Archives: ‘Health’

Tenants And Workers United Lauds Senate for Making Consumer Protections A Part Of Health Reform Bill

December 21st, 2009 | [From: Health]

In light of the Senate vote on December 20 to move healthcare reform forward, Tenants and Workers United released the following statement.

“The Senate vote brings us closer to affordable quality healthcare for millions of Americans and a time where no one goes broke because they can’t afford health insurance. We fully expect the final bill to go further by creating a robust public option and expanding access to Medicare and Medicaid benefits,” says Tenicka Boyd, Health Care Organizer for Tenants and Workers United.

Nearly Three Quarter Of A Million H1N1 Doses On Its Way!

December 21st, 2009 | [From: Health]

Today the State Health Commissioner has opened the door for all Virginians to get immunized against H1N1 influenza.

“Today’s allocation of 700,000 doses of vaccine makes it possible to now offer H1N1 vaccinations to all Virginians,” said State Health Commissioner Karen Remley, M.D., MBA. “Put down on your holiday list making sure your family and loved ones get their vaccinations.”

Tenants And Workers United Lauds Senate for Making Consumer Protections A Part Of Health Reform Bill

December 21st, 2009 | [From: Health]

In light of the Senate vote on December 20 to move healthcare reform forward, Tenants and Workers United released the following statement.

“The Senate vote brings us closer to affordable quality healthcare for millions of Americans and a time where no one goes broke because they can’t afford health insurance. We fully expect the final bill to go further by creating a robust public option and expanding access to Medicare and Medicaid benefits,” says Tenicka Boyd, Health Care Organizer for Tenants and Workers United.

Media Advisory: Alexandria Health Department Casey Health Center Expands H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinic Hours

December 9th, 2009 | [From: Health, Other News]

The Alexandria Health Department Casey Health Center, 1200 N. Howard Street, is expanding its hours for providing H1N1 flu vaccine to the public during December. Vaccinations are still targeted to the following CDC-designated priority groups:

Pregnant women
Children and young adults ages 6 months to 24 years
Adults ages 25 to 64 with chronic illness such as asthma and diabetes
Healthcare workers

Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommended To Help Prevent Secondary Infections

December 4th, 2009 | [From: Health]

Secondary bacterial pneumonia was a frequent cause of illness and death during each of the influenza pandemics of the 20th century. Pneumococcal infections have also been identified as a complication in some severe and fatal cases of the current H1N1 influenza pandemic.

Kerry, Moran Respond To Phenomenon Of Intersex Fish

December 3rd, 2009 | [From: From Congress, Health]

oday, Congressman Jim Moran of Northern Virginia and Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts introduced legislation to explore linkages between hormone disrupting chemicals in the environment and everyday goods and the dramatic increase of autism, hyperactivity, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, prostate cancer and other hormone related disorders.

Tobacco-rich Virginia Bans Smoking In Restaurants

December 1st, 2009 | [From: Health, Top Stories]

More than two years ago, the Alexandria City Council began lobbying the General Assembly to ban smoking in public restaurants. During the 2009 session, the legislature finally agreed and made no smoking in restaurants the law of the Commonwealth. Today, that law took effect.

Health Reform And Virginia

November 23rd, 2009 | [From: Health]

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of a report that highlights the benefits of health insurance reform for Virginia. “Health Insurance Reform and Virginia: The Case for Change” is available at www.HealthReform.gov.

Report Reveals Those Most Likely To Die Due To Family Or Intimate Partner Violence

November 23rd, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime, Health]

A new report from the Virginia Department of Health examines the demographic and event characteristics for 1232 Virginia family and intimate partner homicides that occurred between 1999 and 2007.

Virginia Response To H1N1 Pandemic

November 20th, 2009 | [From: Health, Other News]

On Sunday, November 22, Alexandria will hold an H1N1 vaccination clinic at T. C. Williams High School from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vaccinations are free of charge. This clinic will be focused on those at highest priority for H1N1 vaccination as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and who are eligible to receive the nasal form of the vaccine. This includes individuals between ages 2 and 49 who do not have asthma or who are not immunosuppressed.