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Permanent Birth Control

Most families come to a point in their lives when they feel they are done having children and need to not only consider the types of birth control methods available but also how they fit within their lifestyle. Certain permanent solutions, such as vasectomies may not offer the most reliable form of contraception. Tubal ligations have unacceptable failure rates and potential for side effects related to surgery.

This is Not Your Average Spa: Parma Center for Health and Medicine

This is Not Your Average Spa: Parma Center for Health and Medicine

Most spas in the area are gearing up for Spa Week 2011, which runs from April 11th - April 17th. Parma Center for Health and Medicine will be participating in Spa Week, but they are more than just your average salon and spa. “We are a medical spa, and we do laser treatments and other services. Most spas are either medical or holistic, but we do both so we are unique,” said Luise Estelle, the Director and Administrator of Parma.

Parma opened up 4 years ago with the intention of being small and exquisite. “We wanted to be a medical B&B with meaning,” said owner and founder, Dr. S Nicky Singh. Singh continued on to say, “Well-being is physical, mental and spiritual. I believe in this with a passion. There is a need for people to look at themselves preventatively."

Get Detailing at Speedy Green Car Wash - Donate 50 Percent to Austism Center

 

GET DETAILING at SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH - DONATE 50 PERCENT to AUTISM CENTER
April 28 and 29, 50 Percent of Full-Service Car Detailing Donated to Manassas Matthew’s Center

In honor of National Autism Month and National Car Care Month, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park is donating 50 percent of their full-service car detailing for appointments made on Thurs., April 28 and Fri., April 29. All donations go directly to the Matthew’s Center, a Manassas, Va.-facility that helps children with autism. Customers can make appointments for Thurs., Apr. 28 and Fri., Apr. 29 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and reference the Matthew’s Center for the Meguiar’s Ultimate or Meguiar’s Traditional full-service detailing. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737.

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

Healthy Living Expo/Blood Drive

From Fairfax County:

Monday, April 4 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

James Lee Community Center – 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

We invite you to participate in our Healthy Living Expo and Blood Drive at the James Lee Community Center on Monday April 4th. This is a great opportunity to promote healthy bodies, minds, environments, and relationships.  Come hear presentations by local health and safety experts and receive health screenings. There will be activities and demonstrations for all ages.  This event is FREE and open to everyone.

To register or for more information, please call 703-534-3387, TTY 711.

 

Osteoarthritis: What You Know Could Save Your Joints!

Osteoarthritis: What You Know Could Save Your Joints!

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 27 million Americans live with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis which involves a mechanical “wear and tear” of the cartilage that lines the inside of our joints and which, over time, can result in damage to the connective tissue and bone around the joint. The more you know about the condition, the greater your chance for success in finding the help that you need.

“The pain of arthritis is usually described as a deep ache or throbbing joint pain that is often worse upon getting up in the morning. In addition, sufferers may also experience muscle weakness around the arthritic joint and functional limitations, such as difficulty getting up and walking,” says Dr. David Wang, a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, Virginia (www.kaplanclinic.com).