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Adult Vaccine | Abortion Clinic in Northern Virginia

Vaccine preventable diseases can affect everyone. You may think you are not at risk; but everyone is. Each year thousands of adults in the US suffer from conditions which a vaccine could have prevented. Many are hospitalized; some even die. Adult vaccines include: flu, tetanus diptheria/pertussis (Td/Tdap), HPV for both men and women, shingles, and

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SPORTS INJURIES

Summer months often finds us out of doors and participating in sports not normally pursued. Minor injuries can occur due to falls, over use of muscles, or exacerbation of arthritic joints. The rule in treating minor muscle injuries is RICE: Rest, Ice, Compress(ace bandage) and Elevate. Always use ice on an injury the first 72

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Bathing Suit Fears

Memorial Day signals the beginning of summer. And the all too often dreaded bathing suit time. If you have been keeping up with the research on nutrition, you know that all evidence points to the need to be on a whole food, plant based diet. Animal protein and animal fat have proven to be linked

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Pollen Allergies and Food Sensitivities

I read an interesting article recently which showed research linking certain pollen allergies to food sensitivities. Up to 70% of people with pollen allergies experience unpleasant reactions to certain foods. This is called ‘Oral Allergy Syndrome” (OAS).  Some common reactions include: * itchy or swollen lips * tingling at the back of throat * scratchiness

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Vegetable Health

Vegetables continue to be a major source of intestinal disease due to contaminants. About 2.2 million Americans get sick every year from contaminated leafy vegetables. Add all products to that list – like fruits and other vegetables- and the number doubles. Everyone is aware that we should wash our vegetables before eating. But not everyone

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Take a Deep Breath

Tax time, long winter, have to find health care insurance, my car is not going to last much longer, my daughter needs braces, my boss wants this report in 2 days…all this leads to STRESS. We all have it. It just is managed by some better than others. Proven techniques for stress management are meditation,

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Heartburn

I haven’t written anything for almost a year. Have had some security issues and finally got resolved. This post is about ‘heartburn’ or acid reflux. There are many causes of this symptom. Some of the causes are very serious and need to be treated by a health care provider – not just an over the

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Natural Cold Remedy

I saw this in Bon Appetit magazine and meant to share – but then couldn’t locate again..now here it is. Am afraid if I don’t post now, I will not find it during the winter ‘cold’ season. Am sure it will also work for those summer colds – which seem to be more annoying and

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Group Sessions

the saying goes “two heads are better than one” We have seen this proven time and again. Especially in health care, groups with similar or same conditions are able to share and help each other. We are starting monthly sessions of groups of 15 – 20 patients with similar diagnosis to share materials and thoughts.

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Allergy Season

The DC metro area is one of the highest allergy rated nationwide. If you are feeling extra fatigue, experiencing nasal congestion or constant throat clearing…ahem…you could be one of this area’s allergan victims. Many of the over the counter antihistamnes will take care of symptoms. If you try the medications for a week and do

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