Our network

Health

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

 

 

In honor of Asthma Awareness Month, locally renowned pediatric allergist, Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. is hosting free asthma screenings on Thurs., May 30 at LA Fitness at 1490 Classic Path Way, SE and Fri., May 31 at the Gainesville Sports & Health Club at 7201 Heritage Village Plaza from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the health clubs. The screenings are open to adults and children and no appointment is necessary. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information.

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

 

 

In honor of Asthma Awareness Month, locally renowned pediatric allergist, Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. is hosting free asthma screenings on Thurs., May 30 at LA Fitness at 1490 Classic Path Way, SE and Fri., May 31 at the Gainesville Sports & Health Club at 7201 Heritage Village Plaza from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the health clubs. The screenings are open to adults and children and no appointment is necessary. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information.

What’s Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer?

What’s Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer?

 

Last week Angelina Jolie astonished most of us by announcing that she had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery as a way of minimizing her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.  In sharing her story with the public, she explained that her mother had died of breast cancer at the age of 56, and that she, Angelina, had inherited a “faulty” BRCA-1 gene, leading her doctors to conclude that she had a very high risk of developing the disease (about 87 percent). 

According to Dr. Lisa Lilienfield of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean VA,  By sharing her story, Angelina offered each of us an excellent opportunity to reflect upon our own health situation and options.  If you have a strong history of breast cancer in your immediate family and are concerned about your own genetic risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, you may want to seek genetic counseling with a specialist.”

“Dance Your Heart Out” Campaign Raises Money For American Heart Association

“Dance Your Heart Out” Campaign Raises Money For American Heart Association

In honor of National Heart Month, Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. is featuring their “Dance Your Heart Out” campaign, offering unlimited adult dance and mind/body classes throughout February for a special price of $110. And MFAC will donate 10 percent of all “Dance Your Heart Out class fees to the American Heart Association. Schedules can be viewed at www.metrofinearts.com. Classes are available at Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. locations.

MFAC’s “Dance Your Heart Out” campaign includes all adult dance, yoga and MetroBarre classes. A regular adult class fee is 10 classes for $130. The February “Dance Your Heart Out” program provides unlimited adult class access at a significantly discounted set fee of $110 with 10 percent donated to the American Heart Association.

BARRE CLASSES NOW OFFERED at METRO FINE ARTS-FIRST CLASS IS FREE

BARRE CLASSES NOW OFFERED at METRO FINE ARTS-FIRST CLASS IS FREE

Mind/body fitness programs are popular workouts, and now Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) is teaching the ground-breaking program of Metro Barre, combining the best of ballet barre, yoga and Pilates into a comprehensive workout of isometric exercises to build leaner muscles. MFAC offers the first class for free. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metrofinearts.com for class schedules.

“Metro Barre is the perfect mix of core and strength training, blended with the barre training that until now, was only used in dance instruction,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and executive director of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. “Celebrities, athletes, men and women, young and old are trading in their Pilates and yoga routines for barre fitness classes--it’s a transformational workout that delivers fast, effective and long lasting results,” said Dobbs.

5 Tips for Parents of BB Gun Owners

5 Tips for Parents of BB Gun Owners

Each Christmas, there are children around America who unwrap a new, non-powder gun. These guns include BB, pellet, and paintball. While many parents may believe such guns to be harmless, and even see them as a toy, statistics suggest otherwise. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 20,000 injuries result from these types of guns each year, with four percent of them requiring hospitalization.

“These guns are not toys at all, and they can certainly do damage both to people and to animals,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “In our line of work, we have seen it often – kids who shoot at animals just for fun, and leave them distressed and injured. These guns create problems that parents are not even usually aware of.”

Here are 5 tips for parents who may have a child with one of these non-powder guns, or who are considering getting one for them:

 

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

 

Each New Year millions of people make resolutions in hopes for everything from losing weight to quitting smoking to learning how to control their anger. The problem is that many are not sure what things can truly help them have a great year, or what changes they need to make to help those resolutions become a reality. The good news is that there are some really small changes people can make that will help give them a great New Year.

“Most people sit down to make their resolutions and they simply want to lose weight or something like that,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation and leads the events. “Just making that a resolution doesn’t show you the path on how to achieve results, or happiness. When you are happier and more complete, you will find it much easier to achieve those goals.”

There are a variety of good things that people can focus on to help bring them a great 2013, including: