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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.

Feel a Cold Coming On? Have an IV.

Feel a Cold Coming On? Have an IV.

McLean, VA – December 15, 2011 Vitamin and Magnesium Intravenous Infusions (IVs) can provide a quick and vigorous boost to your immune system, enhancing your body's ability to heal itself and maintain its optimal level of health. Dr. Gary Kaplan, DO, founder and director of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in Mclean, VA, says, “I prescribe Vitamin and Magnesium IVs for a variety of reasons, one of which is to help shorten the duration of acute illnesses, such as colds and flu.” Oral supplements do not always work, as some people are not able to absorb these vitamins. IV’s on the other hand deliver important nutrients, such as Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and B Vitamins, directly where they are needed most: your cells.

In addition to helping to boost your immune system during the cold & flu season, Vitamin IVs can:

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.

Work Off Thanksgiving Dinner at South Run’s Turkey Burn

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

If the temptation to eat a second or third helping of delicious Thanksgiving dinner is too much to resist this year, attend the annual Turkey Burn at South Run RECenter on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2011. Come work off those extra calories in a variety of fitness classes including Cycle Spin and Total Toning, and lose that gobble-gobble guilt.

This event supports E.C.H.O. (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged families and children in the Springfield area. Admission to the Turkey Burn is open to anyone with an FCPA pass or paid daily admission and an E.C.H.O. donation. Accepted donations include canned or boxed food, clothing, and toiletries. Please register for the Turkey Burn by calling 703-866-0566.

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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

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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.