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FCPS Launches Living Fit in Fairfax Project

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Cookology Donates 50 Organic Meals to Loudoun Free Clinic

Cookology Donates 50 Organic Meals to Loudoun Free Clinic

On Thursday, December 22, Maria Kopsidas, creator and owner of Cookology, which offers hands-on classes taught by professionally trained chefs for all skill levels inside Dulles Town Center mall, wanted to give back for the holiday season and chose Loudoun Free Clinics. 

Drug Related Emergencies Continue to Rise; Most Can Be Prevented!

Drug Related Emergencies Continue to Rise; Most Can Be Prevented!

McLean, VA - December 20, 2011 – Are you fully aware of the risks of your medications? A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that improved management of many commonly used drugs can reduce the number of hospitalizations of older adults due to unintentional overdoses.

This study revealed that four commonly used drugs, namely: Warfarin (Coumadin), Insulin injections, Oral anti-platelet injections (including aspirin) and Oral hypoglycemic agents (oral diabetes medications) cause two-thirds of the drug-related emergency hospitalizations in older adults (age 65 and above). And fully two-thirds of these drug-related hospitalizations are due to unintentional overdoses. By contrast, only about one percent of these hospitalizations are caused by "high-risk" medications, such as narcotics, amphetamines, barbiturates, and antihistamines.

Dietitian Susan Moore joins The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

Dietitian Susan Moore joins The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

McLean, VA – December 4, 2011 Susan Moore, MS, RD, has become a member of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. For over 30 years as a dietitian in private practice and Certified LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) therapist, Susan has helped clients adopt healthier eating habits and lifestyles. Her clients include those suffering with chronic pain, depression, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month in Fairfax County

November is Prematurity Awareness Month in Fairfax County

One in every eight babies is born premature. Fairfax County has made November Prematurity Awareness Month to bring attention to this issue and hopefully decrease these preterm births. 

From Fairfax County:

Prematurity Awareness Month

  • To decrease preterm births by providing resources to increase knowledge about factors that cause preterm birth
  • To change the attitudes and behaviors of providers and consumers in order to impact community-specific risk factors
  • To implement strategies to prevent preterm births
  • Educate yourself and your family members about premature birth and how to prevent it

If You Are Pregnant

  • Learn about the risk factors for premature birth
  • Know the warning signs of preterm labor (see below)

Prematurity Facts

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…
Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Joins INOVA Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local

 

OLD TOWN MANASSAS FARMER’S MARKET JOINS INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM BUY FRESH, BUY LOCAL

SNAP Recipients Buy $10 in Tokens and Get an Additional $10 Courtesy of Inova

Inova Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, which is part of Inova’s healthy weight management and children’s obesity prevention program, has joined with the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market by matching SNAP (Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program) funds dollar for dollar up to $10. So if a SNAP recipient buys $10 in tokens, they will get an additional $10 courtesy of Inova. Inova can fund up to $2,000 a year. The program will run now through Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 and Saturdays only from Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Mar. 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org.