Our network

Health

Dietitian Susan Moore joins The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

Dietitian Susan Moore joins The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

McLean, VA – December 4, 2011 Susan Moore, MS, RD, has become a member of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. For over 30 years as a dietitian in private practice and Certified LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) therapist, Susan has helped clients adopt healthier eating habits and lifestyles. Her clients include those suffering with chronic pain, depression, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center, Inc. Announces Plans for Expansion

From NoVA Medical Group:

ASHBURN, VA (November 9, 2011) – Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center, Inc., the largest primary care practice in Loudoun County, announces its plan for a Leesburg renovation and expansion into Prince William County.

3.0 Senior Tennis Team from Leesburg Captures National Championships

3.0 Senior Tennis Team from Leesburg Captures National Championships

 

From the Ida Lee Park Tennis Center:

On a beautiful, sunny day at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Mid-Atlantic team from Leesburg defeated the Pacific Northwest women’s team from Lake Oswego, Oregon to capture their first 3.0 senior championships.

'We have a great group of senior players in the Loudoun community, and we are very proud of that," said Head Tennis profession Moses Gittens.  "We just had Middleburg Tennis Club winning the 4.0 Senior National Championships last week and this week was our turn at the 3.0 level.  That says a lot about local tennis in Loudoun County."

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…
Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Joins INOVA Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local

 

OLD TOWN MANASSAS FARMER’S MARKET JOINS INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM BUY FRESH, BUY LOCAL

SNAP Recipients Buy $10 in Tokens and Get an Additional $10 Courtesy of Inova

Inova Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, which is part of Inova’s healthy weight management and children’s obesity prevention program, has joined with the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market by matching SNAP (Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program) funds dollar for dollar up to $10. So if a SNAP recipient buys $10 in tokens, they will get an additional $10 courtesy of Inova. Inova can fund up to $2,000 a year. The program will run now through Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 and Saturdays only from Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Mar. 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org.

Just Had Surgery? Feeling Swollen and Sore? Lymphatic Drainage Therapy May Be Your Answer!

Just Had Surgery?  Feeling Swollen and Sore?  Lymphatic Drainage Therapy May Be Your Answer!

McLean, VA – October 13, 2011– Lymph-drainage therapy is a deeply relaxing massage that is useful for relieving chronic and subacute inflammations. While it is most commonly used in the treatment of cancer-related lymphedema (swelling from fluid retention), it also has many other applications. For example, it can relieve post-surgical edema, it can help remove residual anesthesia from the body, and it can assist in relieving pain and anxiety in patients suffering with fibromyalgia symptoms. In addition, by helping to remove toxins from the body, it also can be a valuable therapy for patients undergoing detoxification treatments for heavy metal or mold toxicity.

Explains Certified Massage Therapist Linda Glick, “The lymphatic system is a complex network of lymph vessels and organs that circulates lymph fluid and specialized cells throughout the body.

You Aren’t Still Laying Out in the Sun or Using Tanning Beds ... Are You?

You Aren’t Still Laying Out in the Sun or Using Tanning Beds ... Are You?

Story by Cindy L. Kemper
Cindy is a Leesburg, VA-based, SI certified, AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor

Did you know?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer—affecting over 2 million people—are diagnosed annually.

  1. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
  2. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
  3. Over the past 31 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.

With those alarming numbers, we still find people baking in the sun and using indoor tanning beds. We are all searching for the fountain of youth and if one wants to change their look in an instant without needles, knives, sun damage or even a doctor’s visit, sunless tanning is the answer.