Health Notes Feb. 4-10

Health Notes Feb. 4-10

Know of something missing from our health & fitness listings? E-mail it to Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

A reflexology class will be offered in January at Yoga & Bodywork Studio, 530 S. 24th St. Call 571-217-1353 to be put on the list. A deposit is required.

The Ballston Commonwalk program is free. It meets Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8-9 a.m. where walkers go at their own pace. Meet at 9:15 a.m. for group exercise at the sign in table (inside the mall across the information desk). It is a nice and safe environment especially with the winter coming up. For more information and where to meet, call 703-558-6859.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group. This group offers an opportunity to meet with other caregivers to discuss ways to manage stresses and challenges associated with caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. This group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Carlin Springs Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road. For information 703-558-5903.

NAMI-Arlington sponsors a support group for parents of children, teens and young adults with a psychiatric diagnosis. Meetings are the third Sunday of each month, with the next meeting Sunday, Nov. 16 at 1- 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St. For more information, contact Naomi Verdugo at 703-862-9588.

There are health talks on Wednesdays, Nov. 19, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 from 11 a.m.-noon at Carlin Springs Health Pavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free, but space limited. To RSVP, 703-558-6740.

Potomac Crossfit just opened last week in Arlington. They have free workouts at 1039 N. Highland St., on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Visit for more.

Body & Soul Fitness fall classes are starting. Contact instructor for information on individual classes. Basic & Beyond class meets at The Falls Church, 104 E. Fairfax Street, Falls Church on Mondays 10:30-11:45 a.m. and Wednesdays 12:30-1:45 p.m., call Dana Elsnick at 703-847-9814. For more information visit

AIDS/STD/Family Planning Services. Provided by Arlington County Public Health Division. Call 703-228-1200 to schedule a same-day appointment for STD and family planning services. Clinic hours: Mondays noon-3 p.m. at 3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200B, and Thursdays 3-6 p.m. at South Walter Reed Drive. For HIV testing, no appointment is necessary – just visit during clinic hours: Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. at 800 South Walter Reed Drive or Thursdays 10-1 p.m. at 3033 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200B. Call 703-228-5200.

Into Safe Arms helps save the lives of newborns in danger of abandonment and preserves the heath and future of their mothers. 703-752-5262.

Darkness to Light encourages adults to take responsibility in preventing child sexual abuse. 1-866-FOR-LIGHT.

CareRing provides free, daily check-in phone calls to individuals who are alone, aged, disabled or chronically ill. CareRing keeps minor issues from escalating into major emergencies. Visit or call 703-516-6764.

Depressive and Manic Depressive Group meets every Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at Sunrise of Falls Church, 200 N. Washington St., Falls Church. Call Marshall Epstein at 703-641-5460.

Free yoga class offered to both new and experienced students at Sun & Moon Yoga Studios. These classes are offered to the public through our teacher-training program (an experienced teacher will supervise). Located in Fairfax (9998 Main Street) and Arlington (3811 Lee Highway) studios. Space is limited and registration is required:

Doorways for Women and Families provides a safe, weekly, confidential domestic violence support group. The support group helps current and former victims of domestic violence share feelings, thoughts and information to make healthy life choices and end abuse. Call 703-237-0881. Meetings are held Tuesdays.

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups (Patient Discussion, Carepartners and Wilber McBay Exercise Program) meet weekday mornings at the Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. The Parkinson Foundation (PFNCA) invites persons with PD and their carepartners. Interested participants must call ahead. Contact Leon Paparella at 202-966-4450.

The Women's Center offers counseling and educational programs at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. Visit or call Vittoria Grant, LPC, Program Manager at 703-281-4928 ext. 402. Call 703-281-4928 ext. 300 for our Spanish-speaking hotline.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will offer Pet Loss Support Group meetings at the animal shelter at 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive on the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. beginning in January. Call the League at 703-931-9241 x246 or visit

Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group meets every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at Falls Church High School Entrance 1, Career Center-Room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail.

Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorders Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, 3302 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Call Loren Booda at 703-524-9474.

Arlington Fairfax Hematology Oncology announces that Neelima Denduluri, M.D. has joined the practice’s Arlington office. She specializes in the treatment and care of breast cancer patients.

Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia offers testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Testing for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and hepatitis A, B and C will be available Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Testing for HIV is now available at the Northern Virginia facility Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ZUMBA fitness is a cardio workout based on Latin music and dance steps. All fitness levels welcome, no dance experience needed. Thursdays at 6 p.m., Arlington YMCA, 3422 N 13th St. First class free, then drop-in guest fee $8. Call YMCA at 703-525-5420 or

The International Cesarean Awareness Network Inc. (ICAN), is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Tysons Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088.

The Epilepsy Foundation sponsors the Support Groups and Classes for Parents of Children (all ages) with Seizure Disorders, Adults diagnosed with Seizure Disorders, and Caregivers. Free of charge. Call Dana at 703-425-6660.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Groups at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane:

* Group for families meets the first Monday of the month, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call Marie 703-978-6425.

* Group for sufferers meets every Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call Peter 703-535-6575

AIDS/STD Services. The goal of the program is to prevent sexually transmitted infections and HIV. Twice weekly clinics provide testing, treatment, education and referral for STDs and HIV. Both anonymous and confidential HIV testing is offered 800 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. STD Clinics, including confidential HIV testing, are held on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. and Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. Call 703-228-5200.

Child Health (Well Child) Clinic. The goals are to prevent childhood disease, disability, or mortality and to promote optimum physical and mental development by providing preventive health assessments and parental education at recommended intervals for infants and children from six weeks to 5 years of age. Services include well child exams which consist of a physical exam; developmental and nutritional assessment; vision, hearing, and lead poisoning screening; health and parent education; and assessment and provision of needed immunizations. Call 703-228-1200.

Dental Clinic. The goal is to prevent the harmful effects of dental disease among members of the target population: children through high school age (and adults 60 and older). The core services include preventive and diagnostic procedures such as examinations, X-rays, fluoride treatments, prophylaxis, and sealants. Call 703-228-1200.

Free Hypnosis Screenings Tuesday - Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. with appointment. Call 703-352-5042.

The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region sponsors several support groups for adults diagnosed with seizure disorders and caregivers, free of charge. Call 703-425-6660.

Arlington Public health holds regular anonymous HIV testing, no appointment required. To be tested, visit 1800 N. Edison St. Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. or Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Testing by appointment is also available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 12-1:30 p.m. Call 703-228-5266.