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Type B Flu On The Rise

March 24, 2017

The first day of Spring has passed but the flu still remains. State health officials report flu activity remains widespread throughout the region, and one type of influenza continues to rise this month. Patient First medical centers have recorded a significant rise in positive cases of the influenza B virus over the last week.

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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Statement On The American Health Care Act

March 14, 2017

Throughout the vigorous debate regarding federal health care policy in recent years, Virginia’s community hospitals and health systems have consistently made the case for policies that enhance patient access to essential health services, and that promote health care quality, safety, and value.

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T. C. Williams High School JROTC And Virginia Kids To ‘Kick Butts’ On March 15

March 14, 2017

Kids in Virginia will unite against tobacco use on March 15 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States and around the world for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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Zika 2017 Spring Break Resources

February 24, 2017

As students and families across Virginia prepare to head to warmer locations for Spring Break, it is important to be aware that the Zika virus remains a threat.

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Warner, Kaine Reintroduce Bill To Help “Blue Water” Navy Veterans

February 22, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that thousands of Navy veterans from the Vietnam War – known as “Blue Water” veterans for their service in waters off the coast – are eligible to receive disability and health care benefits they have earned for diseases linked to Agent Orange exposure.

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Virginia Department Of Health Closes Perrin River To Shellfish Harvesting

February 22, 2017

The Virginia Department of Health announced today that the Perrin River will be closed to shellfish harvesting due to the release of an unknown quantity of diesel fuel from a sunken vessel.

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VHHA Releases 2017 Community Benefit Report

February 17, 2017

Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems continue to make substantial health and economic contributions throughout the Commonwealth, according to the 2017 Annual Report on Community Benefit being released today. The latest report covers data from 2015 when community benefit provided by local hospitals continued a consistent trend of growth over the previous year.

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Cardiac Care In Virginia: Mortality Down By 35%

February 15, 2017

American Heart Month is upon us and, here at VHI especially, matters of the heart are very important. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, with nearly 600,000 Americans dying of cardiovascular related diseases each year.

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Mental Health Training Options Available In Alexandria

February 14, 2017

The Department of Community and Human Services offers Mental Health First Aid training for laypersons and paraprofessionals. MHFA is an eight-hour training and certification on skills to help persons who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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500 Preschoolers Receive Free Dental Care Through Give Kids A Smile At NOVA’s Medical Campus

February 13, 2017

The Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College hosted the 2017 Give Kids A Smile event on Friday, Feb. 10. The event, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Dental Society, provided free dental services to more than 500 at-risk preschoolers primarily from Arlington and Fairfax counties.

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