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National Don’t Fry Day – Protect Your Skin Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2017

The long Memorial Day weekend is about to begin. As you head outdoors, protect your family against the sun’s rays. May 26, 2017, is “Don’t Fry Day”. It is a good time to encourage sun safety awareness over the holiday and throughout the year.

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Goodwin House Brings Small House Health Care Center To Alexandria

May 25, 2017

The future of senior care in the National Capital Region arrived yesterday, in the form of the Goodwin House ‘small house’ urban senior living community – the largest of this kind of innovative facility in the D.C. metro area. The new 80,000 square foot health care facility, developed and operated by Goodwin House – a nonprofit senior living organization with campuses in northern Virginia – is a dramatic departure from anything else in the D.C. metro area.

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Health Officials Offer Comprehensive Tips For Preventing Summer Illness And Injury

May 23, 2017

This time of year marks the unofficial start of summer with the opening of pools and water parks. As water temperatures rise, so do visits to Virginia’s beaches, lakes and rivers. The week leading up to Memorial Day is designated Healthy and Safe Swimming Week in Virginia and the nation. HSSW focuses on the steps everyone can take to have a healthy and safe swimming experience.

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Alexandria Fire Department Launches Integrated Health/Community Paramedic Program

May 23, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department today announced the launch of a Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedic program. MIH/CP is a unique and evolving model of community-based health care, focusing on improving the lives of patients, lowering healthcare costs and using EMS providers as resources to solve healthcare problems within the community.

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Virginia Receives $9.7 Million Grant To Fight Opioid Crisis

May 12, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received a $9.76 million federal grant to help fight the opioid epidemic.

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Health Officials Investigate Rare Human Case Of Rabies

May 12, 2017

The Virginia Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case of human rabies. The Virginia resident was bitten by a dog while traveling in India.

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Awareness Month Highlights Resources For Children’s Mental Health

May 11, 2017

Throughout the month of May, in recognition of the 2017 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month, the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services' Center for Children and Families is engaging the community with the theme of resilience.

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Focused Efforts by Virginia Hospitals Result In The Commonwealth Achieving Lowest Early Elective Delivery Rate In The Nation

May 9, 2017

At a news conference this morning, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announced that a collaborative effort by Virginia’s community hospitals and health systems, physicians, clinicians, and other health care stakeholders has produced the lowest early elective delivery rate in the nation, according to federal data released at the end of 2016.

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State Officials Urge Virginians To Protect Themselves During Mosquito Season

April 27, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that as mosquito season begins May 1 in Virginia, it is important for people across the Commonwealth to be reminded of Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that can seriously affect the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies. The Virginia Department of Health has created a Zika website to ensure the most up-to-date information is readily available to Virginians and anyone who might be traveling to Virginia, to help them take necessary precautions against Zika virus.

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Register Today For Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

April 26, 2017

For individuals in Alexandria still looking to understand and assist those affected by mental illness, there are a couple of youth training options still available.

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