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5 Things You May Not Know About Acupuncture

Each year, millions of people in America use acupuncture, a traditional Chinese approach to improving health. While acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,000 years, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it has become increasingly popular in America over the past few decades. Still, many people are not familiar with what it is and what it can be used for.

“Acupuncture is an effective way to treat many different ailments that people experience,” explains Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (www.kaplanclinic.com), located in McLean, VA.  “While some people may be skeptical at first, they end up as fans, after they try acupuncture and see how it helps improve their health and well being.”

Salon Daniel Raises More than $500 to Help the American Heart Association

In support of the American Heart Association’s Go RED campaign, Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., raised more than $500.  For more information, call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Salon Daniel collected the donations by asking their clients to wear ‘red’ on Saturdays. Salon Daniel donated 10 percent of the client’s total service to the American Heart Association.

We appreciate the support of all our customers who helped make the Go Red campaign such a success. Heart disease is something we all need to be aware of, and the Go Red campaign is a great way to get the word out to take care of our hearts, said Daniel Bechara, owner of Salon Daniel, McLean, Va.

 

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Helps Underserved in Virginia

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Helps Underserved in Virginia

My Tran, DDS of Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry in Gainesville, Va. is an active participant in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mission of Mercy project, a program that targets underserved parts of Virginia, where there are not enough dental practitioners to adequately address the community’s oral health needs. She was recently in Gloucester, Va. where she did extractions on children and adults. For more information on Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry and their work with Mission of Mercy, call 703.754.1580.

Depression Screening for Older Adults

Depression Screening for Older Adults

From Fairfax County:

Do you ever wonder if you might have bouts of sadness that are especially hard to get over?  Do your family members worry about you and tell you that you might be depressed?  You probably know that everyone experiences sadness in life, disappointments, and the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one, but depression is different.  People who are sad can generally continue their daily routines and activities.  But serious depression is a medical illness that interferes with a person’s ability to function as they normally do. 

5 Things to Avoid if You Get Migraines

5 Things to Avoid if You Get Migraines

From Cher Murphy of CherMurphyPR:

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – Did you know that almost 30 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches? It’s true, according to the National Headache Foundation. For those who live with migraines, or suspect they may get them, there are things they can do to try to avoid some of the more common triggers that bring them on.

 

Fairfax County Proclaims December 1 Aids Awareness Day

Fairfax County has proclaimed December 1, 2010 as Aids Awareness Day. Learn more about HIV prevention, testing, and World AIDS day 2010

From Fairfax County:

At the November 16, 2010 meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaimed December 1, 2010 as AIDS Awareness Day to coincide with World AIDS Day.

Neighbors oppose cell tower at Holmes Middle School

As of Nov. 18, 149 people had signed an online petition created by the Lincolnia Park Civic Association protesting a proposed cell tower on the Holmes Middle School campus.