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Lifestyle Changes

I talk about healthy lifestyle changes to many of my patients and friends and family.. I truly believe that we – each of us – has the capacity for major self healing on many levels. The biggest lifestyle change comes from silencing those negative voices in your head. Knowing that you are a lovable person

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Holidays Approaching

If you are suffering ‘gift idea blockage’..we have gift certificates for our skin care treatments. Come to the office and look over all the many options for a loved one. Skin care treatment for hair removal, acne and skin rejuvenation using the combined technology of pulsed light and radio frequency. Also skin care products from

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Sharing Yourself With Others

We are participating in an effort to restock the food pantries before Thanksgiving. Please bring non perishable goods…canned tuna, pasta, soups, etc to the office in bags before November 21st. We will deliver to the UCM. Many are without and can use all of our help. Thanks Annandale Women and Family Center – Obgyn Alexandria VA

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After the Hurricaine

These natural disasters remind us to have an emergency plan. Batteries, first aid, water, non perishables and blankets..The shelves at the local Safeway were bare. I hope everyone survived this safely and without any untoward effects. Our office was closed yesterday; but, we are open again. Annandale Women and Family Center – Primary Care Physician 2839

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Pre-Holiday

Social and cultural expectations of the up coming holiday season puts an increase stress on all of us. Some deal with this better than others. Stress is all about tomorrow and yesterday..rarely about today. So the trick is to get in the present moment and stay here. Three well documented methods of stress reduction are:

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Medication Disposal

Check your medicine cabinet or closet for expired drugs. Before throwing out any prescription bottles or boxes, be sure and scratch out all identifying information including the prescription renewal number. Some drugs give specific instructions on disposal including flushing down the toilet. Especially narcotic drugs should be flushed to prevent harming others. Some people are

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Flu Season

In the DC metro area the- flu season last through mid March. We give the immunizations at the end of October to provide longer coverage. The flu is an airborn virus – spreading from droplets from a cough or sneeze. Adults can spread the disease from day one before any symptoms appear through day five.

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Food Cravings

There has been a lot of research on how to end a food craving. I thought I’d share a few ideas with you. Apparently, women (even those not pregnant) have a higher percentage of cravings than men. Also younger people have a more of a sweet tooth than older folks. Yet another advantage to moving

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Back to School

It’s been awhile since I had to get my children ready for school. I remember the rush to buy supplies and shoes that fit. One tradition that we always stuck to was getting a physical before school started. That practice has proven to keep my children going for their preventative health checks now that they

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Life at AWFC

Things have been very hectic at the office. The Republican orchestrated state inspection took place Aug 14 and 15. This is the regulation that the governor and attorney general of Virginia have set up trying to limit access to women’s health care in particular access to abortion services. Many of the regulations are downright strange

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