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Virginia Notifies FAMIS Recipients That Coverage Will Continue Following CHIP Reauthorization

January 24, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services will begin notifying Virginians who benefit from the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security program that their coverage will continue uninterrupted now that Congress has reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years.

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TJ Student To Be Honored At WebMD Health Hero Awards

January 19, 2018

On Monday, Jan. 22, WebMD will honor Kavya Kopparapu, 17, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology with the Inventor Award at this year’s Health Heroes event.

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Winter Storm Safety Tips

January 8, 2018

Whether your wake up to a blanket of snow or some slush, this weather can cause slick conditions.  It is important to keep some basic winter safety tips in mind during and after the storm:

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NWS Wind Chill Advisory Extended To Sunday Morning

January 4, 2018

UPDATE (Jan. 6): The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Chill Advisory for the Washington, DC metropolitan area to 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. Very cold wind chills are expected, ranging from five degrees above zero to 10 degrees below zero. The Alexandria Winter Shelter at 930 N. Henry Street will be open 24 hours/day for the entire weekend.

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Stay Safe In The Cold

January 3, 2018

Prepare yourself for the frigid cold and storms of the new year.  Forecasters say we will face extremely low temperatures for the next few days.  These bitterly cold conditions can bring health risks. Here are some cold weather dangers to be aware of, and ways to protect your family: Frostbite  Frostbite occurs when skin and

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Drug Take Back On January 6

January 2, 2018

Make cleaning out your medicine cabinet your New Year's resolution! Safely dispose of old, expired or unwanted medications at the Drug Take Back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6.

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Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops To Record Low

January 2, 2018

The teen pregnancy rate in Alexandria dropped in 2015 to the lowest rate documented in Health Department records, which go back to 1979.

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