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  • Can We Co-Exist with COVID-19? October 12, 2020

    An Epidemiologist Separates Fact from Fiction and Offers Hope for the Future

    Epidemiologists seek to learn why, how and when some people contract diseases when others don’t. Their findings are used to help monitor public health status, develop new medical treatments and disease prevention ...

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  • Let It Go: The Ancient Art of Meditation October 12, 2020

    Finding Peace Through Mindfulness and Meditation

    Mindful, compassionate, serene, happy: emotions that have been in short supply during the pandemic but can be beautifully restored to those who embrace the chance to learn the time- honored practice and art of meditation. For many, ...

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  • How Red Meat Went from Taboo to Acceptable and Back Again October 12, 2020

    What’s the Beef With Red Meat?

    It’s long been the case that provocative headlines, unexpected findings and misinformation travel far faster than conventional wisdom, especially in the internet age. Even respected medical journals like the Annals of Internal Medicine can become caught ...

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  • Coronavirus Vaccine: Expert Says, ‘We Need Time to Get This Right’ July 7, 2020

    COVID-19 vaccine

    Expert Calls for Slow & Steady Approach in Vaccine Development

    While the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine may seem as if it’s being run in slow motion, with most experts predicting ...

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  • Superfoods and Your Immune System July 7, 2020

    Food for Thought: Nourishing the Immune System

    As football coaches and nutritionists know, the best offense is a good defense. In the fight against COVID-19, the promise of boosting the immune system with specific ‘superfoods’ ...

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  • Navigating Uncertain Times with Hope and Optimism July 7, 2020

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    How to Adjust, Adapt and Embrace the New Normal

    As we emerge cautiously from the safety of home into a world that seems comfortingly familiar ...

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  • Patient with COVID-19 Donates Plasma June 1, 2020

    COVID-19 Plasma Donation

    Clinical trials used to evaluate convalescent plasma for treating patients with COVID-19.

    Mark and his wife Kim were diagnosed with the coronavirus in early March, after returning from a trip to Fla.  ...

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  • Fighting the Colonoscopy Fear Factor June 1, 2020

    Colorectal Cancer awareness could save your life.

    As one of the country’s most preventable illnesses, with a readily available test that is both diagnostic and therapeutic, why does colorectal cancer (CRC) stubbornly remain ...

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  • The Safe Re-Opening Plan At Family Heathcare Of Fairfax May 16, 2020

    We will follow the disease data in Virginia and choose a prudent opening date for in-person office visits.


    Prior to resuming in-person office visits, our personnel will be tested for coronavirus and re-tested periodically. It has always been our policy that providers and staff are advised to ...

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  • Updates On Antibody Testing May 11, 2020


    Let’s start with the good news: the coronavirus pandemic update in the United States is slowing. Hospitals in NYC and around the country are no longer overwhelmed, and they have adequate PPE and ventilators. The death rate, which most consider a lagging indicator of disease, is trending down across the country. States are ...
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