Lawmakers poo poo city efforts to flush raw sewage.
Members of the Virginia state Senate say they’re tired of hearing excuses about sewage from city officials in Alexandria, and they’re pushing ahead with a plan that one senator calls “the nuclear option.” This afternoon, the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill that sets a firm deadline for Alexandria to clean up its act — 2020. If city officials are unable to stop dumping more than 10 million gallons of raw sewage into the Potomac River every year, Alexandria would lose all state appropriations until the problem is fixed.
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Do you ever take a moment to listen to your body?
Tips to help Medicare beneficiaries get ready.
Medicare beneficiaries preparing for open enrollment this month may want to consider their current health needs and the many preventive services covered by Medicare.
Walk supports survivors of suicide loss and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The Out of the Darkness Walks are American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s largest fundraiser, producing millions for suicide prevention programs, and works to unite those who have been affected by suicide, and create communities that are “smart about mental health.”
Exposures have ended, but symptoms may still manifest.
Anyone who dined at Tropical Smoothie Cafe around Aug. 9 may still be at risk for Hepatitis A. According to the Virginia Department of Health, a Hepatitis A outbreak has been traced to imported strawberries served at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. As of Sept. 2, there have been 37 cases in Northern Virginia, but experts say that number could still rise.
Dan Haskins and Richard Merritt, co-chairs of the Alliance for Alexandria's Uninsured, presented a check for $10,000.
Accident highlights need for alternative travel options for elderly.
According to police, at 10 a.m. on Aug. 2, Leonard Wainstein, a 92-year-old Fairfax resident, was looking for a parking spot at a bank in Old Town Alexandria.
The Alexandria Health Department held a community meeting about Zika and mosquitoes on Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Alexandria Beatley Library.
Local cyclists share tips for new riders.
On May 20, expect to see more Alexandria commuters leaving the cars in the garage. The annual “Bike to Work” day encourages commuters to try out a car-free lifestyle, and some local experts are ready with tips for new riders.
Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare host its annual National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 29 to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.
“It was so hard for me to not think of the worst case scenario.” –Loren DePina
Before Loren DePina of Alexandria gave birth to her preemie son Cameron last year, who arrived a terrifying and alarming 10 weeks early, she assumed that her experience potty-training her oldest son would go down as one of the most challenging times in her personal parenting history. Today, DePina laughs at how much stress she felt during the toilet training process.
Case of Zika virus in Virginia was imported from outside the U.S.
As of Feb. 8, there is one known case of Zika virus in Virginia, according to Alexandria Health Department Director Stephen Haering.
Coverage gap remains issue for some low-income and unemployed.
For the past year, members of the Mayor’s Advisory Panel on the Uninsured have been meeting to discuss how they can help Alexandrians caught in the so-called “Coverage Gap.”
Mayor announces free health clinic to be held Nov. 16.
At Alexandria’s Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria, many volunteers from many backgrounds gave their time and joined forces to solve problems some Alexandrians did not even know they had.
Observant citizens prompt removal of mosquito breeding ground
With construction for the Indigo Hotel occurring in the area, it might have been easy to dismiss the pit of standing water at the corner of Duke and The Strand.