Tag: health

Inova expands COVID-19 testing with support from city

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] With 474 positive cases, including 12 fatalities, of COVID-19 in Alexandria, the city has provided support for Inova Health System...

Alexandrians brace for coronavirus outbreak

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread globally, Alexandria residents and businesses are bracing for an outbreak. Some are already...

Life Well Lived: Seeking positive alignment with wellness in 2020

By Mara Benner It’s that time of year. As we cheer in the new year, and in this case, a new decade, each person usually...

Life Well Lived: Redefining aging in Alexandria

By Mara Benner Huaorani elders are revered for their wisdom, experience and shamanic capabilities. The elders are also thought to have magical powers that younger...

Getting in shape doesn’t have to cost money

By Adi Serbaroli People face plenty of barriers when getting themselves to exercise, but expense should not be one of them. It’s no secret the cost...

Foodie: Keep your gut happy with a roasted fruit and vegetable...

By Elizabeth Holm These days, popular wellness literature is filled with recommendations for improving gut health. Research shows that the gastrointestinal tract is filled with both...

Your Views: More on the chicken slaughterhouse

To the editor: It has come to my attention that the Alexandria City Council – specifically Mayor Justin Wilson and councilors John Chapman, Canek Aguirre,...

Join the local eco-living challenge

By Mara Benner Have you heard the name Greta Thunberg? She is the 16-year-old girl who recently orchestrated student-led demonstrations in 100 countries to bring...

Your Views: Strokes can strike seemingly healthy people

To the editor: In response to the letter, “Learn to spot a stroke and save a life,” I wanted to share our family’s story so...

The secret to life is simpler than you think

By Megan Brown, Ph.D. Do you want to know the key to life? More specifically, do you want the secret to living a happier, longer...