Parenting in a Pandemic: Back to School Safety Tips

By jsmith | August 19, 2020

As a parent, there are countless life milestones you’ve been preparing for since you had your first child. Although the first day of school is on that list, no one could have anticipated the circumstances we’re currently under. Some things may be out of our control, but there are ways to feel more prepared for what you’re walking into. This…

Helpful Tips for Summertime Safety

By jsmith | July 23, 2020

The summer months have always been the time of year when outdoor activity picks up, and people are getting out more than ever after this year’s springtime quarantine. These adventurous days outside usually lead to a fun time and a good night’s sleep, but unfortunately, not always. Health issues related to dehydration and drowning are…

National Cancer Survivors Day

By jsmith | June 4, 2020

June 7th is the 33rd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day! A day for anyone who has been affected by cancer—including over 16.9 million cancer survivors living in the U.S.—to connect, reflect, and celebrate milestones. It’s also a day to bring awareness to the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face in order to promote more research, resources,…

Care for the Skin You’re In

By jsmith | May 27, 2020

As the warmer weather picks up and we start spending more time outside, it’s necessary to educate ourselves on the serious risks, causes, and dangers of skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a great reminder to love and protect your skin from the most common cancer worldwide. This month, Alexandria Emergency Hospital is…

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

By jsmith | April 7, 2020

Children pick up on their parents’ energy and moods, and they understand something is happening in the world right now. If it hasn’t already, the initial excitement of taking a break from school will wear off, and the lack of routine can be distressing for some children. If explaining this pandemic to your kids feels…

Understanding Endometriosis

By jsmith | March 10, 2020

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a topic that brings women, families, and medical communities together. The Endometriosis Awareness movement began in 1993 when Mary Lou Ballweg and seven other women decided that endometriosis, and all the women around the world suffering from it, deserved to be recognized. As with all health issues, the best way…

Protect Your Smile

By jsmith | February 24, 2020

When you meet someone, their mouth is usually one of the first things you notice about them. That’s because your mouth is a major focal point, and whether you’re talking, eating, or taking a picture, it’s regularly on display. But, because many oral health issues go unnoticed until it’s too late, we can end up…

New Year, New Start

By jsmith | January 14, 2020

The new year is the optimal time to commit to living a healthier life. Nothing can light a fire under us like the idea of a fresh start, and here it is!  Plan it out When making resolutions, planning is essential to their success. Broadly generalizing your goals can deter you from accomplishing them. For…

Give Your Elf on the Shelf a Break

By jsmith | December 5, 2019

We’re offering parents a week off with an Elf on the Shelf Doctor’s note. Read more below and click here for a downloadable copy!

National Diabetes Awareness Month

By jsmith | November 20, 2019

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to talk about the ways to prevent and manage diabetes. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an additional 84 million people in the U.S. are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This November, Alexandria Emergency Hospital is shining a light on how to…