Healthcare News


Selections from What’s Trending This Week — May 15, 2015

5-small-changes-post1. IMPACTIVE: Women’s Health

Sometimes the effort to live a healthier lifestyle can be weighed down by the things we shouldn’t, or can’t, do. But, in honor of National Women’s Health Week this week, the Office on Women’s Health has proposed that women start telling themselves “yes!” to a healthier body and mind.

For ways to adopt a more positive outlook on getting healthy (for you, or for the women in your life!), head on over to the Office on Women’s Health blog and read more.

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Virginia Dental Association

2. PROACTIVE: Where’s the Chair?

This week, the Virginia Dental Association and its mobile dental chair were spotted in Charlottesville. VDA is currently traveling across the Commonwealth to highlight the dangers of oral cancer and to offer free oral cancer screenings to the public.

To see where the mobile dental chair is headed next, check out what’s trending with #wheresthechair and visit the Virginia Dental Association’s Facebook page.

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Virginia Tourism Corporation

3. INTERACTIVE: Get Kids Moving

Are you ready to #MoveinMay? Studies show that active kids (and young adults!) learn better and can focus more easily, improving both academic performance and classroom behavior.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Need help thinking of activities to keep your kids up and moving this summer? In honor of National Kids to Parks day (tomorrow, May 16!), here are some ideas for outdoor experiences for kids, courtesy of Virginia’s Tourism Travel Blog.