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Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

LEARNINGRX’s TOP BRAIN FOODS; BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK MAR. 16 - 22

LEARNINGRX’s TOP BRAIN FOODS; BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK MAR. 16 - 22

LearningRx is commemorating the 20th anniversary of Brain Awareness Week, Mar., 16 - 22, and provides a list of the top 20 brain foods that support brain function like broccoli, tomatoes, walnuts, blueberries, avocados, salmon, red wine, dark chocolate, cinnamon,  pumpkin seeds, olive oil, hummus, green and black teas, almonds, beets, whole grains, coffee, eggs, curry and garlic. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

LEARNINGRx to COLLECT TOYS for LOCAL SALVATION ARMY; AND DONATES BRAIN-BUILDING TOYS

LEARNINGRx to COLLECT TOYS for LOCAL SALVATION ARMY;  AND DONATES BRAIN-BUILDING TOYS

LearningRx of Vienna, Va., Reston, Va. Fairfax, Va., Chantilly, Va., Leesburg, Va., and N. Potomac, Md. are collecting toys at their brain-training centers from now through Dec. 24 for the their respective, local Salvation Army facilities. For every five toys that are collected, LearningRx will also donate one of their ‘smart’ brain-building toys to Salvation Army; toys that help build cognitive skills, like memory, auditory, logic, attention and processing speed. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

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.

BELLEZZA SPA’s PAOLA BERRIOS JOINS “LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER” CAMPAIGN

BELLEZZA SPA’s PAOLA BERRIOS JOINS  “LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER” CAMPAIGN

Paola Berrios, owner, Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. is joining the “Look Good Feel Better” campaign held at Life with Cancer, a hands-on workshop conducted by professional cosmetologists to help women manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Berrios will teach Look Good, Feel Better workshops Aug., 12, Oct. 14, 2014, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 19 and Dec. 14, 2015 at Life with Cancer offices at 8411 Pennell Street in Fairfax, Va. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“Bellezza Spa is honored to be a part of the Look Good, Feel Better Campaign at Life with Cancer,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. “Through the workshop, we hope our beauty tips and techniques can provide some rejuvenation to cancer patients,” said Berrios.

LOCAL PEDIATRIC ALLERGIST GIVES FREE ASTHMA SCREENING at GAINESVILLE FIRE DEPT.; FREE SUMMER FIRE SA

LOCAL PEDIATRIC ALLERGIST GIVES FREE ASTHMA SCREENING at GAINESVILLE FIRE DEPT.; FREE SUMMER FIRE SA

Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. is offering free asthma screenings on Sat., May 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gainesville District Volunteer Fire Department on 14450 John Marshall Highway in Gainesville, Va., in honor of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. In addition to the free asthma screenings from Dr. Paluvoi, attendees can learn summer fire safety tips, get their car seats checked and get a tour of a fire truck from Gainesville, Va. firefighters.  For more information, go to www.vasneezers.com.

“Asthma can be debilitating if not treated properly,” said Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D., allergist and owner of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville, Lansdowne and Falls Church, Va. “Many people don’t realize that they have asthma, until they end up in an emergency room, which is why I’m a strong advocate for preventive screenings and treatments,” said Dr. Paluvoi.

LOCAL ALLERGIST, Dr. Paluvoi, NAMED “TOP DOCTOR” in WASHINGTONIAN and NO. VA. MAGAZINES

LOCAL ALLERGIST, Dr. Paluvoi, NAMED “TOP DOCTOR” in  WASHINGTONIAN and NO. VA. MAGAZINES

Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. was named “Top Doctor” in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines for his work in pediatric allergy and immunology. With offices in Falls Church, Gainesville, and Lansdowne, Va., the locally renowned allergist is noted for his patient care and clinical treatments, especially with food allergies. For more information, go to www.vasneezers.com.

“It’s an honor to be noted among the ‘top doctors’ in our area,” said Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D., allergist and owner of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville, Lansdowne and Falls Church, Va. “There is way to manage allergies effectively and it’s an exciting time to be in the immunology field, where we’re finding new and better treatments for those suffering with food allergies,” said Dr. Paluvoi.