Archives: ‘Health & Fitness’

Teen Gears Up After DOJ Responds To Gay Blood Ban Lawsuit

December 15th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

The Food and Drug Administration filed a response to Plaintiff, Caleb Laieski's lawsuit against their current lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Highest Overall Rating In Latest National Health Security Preparedness Index

December 10th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced yesterday that the Commonwealth of Virginia received the highest overall rating among states nationwide for the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index

Governor McAuliffe Recognizes Enrollment Assisters

December 9th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Health & Fitness]

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that more than 4,000 Virginians received help with Federal Market applications during the first two weeks of the open enrollment period, and thousands more have visited the state’s Cover Virginia website to get information about health coverage.

Health Officials Kick Off “100 Congregations For Million Hearts”

November 25th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity today kicked off its “100 Congregations for Million Hearts” faith-based campaign.

More Babies Thriving In Virginia

November 18th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

In celebration of World Prematurity Awareness Day, the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announce a major improvement in the well-being of babies born in Virginia.

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Softening Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men

November 16th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration voted Thursday to recommend the U.S. allow blood donations from gay men.

New Healthy Vending Machines Coming To City Facilities

November 11th, 2014 | [From: City Hall, Health & Fitness]

The City of Alexandria has adopted a new policy requiring vending machines in City facilities to stock only healthy beverages and snacks, and new machines will soon arrive at City recreation centers, offices, and other locations.

Governor McAuliffe Creates Contingency Fund For Virginia Ebola Response

November 10th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Health & Fitness]

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that he has created a contingency fund of up to $2 million to help address specific public health and safety risks associated with the exposure to or threat of exposure to Ebola.

Alexandria Cancer Survivor To Participate in Breathe Deep 5K

October 31st, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

A local Alexandria lung cancer survivor will be walking in this Sunday’s LUNGevity Foundation’s Breathe Deep DC 5k at the Washington Monument.

Virginia Department of Health Provides Ebola Information In Multiple Formats

October 22nd, 2014 | [From: Announcements, Health & Fitness]

The Virginia Department of Health opened an Ebola Hotline today to help answer questions from the public and provide the most up-to-date information to Virginians.