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Category: Fitness
Summertime i here! You’ve worked hard to how off tho e toned arm , ripped ab and hot new wim uit and now i your time to hine. However, ju t becau e ummer i here doe n’t mean the work top , right? Mo t of u are preoccupied with how we look throughout the ummer month , but unfortunately not enough of u worry about how we feel. Heat-related illne e uch a heat exhau tion and heat troke are eriou and can be life threatening.  Before you hit the track or the field, think about the e imple tip to keep you performing your be t all ummer long: 1)  Drink lot of fluid : You can’t go wrong with drinking plenty of water before, during and after you workout, but if you are engaging in a very inten e or prolonged workout al o bring along a ...
 
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Category: Academic
The Bowie High School Robotic team i eeking donation for their after- chool program that encourage tudent to u e mechanical, oftware and electronic kill to build robot to compete with other tudent from acro the country. Each year 30+ bright and dedicated tudent join together to put their imagination to work and build their dream .  They pend countle hour working tirele ly creating amazing object that omehow come to life.  Thi program i everely under funded and it take a ignificant amount of re ource for the program to function properly. Your donation to thi program will go toward: Material...
 
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Category: Athletic
  Earning a four-year Letterman award is a special honor that most athletes never have the privilege to enjoy like Jamel Lewis of Bowie High School.  Jamel is an honor student, a captain of the football team and most recently, a recipient of a football scholarship to attend Virginia Union University CIAA in the fall. 
 
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Category: Athletic
Alex Robinson, a 6’4”, 225 lb senior at Bowie High School has just signed his letter-of-intent to play NCAA Division I football at Norfolk State University.  This bittersweet moment brings to a close the first chapter of Alex’s football career.
 
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Category: local Business
Beltway Driving Academy is the premier instructor lead driving school in Bowie and Crofton Maryland.  Our Team of MVA certified instructors will work to make your driving school experience the best it can be.  Our students learn from professional instructors who are dedicated to patiently and thoughtfully coaching new drivers through the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration driver skills test.  Our facilities are state of the art and our students train for the driving lessons in late-model specially equipped vehicles that are easily maneuvered in traffic and parking lots.  Beltway Driving Academy in best in class and best in service when it comes to driving schools.
 
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Category: local Business
Cro ’n the Main i a Chri tian ba e local bu ine pecializing in providing quality tenni upplie and ervice .  They are conveniently located in Fore tville Maryland.  Owner Alvin Tobe i a PTR certified profe ional and member of the United State Racquet Stringer A ociation (USRSA).   Alvin worked at the Van Der Meer Tenni Center in Hilton Head I land, SC from 2004-2010. He acted a the junior munchkin tenni program director and head tringer from 2004-2009. He ha trung racquet for high-level junior at the World Cla Academy, local and vi iting tenni player .Tournament include: USTA Mid-Atlantic Di trict Champion...
 
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Category: Fitness
First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to Alice Deal Middle School to promote physical fitness and staying fit amongst our young people.Her message is simple exercise, eat healthy, and stay in shape.During this visit First Lady Obama is joined by over 600 student in a let’s Move! Flash Workout.The workout song was created by Beyoncé in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF).
 
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The 2012 United Way Campaign served up a little healthy basketball competition between the Prince Georges County Department of Public Works “Ballaz” and the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections “Renegades”. For the Campaign, both agencies teamed up to hold a charity basketball fundraiser at Cedar Heights Recreational Center.  A greater than expected crowd of fellow employees, family members and agency leadership were on hand from both agencies to support their employees including DPW&T's own Gwen Clerkley, Associate Director of Highway Maintenance and Andre Issayan, Deputy  Director of DPW&T  just to name a few. 
 
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Category: Business
The mi ion for OK2XCEL Academic & Athletic , Inc. i to upport, enhance and continue to develop, encourage, teach, enhance knowledge, encourage confidence and provide a i tance to our youth via academic and athletic .  We want our ervice to reach the tudent in the Wa hington Metropolitan area (and uburb ) with a concentration on the youth in the middle-cla .  It i our experience that the middle cla “pay” to upport and a i t other BUT the middle-cla eldom qualifie for financial a i tance or obtain financial-friendly upplemental educational re ource for their children. We provide tutoring for: academic enrichment, academic deficiency, SAT prep, GED prep, math ...
 
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Category: Fitness
You’re exhausted, but determined. Until you realize that nothing short of a miracle is going to get you through the work day, afternoon class or hour long workout.  AHA! Suddenly a bright idea…reach for the nearest appropriately named drink. Certainly, you would feel much better if you were charged like a bull, amped up or transformed into a weight lifting monster. Or would you?
 
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Beyond Pink--Facts About Breast Cancer Amina L. Gilyard Featured Hot

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Written by Amina L. Gilyard     October 30, 2012    
 
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It is hard to miss that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! But, now that the month is coming to a close and we have worn every pink item in our closets, donated money and walked to our hearts content …do you really know what you NEED to know about this disease?

Beyond all of the pink frilly knee socks and Save Our Boobies stickers, there is still a great need for education so that we can prevent falling victim to breast cancer. This is underscored by the statistic that 1 in 8 women with be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This is by no means a rare disease, yet we still have women dying every day because they were diagnosed too late or did not receive timely treatment. It is important that we take an active role in our health, which includes learning the risk factors and symptoms of breast cancer.

{xtypo_warning} Factors:
Common risk factors for breast cancer include:
• Age and gender -- Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older. Most advanced breast cancer cases are found in women over age 50. Women are 100 times more likely to get breast cancer than men.
• Family history of breast cancer -- You may also have a higher risk for breast cancer if you have a close relative who has had breast, uterine, ovarian, or colon cancer
• Genes -- Some people have genes that make them more likely to develop breast cancer. The most common gene defects are found in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
For a full list of possible risk factors for breast cancer, visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
Symptoms:
• Breast lump or lump in the armpit that is hard, has uneven edges, and usually does not hurt
• Change in the size, shape, or feel of the breast or nipple
• Fluid coming from the nipple
Symptoms of advanced breast cancer may include:
• Bone pain
• Breast pain or discomfort
• Skin ulcers
• Swelling of one arm (next to the breast with cancer)
• Weight loss
Early Detection {/xtypo_warning}
During the early stages of breast cancer some individuals do not experience any symptoms, which is why staying up to date with mammograms is crucial. A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breasts used to find tumors. According to current guidelines set by the National Cancer Institute, women 40 years and older should get a mammogram every 1 to 2 years. If you have had breast cancer or have a family history of breast cancer, consult your physician regarding the appropriate frequency of the test. Self breast exams (SBE) can also be helpful to early detection of abnormalities. No one knows your body better than you do, so use that knowledge to protect yourself! For instructions on how to perform a self breast exam, visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam.

Sources:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001911/
http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/mammograms.cfm

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