Archives: ‘Health & Fitness’

Governor McDonnell Receives Report From Virginia Health Reform Initiative Advisory Council

December 22nd, 2010 | [From: From Richmond, Health & Fitness]

Yesterday, Governor Bob McDonnell received the final report and recommendations of the Virginia Health Reform Initiative Advisory Council from Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Bill Hazel. In August, the Governor created the Advisory Council to provide recommendations towards a comprehensive strategy for implementing health reform specific to the needs of Virginia.

Alexandria Police Hosts Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) For Kick-Off Of Tie One On For Safety® Campaign

December 20th, 2010 | [From: Health & Fitness, Holiday Happenings]

On December 21, the Alexandria Police Department will host Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for the kick-off of its annual Tie One On For Safety® Campaign. The event will be held at 10:30 A.M. at Alexandria City Hall, located at 301 King Street.

Governor McDonnell Proposes Funds To Improve Virginia’s Behavioral Health And Developmental Services System

December 16th, 2010 | [From: Health & Fitness]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced budget proposals today for Virginia’s behavioral health and developmental services program that will be part of his formal budget amendments announced in full tomorrow, Friday, December 17th. The Governor’s proposals for additional funding for behavioral health and developmental services improvements equal nearly $30 million in general fund dollars.

State Health Commissioner Announces Drop In Prematurity And Teen Pregnancy Rates

December 16th, 2010 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

Today, Virginia State Health Commissioner Karen Remley, announced a decline in premature births and teen pregnancies in the Commonwealth.

Virginia Wins Federal Court Challenge Over Constitutionality Of Federal Health Care Act

December 13th, 2010 | [From: Health & Fitness]

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia won its lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care act. The attorney general asked the court to find that the health care mandate that every individual buy government-approved health insurance unconstitutional.

Three Alexandria Schools To Receive Marine Corps 2010 Healthy School Award

November 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness, Schools]

George Mason, James K. Polk and William Ramsay elementary schools are among five Virginia elementary schools which will receive the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Healthy School Award and a $1,000 donation from MCM partner Sodexo. In early 2011, each school will receive the award for outstanding student participation in MCM’s Healthy Kids Fun Run, designed for students ages 6 to 13 and held on Oct. 30 in Arlington.

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends Three To Hospital

November 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness]

Today at 6:56 a.m., Alexandria Fire Department units responded for a sickness call in the unit block of Ancell Street in Del Ray.

Federal Authorities Regulate Spice

November 24th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

The label on the Black Mamba Spice says “Not for Human Consumption.” The Drug Enforcmenet Agency agrees and, today, announced that five synthetic cannabis have been placed on the list of controlled substances as a Schedule I drug.

Alexandria City Employee Gives Gift Of Life

November 24th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

Christine Hall is a law librarian for the City of Alexandria. On Nov. 5, she was one of sixteen donors who gave a kidney to save someone’s life.

Virginia Awarded A $1.93 Million Health Workforce Grant

November 18th, 2010 | [From: From Richmond, Health & Fitness]

The Virginia Department of Health has been awarded a State Health Workforce Development Implementation grant in the amount of $1.93 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.