions and they simply want to lose weight or something like that,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation and leads the events. “Just making that a resolution doesn’t show you the path on how to achieve results, or happiness. When you are happier and more complete, you will find it much easier to achieve those goals.”

There are a variety of good things that people can focus on to help bring them a great 2013, including:

5 Reasons to Go Vegan

5 Reasons to Go Vegan

Bill Clinton did it. So did Ellen DeGeneres. In fact, millions of people around the nation have taken the pledge to go vegan. November is considered World Vegan Month, and it is a great time to take a look at what veganism is and why so many people are moving toward this lifestyle, which eschews using any animal products.

“Veganism is a diet based on living in peace and harmony with the natural world,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started and leads events through the Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation. “There are many great reasons for being vegan, and people around the country are beginning to take notice, helping to increase the number of those who are either vegan or moving toward a vegan lifestyle.”

PartnerMD Brings Concierge Medical Care to Lansdowne, Virginia

PartnerMD Brings Concierge Medical Care to Lansdowne, Virginia

Lansdowne, VA, November 12, 2012  -  Dr. James Ditaranto, former Medical Director of Ashburn Medical Center, joined PartnerMD on November 1, 2012. Dr. Ditaranto, an osteopathic physician who is board certified in family medicine, has practiced in Northern Virginia for 17 years.

The PartnerMD office in Lansdowne opened on November 1, 2012, with temporary quarters at 19450 Deerfield Avenue, Suite 280, Leesburg, Virginia 20176.

HealthWorks Opens in Leesburg ::: Care Regardless of Age, Insurance, or Ability to Pay

HealthWorks Opens in Leesburg ::: Care Regardless of Age, Insurance, or Ability to Pay

 

The Loudoun Community Health Center opened the doors of its new Leesburg building and began providing expanded health care services on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. In addition, the health center began doing business under a new name – HealthWorks for Northern Virginia.

The new building, located at 163 Fort Evans Road NE in Leesburg, was completed using an $8.7 million federal grant awarded in 2010. The funding enabled the health center to expand not only space but also the services it provides.  The new 27,000-sq-ft building houses a seven-chair dental suite, a pharmacy, mental health counseling rooms, 18 exam rooms, community meeting rooms and more. 

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Advises Residents of Busy Weekend Ahead

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Advises Residents of Busy Weekend Ahead

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents of several special events over the weekend that could affect traffic. Please be patient, drive safely and follow all law-enforcement direction. 

October 19th- Homecoming parade for Stone Bridge High School.