09.24.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
What is the FAST™ Technique?
FAST, which stands for fasciotomy and surgical tenotomy, is a new, non-operative, FDA-approved treatment option for patients with chronic tendinopathies. At Commonwealth, we’ve used this technique to successfully treat patients with tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, as well as tendinitis in the kneecap, rotator cuff and Achilles tendon.
Who is a good candidate for the FAST procedure?
Anyone who has had tendinitis for more than three months is a good candidate. In addition, anyone who has failed more conservative measures such as therapy or cortisone injections for their tendinitis symptoms should ... Read More
09.23.2013 / Blog Posts Redskins
Despite being competitive in the waning minutes of Sunday’s game, the Washington Redskins tasted bitter defeat once again, this time by the score of 27-20 to the Detroit Lions. Going into the game, the Redskins were riding a 21-game home winning streak against the Lions.
The defensive had its most stout performance to date, limiting the Lions to only 63 rushing yards and allowing only 31 percent of third downs to be converted. In the red zone, the secondary held quarterback Matthew Stafford in check as the former No. 1 overall pick connected on only two of his 10 ... Read More
09.20.2013 / Blog Posts WOW Interview Series
We are continuing our meet the player segment, be on the lookout for a new one each Friday! Up next, running back #46 Alfred Morris...
When was the last time you were nervous?
Before the last game!
Who is your favorite band our artist?
Coldplay or The Fray
If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only have three things what would they be?
My momma's cooking, phone, and a fishing pole
What is your motto in life?
"Give God your heart and let the rest follow"
Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My ... Read More
09.20.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
Photo by HealthyLittleCooks.com
Kimberly Young, Founder Healthy Little Cooks
With a family of 6, I rarely have leftover fruit, but today I magically found a lonely ripe mango sitting on my counter. Instead of throwing it in a smoothie (my most favorite thing to do), I decided to experiment with its sweet flavor and create a cucumber mint salad. The mint creates a refreshing smack that you typically wouldn’t associate with mango, but the cucumber, lime and strawberry pull it together perfectly!
1 very large cucumber
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 ripe mango
½ lime ... Read More
09.19.2013 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
New York Life has teamed up with WOW and graciously offered us our very own WOW Financial Advisor! Every two weeks, be on the lookout for smart tips and advice from our friends at New York Life...
No one wants to outlive their savings. But if you’re a woman, the odds are pretty good you might. On average, women can expect to have a longer lifespan and have traditionally had lower lifetime earnings than men, making their retirement planning especially urgent. Here are some tips for women (and men) to keep in mind as they advance toward retirement:
Take ... Read More
09.19.2013 / Blog Posts Community Events
This Saturday, September 21st, you can help make a difference in a child’s life by participating in the Soles for Hope 5K Run/Walk.
Join Christal and Kedric Golston, #64 of the Washington Redskins, to help raise money for Every Child Fed. This organization provides life-saving food to malnourished children in Africa through empowering sustainable and environmentally responsible projects.
The race beings at 8AM and there is a 1k Fun Run for Kids following at 8:45 AM.
Kedric will also be on site before the race to meet and greet all registered participants!
Registration includes a t-shirt ... Read More
09.19.2013 / Blog Posts Fashion
These hanging feather earrings are the must have for any stylish fan! You'll be sure to get compliments when you sport these at your next football party or tailgate! Get them while you can!
Item: Ladies Feather Earrings
WOW Deal: Take 25% of when you use the promo code WOWDEAL73
Limited quantities available. This deal is for one day only. Read More
09.18.2013 / Blog Posts Community
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Macy’s teamed up to donate 200 back-to-school outfits to underserved youth from the Richmond, Va. area at “Redskins Back to School Shopping Spree presented by Macy’s” in Short Pump Town Center in Richmond on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mrs. Tanya Synder, Peggy Shanahan, Kiersten Allen, Christal Golston, and Redskin players Alfred Morris, Darrel Young, Niles Paul, Chris Baker and Joshua Morgan served as personal shoppers to children in need from Blackwell Elementary and Carver Elementary School as they helped pick out a new oufit for the ... Read More
09.17.2013 / Blog Posts Community Events
Coming out to watch the Redskins battle the Lions at FedExField this Sunday? Be on the lookout for donation bins located at stadium entrances on Sunday, September 22, 2013. The Redskins Charitable Foundation is hosting the NRG Redskins Read Book Drive to collect new or gently used children's books for EverybodyWins! DC.
EverybodyWins! DC is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting children's literacy and a love of learning by pairing students with reading mentors and placing new books in the hands of low-income students in Washington, D.C.
The Redskins Read initiative, powered by NRG, promotes youth literacy ... Read More
09.16.2013 / Blog Posts Redskins
For the second straight week the Washington Redskins fell behind early, this time 24-0 at halftime to the Green Bay Packers before ultimately losing 38-20. Quarterback Robert Griffin III led a valiant comeback attempt in the second half, but the lead was insurmountable with time winding down.
Defensively, the Redskins struggled to contain Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers who threw for a career-high 480 yards and four touchdowns. Rodgers kept the defense off-balance all game and it opened up their rushing attack as running back James Starks had 132 yards and a touchdowns. On offense, the unit only got three first ... Read More
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