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Fighting Fall Allergies And More

September 22, 2017

Leaves are falling and summer is winding down, but autumn brings little relief for many allergy sufferers.  Ragweed pollen troubles millions of people with allergies. 

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

September 22, 2017

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

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VHHA Unveils New Patient And Family Experience Resources

September 21, 2017

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Center for Healthcare Excellence has launched a new Patient and Family Experience webpage and released the new Patient and Family Experience Improvement Guide with best practices for health care professionals.

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Herring Leads Bipartisan Coalition Of 37 States, Territories In Fight Against Opioid Incentives

September 20, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring led a coalition of 37 state and territory attorneys general in urging health insurance companies to examine financial incentives that contribute to the opioid epidemic that took more than 60,000 lives last year, including 1,100 in Virginia.

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AG Herring Seeks Documents Related To Opioid Crisis

September 19, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the opioid epidemic. This information will enable the attorneys general to evaluate whether manufacturers and distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids.

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Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center Receives Medicare’s Top Rating For The Third Year In A Row

September 18, 2017

Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center, a skilled nursing and rehab care center in Alexandria, Virginia announced today that they achieved a 5-star Overall Rating from Medicare for the third year in a row.

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Anthem Revises Individual Health Plan Offerings For 2018

September 15, 2017

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has served consumers in the Individual market in Virginia for more than 80 years and we remain committed to ensuring all Virginians have an option for health insurance coverage available to them.

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Inova CEO Knox Singleton Announces Retirement

September 15, 2017

J. Knox Singleton, 69, the longtime CEO of Inova, Northern Virginia’s largest private employer, announced he will be retiring July 1, 2018, completing 35 years of growth for what has become a world-class healthcare system now serving more than two million patients a year.

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HRSA Awards $3,163,584 To Virginia Health Centers To Tackle Mental Health And Fight The Opioid Overdose Crisis

September 15, 2017

Today the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $3,163,584 to 19 health centers in Virginia to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services.

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Giant Offers CDC’s PreventT2 Program For Those With Prediabetes

September 15, 2017

Giant of Landover, MD is offering the CDC-approved curriculum, PreventT2, to help those with pre-diabetes to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.

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