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Best Blogs: Offshore Drilling and Signs of Aging

Our round-up of the best blogs on McLean Patch this week.

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Here are the highlights from blogs that ran Nov. 17-23.

"Offshore Oil Drilling for Virginia: Undead and Ugly"

  • Ivy Main, an officer with the Sierra Club of Virginia and a McLean residents, writes this week about how "Drilling for oil off Virginia’s coast is once again a possibility, popping up like a zombie when we thought it was dead (again)."
  • "Some naysayers, including Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Fairfax), point out that drilling off our coast is opposed by the U.S. Navy, which uses most of Virginia’s leasing area for its operations. These include testing air and surface missiles and bombs, which traditionally don’t pair well with oil rigs and tankers."
  • Read the full post here. 

"What Aging Signs Could Really Mean"

  • Dr. David Jones, a physician in McLean, offers his thoughts this week about how aging process brings several physical changes to the human body.
  • "It’s common to find that as people grow older, hair thins, skin wrinkles and the overall body weakens. But, while natural evidence of aging seems harmless, a multiyear study recently published by The Copenhagen City Heart Study suggests that looking old might actually indicate heart issues."
  • "The findings of this study are so impactful that physicians are now seeing the importance of paying attention to physical details in their regular check-up routines, primarily with patients who are susceptible to heart disease."
  • Read the full post here.

"View the Winners of McLean Photo Club's November Competition"

  • Bill Corbett of the McLean Photo Club showcases the winning photographs for the club's recent competition.
  • "The first place winner in digital monochrome, "Haunted House", by David Stossel, is the banner picture at the club's new Facebook page.  An archive of our Patch posts and interviews with club members is at the Facebook page."
  • "The McLean Photo Club is in its fourth decade -- and we welcome new members. MPC's next meeting will be Wednesday January 9 at 7:30 pm in the McLean Community Center."
  • Read the full post and see the photos here.

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