Health Notes

Health Notes

Know something that should be listed in Health & Fitness? Send a brief write-up to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA, 22102, fax to 703-917-0991 or call Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459.

Inova Fairfax Hospital hosts "Preemies Today Fourth Annual Celebration and Silent Auction" Saturday, June 9 from 3-6 p.m. at the hospital's Physician's Conference Center, 3800 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Call 703-552-0163 or see

Springfield residents may be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will be at the St. Bernadette Church on Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m. St. Bernadette Church is located at 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule and appointment, call 1877-237-1287 or

Haven of Northern Virginia offers a free six-week support group for those grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. The group begins Wednesday, June 20 from 7:30–9 p.m. at the center, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Registration required. To register call 703-941-7000, e-mail or visit

The Jewish Social Services Agency offers a number of workshops and classes. It is located at 3018 Javier Road in Fairfax. To register or for information call 703-204-9100.

* Get Connected: Adult Social Skills. Tuesdays, June 12-Aug.14, time TBA. For men and women ages 19-30 who may have Asperger's Syndrome and are having difficulty transitioning into successful young adulthood. Participants learn and practice skills for making friends, initiating conversation, making decisions and more.

* Living from your Center: The Art of Relaxation to Reduce Stress and Maximize Living. Six Mondays beginning July 9 from 7-8 p.m. Learn how to shift from stressed-out and exhausted to relaxed and refreshed.

* Memory Coaching Workshop Series. Six Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. beginning June 12. For older adults who are experiencing mild cognitive impairments. Limited to six participants. Interested participants will first meet with a social worker for a brief assessment.

Good Grief for Children 5-12 Years Old. Life with Cancer Family Center, Suite 203, Room B, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax., in the Merrifield area. This is the continuation of an eight-week series utilizing group activities and art therapy through which children can share thoughts and feelings to help with the grief process. Call 703-698-2841 or visit

Lung Cancer Group. Join fellow lung cancer patients and family members to discuss the challenges of living with lung cancer and its treatments. Facilitated by an oncology counselor. At the Life with Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax, Room 1E. Call 703-698-2841 or visit