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Farmers Market Open Through Nov. 19 in Downtown Rockville

Farmers Market Open Through Nov. 19 in Downtown Rockville

 

Headaches Take Toll On Soldiers

Headaches Take Toll On Soldiers

The following information was sent to us by The Media Relations Department at Johns Hopkins Medicine:

Troops evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan with headaches unlikely to return to duty; heavy helmets a major factor

Headaches, a virtually universal human complaint at one time or another, are among the top reasons for medical evacuation of military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan, and for ongoing depletion of active-duty ranks in those countries, according to research led by Johns Hopkins specialists. Just one-third of soldiers sent home because of headaches return to duty in either place, the research shows. 

The findings, published online in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, highlight one of the fastest-growing causes of medical evacuations from the two prolonged military conflicts. 

County Sponsors Flu Vaccination Clinics for Residents

County Sponsors Flu Vaccination Clinics for Residents

 

The following notice was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

County health officials announced the 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccination clinic schedule and urged residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.  Montgomery County clinics will offer FREE vaccinations by appointment only. 

     The 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccine includes protection against the H1N1 virus, along with influenza A and influenza B strains.  Only one vaccination is needed this year—there will not be separate vaccinations for H1N1 and seasonal influenza.

Using Acupuncture to Boost Fertility. What's new in treating infertility may surprise you!

Using Acupuncture to Boost Fertility. What's new in treating infertility may surprise you!

McLean, VA – September 20, 2011 - The problem of infertility can be emotionally and financially draining, and it is also far from rare – with fully 10-15% of couples in the US having difficulty conceiving.  But what’s new in the arena of infertility treatment may surprise you: According to Lisa Lilienfield, MD, at The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, Virginia, “Medical research demonstrates that acupuncture is clinically effective in boosting fertility.”

“Overall, the research is very strong,” Dr. Lilienfield explains. “In general, a woman may be up to 65% more likely to become pregnant if she is receives acupuncture combined with IVF treatments, as compared to receiving IVF treatments alone.”

So, how does this procedure, which has been used for thousands of years to alleviate pain and boost the body’s immune system, help to improve fertility in women? In three ways, explains Dr. Lilienfield:

 

“Help Stop the Flu” Campaign

“Help Stop the Flu” Campaign

The following information was sent to us by Susan Griffiths:

Adventist HealthCare’s annual campaign to help prevent the spread of flu in the region begins Monday, September 12th.

Washington Sports Clubs Opening Doors to Hurricane Irene Victims

Although Hurricane Irene is long gone, her fury is still being felt by millions of east coast residents as they wade through her aftermath in an attempt to return to normalcy.  From severe flooding to lost power and water supply, the stories of all of our friends in all our communities affected are as expansive as those who have felt her aftermath.