Tag: health

Pets: Tackling the challenge of canine obesity

By Kim Gilliam Heading into the winter months, many of us start thinking about how to avoid weight gain, with cold weather threatening to limit...

Life Well Lived: Protect your health before the storm hits

By Dr. Vivek Sinha When Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida this past month, it affected hundreds of thousands of people. Power was lost, homes were destroyed,...

Seniors: How to prepare for open enrollment

By Nelva Hernandez  Each year, employees who get health insurance through their employers are familiar with the open enrollment period, the time frame to make...

Center for Alexandria’s Children honors team of ‘superheroes’

The Center for Alexandria’s Children honored its superheroes – a specialized multi-disciplinary team of first responders who work on the front lines of child abuse...

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...
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