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Health Department Offers Extended Clinic Hours for Required Immunizations

Health Department Offers Extended Clinic Hours for Required Immunizations

It's time for back-to-school immunizations! 

*A certificate of immunization is required for children entering kindergarten, sixth grade, and new students transferring into Fairfax County Public Schools.

Check out the list of immunizations required and the extended hours here.

Unique Summer School Kids 'Camp' Feeds Heads, Hearts

From Laurie Tillet:


Herndon, VA...Over 100 elementary school children are getting a groundbreaking summer school experience, thanks to a unique partnership between Hutchison Elementary School and Floris United Methodist Church. "Camp Hutchison" runs through August 12 and is facilitated by 130 volunteers from the church and local community. Funding for the camp has been largely provided by money donated during free will offerings taken at Floris' Christmas Eve services last December.

The camp combines education, enrichment, and nutrition in a four week, half day program. In addition to being taught math and language arts by certified teacher volunteers, the children, grades 1-3, enjoy daily activities such as art, drama, music, science/nature and recreation. Campers also receive breakfast and lunch, as well as a healthy snack to take home daily.

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Washington, D.C. has the 2nd lowest rate of obese adults in the United States, trailing only Colorado, according to a report from Trust for America’s Heather and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report, entitled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, investigates weight issues by state, as well as in the District. 

According to the report, 12 states have obesity rates of more than 30 percent.  D.C.’s rate of obese adults, however, is a reported 21%.

Maryland ‘s adult obesity rate is 27.1 percent according to the study, while Virginia’s is 25.9 percent, which ranks them as the 26th and 30th most obese states in the country respectively.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

Father's Day Manscaping at Salon Daniel

Dads can look healthy and feel healthy this year, when Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. pampers dads from Tues., June 14 through Sat., June 18, offering special services such as "color me natural," a special technique and color used to blend silver hair  to look natural  and feel younger. It will also be offering treatments for thinning hair, facial trimming and men’s waxing services, while donating 10 percent of all services to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. For a special treat, Salon Daniel will feature McLean-based, Sweet Leaf Café’s refreshing healthy teas and sandwiches on Sat., June 18 for their clients. To make an appointment, call Salon Daniel at 703.893.5000.

Fairfax County Rides on Bike to Work Day 2011 is Tomorrow

Fairfax County Rides on Bike to Work Day 2011 is Tomorrow

From Fairfax County:


May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 20 is Bike to Work Day. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA), and local governments including Fairfax County will host one of the nation’s largest Bike to Work Day events. The annual event is held every spring to increase awareness and expose people to the benefits of bicycling to work, and to the market, the library, the café, the book store, the bike shop…basically everywhere!

This year, there are 49 pits stops around the region. Nine pit stops will be set up throughout Fairfax County:

Reston Town Center (at the intersection of Discovery Street and Market Street)

Vienna (at the Vienna Town Green on the W&OD)

Fairfax City at Van Dyck Park

Fairfax Corner (in the plaza opposite Coastal Flats)

Tysons Corner (at Booz Allen Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Drive)

Potomac Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Dumfries

Potomac Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Dumfries

Gainesville Dentists Open New Office in Prince William County

Drs. Rhea Davis and Arshia Shingler, pediatric dentists at Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry in Gainesville, Va. opened a new office in Dumfries, Va., called Potomac Pediatric Dentistry, located at 16708 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Suite 115. Owned and operated by the same staff and dentists, Potomac Pediatric Dentistry is a completely separate facility from the Gainesville location, servicing patients unique to its location. For information, go to www.potomacpediatricdentistry.com or call 703.221.4040.