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Medicare Open Enrollment Nears

Tips to help Medicare beneficiaries get ready.

Medicare beneficiaries preparing for open enrollment this month may want to consider their current health needs and the many preventive services covered by Medicare.

Walk to Prevent Suicide

Walk supports survivors of suicide loss and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The Out of the Darkness Walks are American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s largest fundraiser, producing millions for suicide prevention programs, and works to unite those who have been affected by suicide, and create communities that are “smart about mental health.”

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McLean: Crisis Link, Text and Turning Point

McLean-based nonprofit provides services and engagement during crises.

Caryline Kelly, 27, will earn her graduate degree in mental health counseling this summer. Kelly is a recovery support specialist with Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, headquartered in McLean.

Fairfax County: Kaine Requests Funding for School Drinking Water Testing

FCPS developing testing plan; last test was 2004.

In response to the lead contamination of drinking water of Flint, Michigan, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined 24 other senators asking Congress for funding to have school drinking water tested for lead and other toxins.

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McLean: Northern Virginia Women Band Together in Support of LLS Mission

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) National Capital Area Chapter announced that Team LOL – a group of 140 women, and a few good men - raised $535,000 and counting for its mission through the Team in Training program this spring, bringing their grand total to $1 million since 2013.

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McLean’s Bensten Schone Receives Victory Award from MedStar

A little more than a year ago a devastating sledding accident put McLean native Bensten Schone in a coma—the result of a serious traumatic brain injury.

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Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Springfield: Brain Injury Services honors volunteers and community partners

Maya Simbulan of Fairfax is thankful for being normal. The Lake Braddock Secondary School freshman would like to pursue work with computer graphics and plays electric wheelchair soccer.

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Springfield Veterinary Holistic Center offers extension to conventional medicine

Bettejeanne “BJ” Hammond much prefers the term “body work” to massage. “Open wine and get out the candles, that’s what people think of massage,” she said. “They think it’s to relax, but it’s so much more than that.”

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‘Where’s the Chair’ Campaign Comes to McLean, Annandale

Virginia Dental Association (VDA) hosted "Where's the Chair?" event on Friday, Jan. 29.

300 Compete in Third Annual Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Walk/Run

More than 300 runners and walkers of all ages turned out for the Third Annual Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Walk/Run on Sunday, Sept. 27, to benefit the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center, a nonprofit, early childhood education program in which children from low-income, working families build the skills they need to be ready for success in school.

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McLean Residents Buy Fresh and Local

Every Friday vendors gather in McLean to sell homegrown products.

Cartons of berries, boxes of tomatoes and tables full of flowers attract local residents to the farmers market at Lewinsville Park in McLean. Every Friday from 8 a.m. – noon customers in search of fresh produce swarm the parking lot of the park to visit popular vendors such as the Westmoreland Berry Farm or Country Gardens.

Letter: Supporting Deer Management

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you for the excellent article on deer management in Fairfax County (“A Time to Hunt?” - Connection, February 18-24, 2015). One deer can carry 1,000 ticks, and approximately 25 percent of ticks in our county carry an infectious agent.

Preventing Heart Disease in Women

A cardiologist speaks to the McLean Woman’s Club.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Woman’s Club of McLean welcomed its monthly speaker Rachel L. Berger, M. D., a cardiologist at Virginia Heart, a practice with several offices in Northern Virginia. Berger, who is board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography, has expertise in general cardiology and women’s heart health.

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Riding for a Cure

McLean man gives cancer some fighting words.

Andrew Reed’s path has not been smooth since he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer three years ago, shortly after his father died from prostate cancer. After two years of chemotherapy, six surgeries, and the death of his beloved mother this January, also from cancer, the McLean resident continues to face challenges as he fights the disease that has greatly affected his life.

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Renovation, expansion include new gym and fitness center.

On Jan. 10 elected officials, County staff, contractors and members of the community celebrated the completed expansion and renovations of Spring Hill RECenter with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The RECenter is located at Lewinsville Road and Spring Hill Road in McLean.