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Statement From Bipartisan Group Of Governors On U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill

July 18, 2017

Today Governor McAuliffe joined with a bipartisan group of 11 governors to issue a statement in response to recent developments and proposed changes to the Senate healthcare bill.

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Warner, Kaine Respond To New Senate GOP Healthcare Proposal

July 13, 2017

Virginia Democratic Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine responded to the latest version of the Senate Republican healthcare proposal, which was released today.

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Heat Advisory Issued For Alexandria From Noon To 8 p.m. Today

July 13, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Alexandria area, from noon to 8 p.m. today, July 13. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s, with heat index values around 105 degrees. This creates a risk of heat-related illness for those without air conditioning or those outdoors for an extended period.

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Giant To Host Free Health Screenings July 15 At Select Pharmacies

July 5, 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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Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative Receives State Support For Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorders, Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

June 28, 2017

Giving new mothers and their babies the best possible start is a priority for Virginia’s health care community. The formation of the new Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative is a testament to that. The collaborative has been established to help improve pregnancy and birth outcomes by advancing evidence-based clinical best practices to enhance the quality of care provided to pregnant women and infants.

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Per Capita Caps In Senate Health Bill Would Cost Virginia $1.4 Billion

June 26, 2017

A preliminary analysis of the Senate’s proposed “repeal and replace” bill by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services shows the per capita caps in the proposal would cost Virginia’s Medicaid program at least $1.4 billion over seven years.

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WELL RAY is Saturday, June 24

June 23, 2017

Free Fitness Classes, Food Demos, Health & Wellness Presentations, and More! Join the Del Ray Business Association on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for WELL RAY 2017 – a celebration of health and wellness and Livin' Good in the Neighborhood. All activities take place at various locations on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray.

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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Updates Quality and Patient Safety Scorecards

June 22, 2017

Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems are dedicated to delivering positive patient outcomes by providing high-quality care to all they serve. Achieving those goals requires commitment, vigilance, and self-assessment to identify opportunities for improvement. To help with that process, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association maintains Quality & Patient Safety Scorecards – an interactive, online tool that enables users

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Warner, Kaine Request Assessment Of TrumpCare’s Medicaid Cuts On Health Of Vulnerable Virginians

June 21, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) have asked Virginia health officials for a detailed assessment of the health care impacts of Medicaid cuts and per-capita Medicaid caps that are included in Republican proposals to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

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City of Alexandria Offers Community Well-Being Resources

June 20, 2017

Following the June 14 shooting incident at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, the City of Alexandria reminds the community of resources to help cope with uncertainty or fear.  Such tragic events—in addition to ongoing violence, political turmoil, and rapidly unfolding world events—can result in added stress, uncertainty, fear and depression.

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