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Survey says: Fairfax residents have great lung health

Virginians have the best lung health in the U.S., and Fairfax County has the best lung health in Virginia, according to new data. The Lung Institute, a source for pulmonary information for better lung health, including disease prevention and management,...

Vienna residents win annual health challenge

On behalf of Team Vienna, Vienna Mayor Linda Colbert on May 20 accepted the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge trophy on the steps of Vienna Town Hall. The second annual challenge, a friendly competition between Vienna and the cities of Falls Church...

Fairfax health facility to be named for former board chair

Fairfax County officials on May 12 will celebrate the renaming and dedication of the former Merrifield Center as the “Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health." The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the center, located at 8221 Willow...

Links members go red in support of heart health

Lingering pandemic impacts prevented the 14th annual DMV Links Red Dress Program’s heart health and wellness weekend from being held in person. But that only served to broaden the reach. More than 10,000 people – some from as far away...

Editor’s Notebook: Pick the real threat (choice of 3)

Yours truly was toodling down King Street/Route 7 in the Hyundai yesterday when I spied a group of eight students, likely from nearby Wakefield High School, waiting to run across the roadway (there being no traffic light in the...

Favola measure sets up school-health panel

A measure patroned by state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) to set up an advisory panel on school-health matters has moved through the General Assembly and awaits action by the governor. The proposal establishes what will be known as the School...

Measure would give smokers a break on health-care bills

Smokers would no longer be subject to a health-insurance surcharge in Virginia, under legislation proposed by a local delegate. Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) is patroning legislation that would end the ability of insurers to impose a premium surcharge of up...

Vienna signs on to opioid-settlement plan

Working through Fairfax County, the town of Vienna will take part in two National Opioid Settlement Agreements being participated in by the state government. The agreements would resolve all opioid-related litigation being pursued by states against the nation’s three largest...

Vienna police going scruffy to spread a healthy message

Just as residents are expected to obey the laws of the land, Town of Vienna police officers are expected to conform with the agency’s dress code. For male officers, that means no facial hair. But for the month of November,...

Health forum to focus on hearty, hardy hearts

The Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Club, Mid-Atlantic District, of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club will to present a forum on heart health on Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning with a “walk-athon” on Zoom...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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