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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What steps are you taking to make sure you are healthy?

Early Breast Cancer Detection - What You Should Know:
Women over age 20 should be aware of the warning signs and risk factors for breast cancer.
https://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/medical/oncology/diagnostics/mammography.aspx

Breast Self-Examination:https://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/medical/early_breast_cancer_detection.aspx

Genetic Testing: https://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/HealthInformation/Breast_Cancer_Risk_Genetic_Testing.aspx

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The flu season is right around the corner and things are expected to get even busier for Dr. Ian Seemungal and staff at Virginia Hospital Center. “We do get stories of patients coming in feeling very ill,” the Infectious Disease Specialist said. “Sometimes they have to be admitted to the hospital, and sometimes they have mild influenza and they can be treated in the office.” The problem is, the U.S. may be in for a bad season. Experts usually look to the southern hemisphere’s flu season to predict what might happen in America. And things weren't looking good down under. According to Australia’s Immunization Coalition, as of late September, Australia has already recorded more than 168,337 influenza cases, compared to 91,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2015.

Where can I get the flu vaccine?

1. It’s easy to find a great primary care physician who administers the flu vaccine – and offers same-day appointments, in-house lab services and accept new patients. https://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/doctors/default.aspx

2. Stop by the Outpatient Pharmacy at Virginia Hospital Center. Our immunizations-certified healthcare professionals can administer flu vaccine for adolescents, adults, and seniors Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans including Medicare Part B. If you don’t have insurance, our flu vaccine is competitively priced.https://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/AboutUs/Services/Outpatient_Pharmacy.aspx

3. Businesses can schedule flu shot clinics at their work site through Virginia Hospital Center’s HealthWorks program. For more information call the Health Promotion Department at 703.558.6740.

To watch this video on WJLA's website, go to http://wjla.com/news/local/us-may-be-in-for-bad-flu-season-medical-officials-warn

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Patient Care Services Interview & Hiring Event for RNs, PCAs, and Techs
Interviews and offers on the spot by Hiring Managers!
Tours will be available.

Join us on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

in the Virginia Hospital Center Atrium located in Zone A

Call 703.558.8109 to RSVP.

All registered attendees entered in a drawing to win one of many $100 Visa Gift Cards.

Validated parking will be provided.

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Dr. Bear® is in NICU

Our partnership with Children’s National Health System means that our babies in The Marjorie Sands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have the best care, right here in the community.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Calling all of our NICU graduates & their families! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon celebrating our NICU "graduates," children cared for in the Marjorie Sands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Funds raised from the NICU Reunion will support the purchase of a new “Mobile NICU,” which transports our most vulnerable patients throughout the Hospital and keeps life-saving equipment with the newborn as he/she receives testing, treatment, and other specialized care. To register today, click on the link below.

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Virginia Hospital Center healthy living programs cover a broad spectrum of health subjects that share a common goal: to improve and maintain the health of the community.

https://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/events/healthy_living/default.aspx

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“By addressing the weight, we can prevent medical problems, and we can also treat problems that patients currently have. We just go to the core issue in dealing with the weight itself. Once they lose the weight, they become healthier, and whatever [health] problems they have, a lot of them improve or resolve. Life expectancy improves. Their quality of life improves dramatically.”
- Dr. J.R. Salameh, medical director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Virginia Hospital Center.

https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/health/medical-features/2017/08/25/medically-managed/

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Stroke Patient Success Story
“It’s not common, but 28% of strokes occur in people younger than 65 years. Everyone is at risk for a stroke, but the risks increase with age.”
— Daniel Davis, MD, VHC Physician Group – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Tiffani was only 31, newly engaged and immersed in planning her wedding. So, when she woke up to a migraine headache that just kept getting worse, she went to an emergency room and was treated for dehydration. The next day, her speech started to slur and her whole right side went limp. She was taken to Virginia Hospital Center where doctors determined she had suffered a stroke. The news was startling because of her age, no high blood pressure or other risk factors...
To read Tiffany's story, click on the link below.
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