Archives: ‘Health & Fitness’

Obama Administration Awards $26,729,489 To Virginia For Enrolling Eligible Children In Health Coverage

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

New Data Show 1.2 Million More Children Nationwide Have Health Insurance since the Reauthorization of CHIP in 2009

Today, $26,729,489 was awarded to Virginia for ensuring more children have health coverage, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced.

President Obama Will Announce Administrative Action to Provide Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections for Nearly 2 Million In-Home Health Care Workers

December 15th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

The White House today will announce new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor that would provide minimum wage and overtime protections for nearly two million workers who provide in-home care services for the elderly and infirmed.

State Officials Launch Advance Health Care Directive Registry

December 7th, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Health & Fitness]

The Commonwealth of Virginia today launched its statewide Advance Health Care Directive Registry.

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital To Provide Free Hip And Knee Replacements

November 30th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

On Saturday, Dec. 3, orthopedic surgeons at the Inova Joint Replacement Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital will provide free hip and/or knee replacements to 10 patients from the Fairfax/Alexandria communities as part of Operation Walk USA 2011.

Project Play Is Giving Away $15,000 In Grants To Spruce Up Alexandria Playgrounds

November 17th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

The Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network, Alexandria/Arlington Smart Beginnings and ACTion Alexandria have teamed up to launch the Project Play Spruce Up Grants Contest to help residents improve local playgrounds and ensure that every child in Alexandria has a quality place to play.

Virginia Celebrates Healthy Babies In Healthy Families

November 16th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

November 17th is World Prematurity Awareness Day

Virginia has much to celebrate on World Prematurity Awareness Day.

FitOne Personal Training Studio Helps Alexandria Lose 405lbs!

November 14th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

FitOne hosted their first Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge that ran from 9/24–11/4. This 6-week challenge wrapped up at their finale party, Saturday, November 5th, which was hosted at their studio in Old Town Alexandria.

Third Prescription Drug Take Back Day A Success In Alexandria

November 1st, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office collected 148 pounds of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at the third National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

SoberRide Program Transports 465 Adult Reverlers on Halloween

October 30th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

Provided by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the Halloween SoberRide program began last night at 10:00 pm and continued until 6:00 am today as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk, holiday period. (WRAP’s scheduling of its SoberRide program on the Saturday night prior to Halloween was purposeful and was in tandem with yesterday evening’s adult-oriented Halloween events.)

Alexandria Police And Sheriff’s Office Partner With DEA For Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 28th, 2011 | [From: Health & Fitness]

The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office have partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M., the two Alexandria law enforcement agencies, with cooperation from the Substance Abuse Coalition of Alexandria, will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and other medications for destruction at three sites in the City.