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Executive Care Eyes DC Metro For Expansion

August 14, 2018

With an aging population that requires help with daily activities or with managing health, in-home care has become a popular solution. Looking to help manage the rising demand for such services, Executive Care, one of the nation’s leading providers of skilled home health care, is targeting the nation’s capital for expansion, including Alexandria. 

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Dominion Energy Provides Air Conditioners, Bill Assistance To ARHA Senior Citizens

August 13, 2018

The health and safety of the elderly is a top priority as the heat and humidity of summer have arrived. Dominion Energy, through its EnergyShare program, will deliver 156 window air conditioning units to the Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority for distribution to eligible elderly residents on Aug. 16, 2018. 

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Medicare Advantage To Negotiate New Prescription Drug Prices

August 13, 2018

Delivering on proposals in President Trump’s American Patients First blueprint, HHS announced that Medicare Advantage plans will be able to use tools employed by private-sector insurers to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for patients.

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Back To School 101

August 13, 2018

Children enjoy every second of summer vacation but they will soon go back to school. The to-do list does not stop with pencils, backpacks and new clothes. Parents also need to prepare a back to school health checklist. 

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City Of Alexandria Warns Of Danger Posed By Concentrated Opioids In Light Of Recent Spike In Overdoses

August 10, 2018

The City of Alexandria has responded to seven opioid overdoses in the last seven days, including one fatality. While recreational use of opioids is always dangerous and illegal, City officials are urging residents to be aware of the medical safety of the drugs, including heroin, that could be extremely concentrated or mixed with something unusual that is resulting in life-threatening situations.

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Easterseals Assistive Technology Helps Promote Independence With $230,000 In Grants From The Comcast Foundation

August 9, 2018

Easterseals, a national leading provider of services for people with disabilities, today announced it has received $230,000 in grants from the Comcast Foundation as part of the Comcast NBCUniversal Assistive Technology Grant Fund, established in 2011.

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Individuals And Cities Sue President Trump For Intentionally Sabotaging ACA

August 2, 2018

Today, individuals and cities across America filed suit against the Trump Administration for intentionally and unlawfully sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In systematically attacking the health law, President Trump is increasing the cost of health coverage and the number of uninsured Americans, and is violating his constitutional duty to "take care that the laws

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Governor Northam Begins Medical Grand Rounds Tour Addressing The Opioid Crisis In Virginia

August 1, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam will today lead the first in a series of Grand Rounds lectures to Virginia medical students on the issue of the opioid epidemic.

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Virginia Launches First-In-The-Nation Program To Connect Emergency Departments Across The Commonwealth

July 31, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of Virginia’s Emergency Department Care Coordination Program. This single, statewide technology solution connects all emergency departments in the Commonwealth, facilitating near real-time communication and collaboration among health care providers, health plans, clinical and care management personnel for patients receiving emergency medical services.

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VHHA Earns Prestigious National Health Care Quality Award From American Hospital Association And Health Research & Education Trust

July 27, 2018

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has been named the recipient of the “2018 HRET HIIN Quality Award” presented by the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Education Trust.

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