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How Holiday Stress Affects Your Skin (and What to do About it)

How Holiday Stress Affects Your Skin (and What to do About it)

The holiday season is upon us, and while for many it means colder temperatures and Santa, for others it means a major increase in stress. In fact, there are many people who even suffer from the “holiday blues,” because of the stress brought on by the hustle and bustle of the season. What many people don’t realize is how that stress can affect their skin, or what they can do about it when it happens.

“The holiday season is a time when we are largely out of our normal routines, which alone can be a stressor,” explains Dr. Sanjiv Saini of MD Dermatology, with locations in Edgewater, Glen Burnie and Lexington Park, Maryland. “Many people will find that they have skin issues that emerge or become worse during this period due to the added stress.”

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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and
5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

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LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Crystal Clear Acne Clinic Launches New Skin Coaching Website: The Acne Mentor

Crystal Clear Acne Clinic Launches New Skin Coaching Website: The Acne Mentor

With thousands of adults and teenagers suffering from acne across America, we need a quick, easy solution to skin health that caters to our own skin problems. Crystal Wellman, master aesthetician and owner of Crystal Clear Acne Clinic, has created the perfect solution for everyone: The Acne Mentor, a website to allow patients access to individualized skin coaching from the experts.

“Everyone’s acne is different and triggered by different sources, such as environment, hormones, genetics or stress,” affirms Crystal Wellman, master aesthetician and owner of Crystal Clear Acne Clinic and The Acne Mentor. “Individualized coaching allows a skincare professional to look at your situation and determine the best and most effective treatment for you.”

Finding the perfect skincare routine that yields results and healthy skin can be a difficult journey. Here are a few benefits of working with a skin coach:

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Woman killed in Fairfax Co. crash


FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- A two-vehicle collision involving a freightliner truck resulted in the death of a 77-year-old woman Wednesday in Fairfax County.

Police say it happened around 6:10 p.m. at the intersection of Ox Road (Rt. 123) and Little Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Preliminary investigation determined that a 1994 Lexus being driven by an 80-year-old man was southbound on Ox Road and a 2007 freightliner truck was being driven northbound by a 42-year-old woman.

The driver of the Lexus attempted to make a left turn onto Little Ox Road and was struck by the truck, police said. The driver and passenger of the Lexus were both transported to a local hospital, where the passenger died.

Police identified the victim was Gladys Moline.

Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. No charges have been placed at this time, however the investigation continues.

Fairfax County school screening procedures for Ebola


FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- The cold and flu season is coming, but this year will be different because of the Ebola virus.

For the first time, some students will be asked about their family's travel history. Depending on their answers, they may be sent home for 21 days.

Fairfax County Public Schools was first to enact the new policy. Now, several others, including Prince William County Schools, have followed suit.

When a child develops a fever of at least 100.4 Fahrenheit in school, the school nurse or aide is to ask if the child or a family member has recently been to Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

Lea Woolsey, Fairfax County Public Schools Director of Operations and Strategic planning for the Department of Special Services says the new policy is a partnership with the Health Department.

Woman missing from Centreville found in woods


CENTREVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police in Fairfax County say they have found a woman who had been missing since noon on Monday.

Seventy-three-year-old Blanca Sone of Woodfield Drive in Centreville was found Tuesday morning in the woods nearby her home, say police.

At 10 a.m. she was being checked by fire and rescue crews.

Previously, the police department had distributed flyers to residents in the community. Tuesday morning, police said in a release, "Thank you to all who helped in the search."