Archives: ‘Health & Fitness’

Virginia Department Of Health Kicks Off 31-Day Countdown To Quit Smoking

October 20th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

The Virginia Department of Health is launching its Countdown to Quit Day, Oct. 20, to help tobacco users prepare for Virginia Quit Day, Nov. 20. Tips and support will be posted on the VDH Facebook page each day leading up to Virginia Quit Day.

Dulles Passenger Screening For Ebola Begins Today

October 16th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection begin screening inbound international passengers at Washington-Dulles International Airport today. New layers of entry screening are being implemented at five U.S. airports that receive over 94% of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Virginia Receives $9.3 Million Grant To Help Virginians Access Health Coverage

October 14th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Health & Fitness]

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of only four states to have been awarded a $9.3 million federal grant to hire more than 100 enrollment assisters who will help state residents sign up on the Federal Marketplace for health insurance starting Nov. 15. The federal grant will play a large role in helping Governor McAuliffe implement his “Healthy Virginia” plan to expand health care to more than 200,000 Virginians.

Dental Associates Of Northern Virginia At Alexandria Performs Free Oral Cancer Screenings At Prevent Cancer 5K

October 8th, 2014 | [From: Business, Health & Fitness]

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Dr. Julia Lokitis and her staff from Dental Associates of Northern Virginia at Alexandria, performed free oral cancer screenings at the Prevent Cancer 5k held at Washington Nationals Baseball Park.

New Study Shows Strong Carbon Limits Would Save Lives In Virginia

October 3rd, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Health & Fitness]

Strong limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants would improve air quality and prevent an estimated 120 premature deaths in Virginia every year, as well as provide other significant benefits to human health, according to a new, independent report released today from Harvard, Syracuse, and Boston Universities.

Virginia Department Of Health Announces Statewide Child Car Seat Check Events 

September 17th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

Making sure children are secured in car seats saves lives. But for a child safety seat to work correctly, it must be appropriate for the child’s age and size, installed properly in the vehicle, and adjusted to fit the child securely.

New Report Charts Growth Of Childhood Hunger To Suburbs; Alexandria Officials Joined Virginia Fair Share Education Fund Thursday To Discuss Findings

August 7th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Top Stories]

Fair Share Education Fund released Childhood Hunger in America’s Suburbs, a new report detailing the changing geography of childhood hunger at a time of growing suburban poverty. FSEF was joined by Alexandria Mayor William Euille, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, and Ken Naser (Executive Director of ALIVE!) to discuss the report.

Brother’s Brother Foundation Supports 70 Hospitals And Clinics In Sierra Leone And Liberia, Two Countries At The Center Of The Ebola Outbreak

August 6th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Non-Profits]

Over the past three years Brother’s Brother Foundation provided over 20 tractor trailer loads of medical supplies and simple medical equipment to hospitals and clinics in Sierra Leone (53) and Liberia (20). Many of these hospitals are now treating Ebola patients.

Partnership’s Childhood Obesity Action Network Releases Report On Efforts To Address Food Hardship In Alexandria  

July 16th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness]

The Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria’s Childhood Obesity Action Network released a report titled ‘Toward an End to Hunger in Alexandria.

Military And Multi-Cultural Families Find New Support At Mount Vernon Family Therapy Associates

July 15th, 2014 | [From: Health & Fitness, Other News]

By Kristi Rnosenthal, LPC

Because so many diplomats, military bases and large companies serve Washington, DC, many Alexandria-area neighborhoods frequently become home to new people.