Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from DC to the suburbs.
Overall, it costs more for some common medical procedures in DC than it does for the same procedures in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. In the DC metro area a colonoscopy can run anywhere from $1,950 to $7,300, depending on where you go. The downtown DC average is higher than the same procedures are, on average, in Alexandria and Fairfax County. The averages are taken from a variety of hospitals, doctor's offices and medical practices; averages for Arlington County were not available, but click on this link to check out individual healthcare providers in Arlington County. These big regional differences have …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Check out today's pollen forecast for Arlington and the rest of Northern Virginia.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. In the Northern Virginia area, maple, cedar, juniper, birch, alder and ash trees are in bloom and contributing most of the pollen flying around this spring, according to Pollen.com. See: Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. (You may want to bookmark this page and check daily!) The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Arlington right now.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Across Patch's network of 900 sites, people felt the effect of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
On mobile? You can see a scrollable, full-screen view of the map here. The impact Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon could be felt across the country, touching communities in Virginia and all across the country. The Boston Marathon is a national and international event, drawing participants and spectators from far away. When the bombs went off, they reverberated among families, friends and people who joined vigils honoring the victims. To illustrate the reach of this story, we've created this interactive map which displays Patch sites that wrote stories about local people touched by the attack. Each marker on the map is clickable and includes the name of the local person connected to the story and a link to …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Photos from the Virginia Inaugural Ball on Sunday in Arlington.
This year's Virginia Inaugural Ball was Sunday night at the Westin Arlington Gateway. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe and an estimated 1,100 others attended. [Full story: Virginia Inaugural Ball: 'You Can't Help But Feel Optimistic'] The Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee hosted the event.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
See photos from President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
Upload your photos from the Inauguration Day parade and they will be featured in this photo gallery. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" and add a caption.
See photos from other local residents attending the 2013 presidential inauguration Monday. Are you going to be in downtown D.C.? Upload your photos here, too!
Upload your photos from Inauguration Day and they will be featured in this post. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" and add a caption. Also, tell us about your inauguration experience in the comments section below!
Friday, January 18, 2013
Your visual guide to District disruptions on Inauguration Day: blocked streets, including the parade route, and closed metro stations, plus live traffic incidents as they happen. Also find out where to park your bike, and watch the Inaugural Ceremonies.
Map by Martin Burch. Data from the U.S. Secret Service, WMATA and MapQuest.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
How to get around Washington on Inauguration Day, including Metro rail, bus, driving, biking and walking.
Click on each transportation mode above to reveal more information and links to resources about each. For additional District and Maryland transportation information, click here.