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FIV cat looking to live a long life!

FIV cat looking to live a long life!

The first words that you think of when you see Laurel are “pretty” or “affectionate”, not “sick”. She isn’t ill, but Laurel has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Cats with FIV can eventually develop feline AIDS, but many FIV positive cats live healthy for many years without symptoms and some never show any. Right now, Laurel is simply carrying the virus and is not symptomatic. She is energetic, playful and loves to get attention! 

Like the other animals in our care, WHS is looking to give Laurel the best life possible. Her new parent won’t need to treat her any differently than any other cat. He or she would just need to monitor her health and take her to the vet if she seems tired or blue. She’ll need to be an only cat because there is a chance that she could pass the virus along to another kitty, but other than that she will be an ideal family pet.

U.S Corporal Makes Sure His Wife's Valentine's Day is Amazing--Even While Away at War

U.S Corporal Makes Sure His Wife's Valentine's Day is Amazing--Even While Away at War

U.S. Corporal Phones Maryland Courier with Desperate Plea from the Middle East: Make Sure My Wife Gets A Special Delivery This Valentine’s Day

Like so many soldiers, Colin Caspers, a US Army Reserve Staff Sergeant currently deployed in Afghanistan, misses his wife – but the angst of separation was building this week as Valentine’s Day approached.  With love on his mind and longing in his heart, Caspers hatched a perfect plan to have flowers delivered to her classroom at American University at exactly 5:45pm – 15 minutes before he knew she’d be heading into an exam. 

Together, Let's End Domestic and Dating Violence

 

Please view and share this video message. The video is directed at the important women who complete our lives, and each time the video is viewed, 4 cents will be donated to Becky's Fund. Becky's Fund is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., and it focuses on domestic violence awareness and education.

For more information about Becky's Fund and how you can make a difference in the fight against domestic and dating violence, visit www.BeckysFund.org.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Montgomery County Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Montgomery County Urges Citizens to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Radon is Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in U.S.

Clouds at the Corcoran

Clouds at the Corcoran

Saturday, January 22 from 10:30 a.m- 12 p.m. 

5-7 year olds

Soar up, up, and away to explore the different types of clouds floating in the Corcoran! Discover the variety of ways to visually represent clouds in the special exhibition Spencer Finch: My Business, With the Cloud, then use your sky-high inspiration to create your own mixed-media clouds in the studio. For more information, visit http://programs.corcoran.org/products/clouds-at-the-corcoran.

Making the Indoors Fun!

The freezing temperatures have turned long walks with your dog into quick sprints to get in and out of the cold. But being indoors with your pet can be fun too. Here are some alternatives to outdoor exercise that can help keep your dog entertained and keep you inside your cozy, heated house:

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