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Giant To Host Free Health Screenings April 29 At Select Pharmacies

April 24, 2017

To help customers achieve and maintain healthier lifestyles, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is offering free health screenings at select in-store pharmacies.

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Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising Among Young Adults; Could Cost Of Preventive Services Be A Factor?

April 21, 2017

According to a recent Colorectal Cancer Incidence Patterns study published by the American Cancer Society, colon and rectal cancer rates are rising nationwide for adults under the age of 55.

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Spring Allergies Bloom

April 14, 2017

Patient First

Spring is here. So is allergy season. Tree pollen is the biggest cause of spring allergies. People with severe grass and ragweed allergies will start feeling the symptoms in a couple of months. That means more than 50 million allergic Americans are bracing themselves for sneezes and watery eyes.

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Virginia Hospitals and Health Systems Earn National Recognition For Exceptional Patient Safety Performance

April 14, 2017

This month, two nationally renowned health care quality organizations recognized dozens of Virginia hospitals for exceptional patient safety performance.

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Mylan Issues Nationwide Recall Of EpiPens

March 31, 2017

Mylan N.V. today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Type B Flu On The Rise

March 24, 2017

The first day of Spring has passed but the flu still remains. State health officials report flu activity remains widespread throughout the region, and one type of influenza continues to rise this month. Patient First medical centers have recorded a significant rise in positive cases of the influenza B virus over the last week.

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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Statement On The American Health Care Act

March 14, 2017

Throughout the vigorous debate regarding federal health care policy in recent years, Virginia’s community hospitals and health systems have consistently made the case for policies that enhance patient access to essential health services, and that promote health care quality, safety, and value.

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T. C. Williams High School JROTC And Virginia Kids To ‘Kick Butts’ On March 15

March 14, 2017

Kids in Virginia will unite against tobacco use on March 15 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States and around the world for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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Zika 2017 Spring Break Resources

February 24, 2017

As students and families across Virginia prepare to head to warmer locations for Spring Break, it is important to be aware that the Zika virus remains a threat.

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Warner, Kaine Reintroduce Bill To Help “Blue Water” Navy Veterans

February 22, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that thousands of Navy veterans from the Vietnam War – known as “Blue Water” veterans for their service in waters off the coast – are eligible to receive disability and health care benefits they have earned for diseases linked to Agent Orange exposure.

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