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The Southern Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association held its One day 2012 tournaments for the Potomac and Chesapeake Leagues in Bowie this past weekend.  The well attended tournament featured teams from all over the State of Maryland; featuring ages from 5-6 year olds to 15.
 
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Category: Fitness
Feeling luggi h? Achy? Grumpy? You may want to call your doctor or you may ju t want to watch what you eat. It i no ecret that overly proce ed, ugary, alty “junk” food can put on the pound , hike up our blood pre ure and tra h our chole terol…but how el e are the e food affecting u ? Common “junk” food don’t normally have all the nutrient our body need to function properly. So if the majority of your diet i “junk” food, you will almo t certainly experience many phy ical and mental health effect . Fear not, help i here! If you are ready and eriou about changing your diet then there are plenty of ta ty food that are al o great for you. Incorporating healthy nack uch a a fre h fruit alad, cup of yogurt, low fat microwave popcorn or almond into your diet will ...
 
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Susan G. Komen has just one mission — to save lives. And because Washington, D.C. has a higher breast cancer death rate than the national average, we know it needs even more support.  Join us for the 2015 Walk for the Cure. Location: Washington DC     Date: Saturday May 09, 2015       Register now: Race Contact Information Email: info@globalraceforthecure.org
 
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Category: Fitness
School, heavy work schedules and the long hectic days that consume us all! Around this time of year things tend to get a little hairy and sooner than later you may be longing for a sandy beach or at least a stay-cation. The key to avoiding a burnout is to stay physically AND mentally healthy. Don’t let returning to the “norm” after months of summer fun destroy your mood.
 
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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: College Basketball
March Madness! Those words call out to every college basketball fan across the nation. If your one of them the next few weeks signifies great basketball, spring break and the unofficial month long holiday during the NCAA tournament.  The only other holiday that compares to March Madness is the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl.  For college basketball teams; entering the tournament is a rite of passage for 64 teams to earn the opportunity to advance to the sweet 16, elite 8 and the final four.  After three weeks of intense play, the two surviving teams play for the grand prize "The NCAA National Championship”  
 
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Meet the “Ball Thugs” a local flag football team from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area participating in the Mid East Sports 2012 Spring Flag Football league.  The Ball Thugs are probably one of the most organized and well talented team you will see in flag football competition in the metro area.  A diverse and skilled team; they exemplified the spirit of “National Athletics”; good sportsmanship in healthy competition.  Their outstanding performance in the championship series was worth mentioning and National Athletics looks forward to following this team during the summer league.  Well done "Ball Thugs"
 
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Category: Pro Football
Finally, the much awaited 2012 NFL Draft is here.  This year’s draft is full of talent and solid picks.  The top draft pick in this year’s draft are Andrew Luck (quarterback) from Standford and Robert Griffin III (RG3) (quarterback) from Baylor.
 
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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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The Charles Flowers Jaguars moved pass the Bladensburg Mustangs in an impressive 27-6 win at Jaguar Stadium in Springdale on Saturday.  Flowers exploded in the first quarter when Running Backs Daquan Davis #28 and Carl Turner #6 combined for a pair of touchdowns to put the Jaguars ahead 13-0. The Jaguar defense held Bladensburg to less than 50 yards of total offense in the first quarter.  The Jaguars’ third touchdown at the top of the second quarter came when Jaguar Quarterback Roman Williams threw an 11 yard touchdown pass to Bentley Ukonu giving Flowers a 21 point lead.  With just 8 minutes left in the second quarter, a Flowers’ muffled punt is recovered by the Mustangs on the Jaguars 20 yard line. 
 
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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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