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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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On Aging

I just finished reading James Hillman’s “The Force of Character And the Lasting Life” He died recently which made me look at his work and decide to read this book. Mr. Hillman was a philosopher psychologist who was definitely an outlier. He did not subscribe to one particular school of psychology – although many feel

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Allergic Reactions

This time of year we venture more out of our comfort zone. Spending more time in the outdoors connects us to nature in ways that are extremely beneficial. But it also exposes us to some environmental allergans. Many are highly allergic to poison ivy. This seemingly innocuous plant grows wild and rampant in our area.

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JUNE Men’s Health

This month is dedicated to men’s health. In our practice we see young men ages 13 and up. Maybe because of our society press on men to ‘buck up’ and ‘take it on the chin’, men are more reluctant to get preventative health care services. Heart disease is still the number one killer of adult

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Happiness

So many are seeking happiness…’if I get this new job..if i find a love of my life..if I loose 20 lbs..if I pay off my car..if I get out of debt..if I can take a trip to Asia..” But ‘happiness’ does not lie – out there. It is not to be found in an external

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Caregivers

Many of the baby boomers find themselves in the position of ‘caregiver’ to one or both parents. This role reversal has many negative and positive aspects. If the parent suffers from dementia, it can be difficult and stressful. Some of my patients and friends are caring for parents in a long distance commute. Many of

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Pain

Pain is a subjective measurement of something gone wrong with our bodies. We measure the severity in numerical values. For example, on a scale of 1-10 with ten being the worst; where is your pain level? We do this because each of us has a different pain level threshold and a ten then means our

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It Works

Our 1st ‘wrap party’ was a success! Several of our weight management patients have signed up to use the It Works products. I am excited to be participating with the It Works products. These products are all natural organic ingredients. I am personally using several products. I cannot believe the new energy level I have

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Phytomedicinals

As I wrote in a previous blog, we are taking a more active role in the use of herbal medicine.  It was interesting to find an article in the Tuesday April 3rd edition of the Wall Street Journal in this field.  A physician at Yale University, Dr. Yung-Chi Cheng, is doing cancer research.  Dr. Cheng

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Spring

We are nearing the Spring equinox. This means longer times of sunshine and warmer breezes. The daffodils along Rock Creek Pkwy are nodding their appreciation of the dappled sun. Take a bike ride or a walk on one of the many trails along our Potomac River. The flowering trees have budded out early this year.

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