Tag: health

Pets: How your dog affects your health

By Kim Gilliam Scientific Reports found that dogs may help reduce their owners’ risk of cardiovascular disease through companionship and by motivating their owners to be active. It...

Life Well Lived: What to know about prostate cancer

By Dr. Vivek Sinha Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men in the United States. It’s anticipated that 165,000 men will be...

Seniors: AARP approves Alexandria’s age-friendly plan

By Jane King As we grow older, our focus turns to assuring that high-quality, affordable health care is available where we live. What we may overlook...

Foodie: How to work in more veggies – without sacrificing flavor

By Elizabeth Holm As a nutritionist, I often have people ask me what they should eliminate from their diets to be healthy. There have been...

Our View: Federal program improves hospital safety

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is thought of as the father of medicine because he was instrumental in advancing the clinical study of disease....

Inova Alexandria fined for rate of injuries, infections

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Inova Alexandria Hospital was fined in both 2016 and 2017 by the federal Department of Health and Human Services for...

Our View: Flu is one thing we shouldn’t share

While Alexandria is known for being a giving community, there are times when we need to not only keep what we have, but go...

Life Well Lived: The right way to achieve your goals in...

By Lauren Fisher With the start of the New Year, it is natural to pause and reflect on both our experiences of the past year and...

Rabid fox captured in Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com A fox that was exhibiting unusual behavior was confirmed rabid on Friday, according to the Alexandria Health Department. The fox was...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 1: Two-year surge has city responders working...

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com Alexandria is feeling the potent effects of the national opioid epidemic, with a sharp increase in the past two years...
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