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Can Mentally Challenging Games Prevent Cognitive Decline?

Consistent brain fitness connected to improved memory, reasoning and processing.

Can Mentally Challenging Games Prevent Cognitive Decline?

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Lorton Fire Station Gets a Makeover

Station just off Lorton Road is upgraded to meet the expanding population in the area.

Lorton Fire Station

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Potomac Riverkeeper Has Hands Full of Plastics

Plus storm drains are portals for pet waste and excess fertilizer.

Potomac Riverkeeper

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Inova Awards $240K in Community Health Funds to Local Nonprofits

Annual grant doubled in amount this year due to the pandemic impacts.

Inova fund

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Environmental Expo Finds a Home in Fort Hunt Park

Tents, causes, and horrid tales of the lanternfly highlight the event.

Environmental Expo

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Bikeway Will Link Newington to the Metro Station

The wooded trail is being linked and extended for commuters and hikers.

Cinder Bed Bikeway

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Teacher Vaccinations Begin in Fairfax County

In accordance with State and local Health department groupings, teachers and school staff in Phase 1b began receiving vaccinations on Monday, Jan. 11.

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Land Acquired Near Springfield for New Inova Medical Campus

Changes coming to area close to the metro and town center.

Inova Medical Campus

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The Work of Bees, Birds and Butterflies Officially Recognized

National Pollinator Week notes the importance of pollination to the food chain.

Pollinator week

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Front Line Medical Staff Get New Tennis Shoes

Local athletic shoe companies donate special shoes to medical staff Impacted by COVID-19.

New shoes for medical workers.

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Mount Vernon Farmers Market To Open in May

It could pave the way for more as the county could gradually reopen.

Some Farmers Markets to open in May

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Chef Andres’ World Central Kitchen Feeding Hundreds in Mount Vernon

In the pandemic, need for food is great around Rising Hope United Methodist Church

Chef Andres

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Are Hospitals in Northern Virginia Ready?

Projections show a critical lack of hospital beds and ICU beds.

Northern Virginia’s health care system could be overwhelmed by an influx of patients infected with the novel coronavirus, according to an assessment from the Harvard Global Health Institute. The projections show hospitals in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria could quickly fill their available beds with patients, forcing administrators to either expand capacity or make the kind of life-and-death decisions about care that Italy has been forced into by the crisis.

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