Inova Health Opens Occupational Center

Inova Health System has opened an occupational health center near the King Street Metro station in Alexandria. Occupational health is a program designed to meet the needs of companies throughout Northern Virginia. More than 1,000 firms work with Inova to provide health services to their employees.

Among the services at the new center: pre-employment and executive physicals, functional capacity evaluations, treatment of workplace injuries, stress and substance abuse tests and laboratory and X-ray services.

The center, at 225 Reinekers Lane, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

'Fourth-Year Fifth' Not Popular at U-Va.

A study of an autumnal drinking rite at the University of Virginia called the "fourth-year fifth," in which fourth-year students consume a fifth of liquor on the day of the last home football game, has found that . . . most students don't.

A newly released survey of 541 fourth-year students found that 84 percent did not take part in last fall's drinking binge. Of those who did, 6.7 percent said they started, but did not finish, a fifth of alcohol on the designated day.

The survey, a first on the Charlottesville campus, found that fraternity members imbibed more than their peers: 47 percent of fourth-year Greek men consumed, or attempted to consume, a fifth, compared with 14 percent of non-fraternity men. Among women, 13 percent of fourth-year sorority members participated in "fourth-year fifth" day, compared with 7 percent of non-sorority women.