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

    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 yet irrefutably ...

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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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  • Colonoscopies Without Fear June 1, 2020

    Colonoscopies Without Fear

    Recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness by learning more about this lifesaving screening.

    As one of the country’s most preventable illnesses, with a readily available test that is both diagnostic and therapeutic, why ...

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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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  • Kombucha, Kimchi and More: Nutrition Spotlight May 1, 2020

    Nutrition Spotlight: Kombucha, Kimchi and More

    Researchers continue to examine the trillions of bacterial species residing in our gut microbiome to better understand their potential to help maintain health and prevent disease. Some ...

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  • Dr. Shmorhun is in the news – Washington Examiner! April 18, 2020

    “It is too early to begin a comprehensive review of our response to the coronavirus here in the United States. We had warnings with HIV, SARS, MERS, H1N1, and Ebola, but we were not ready ...

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  • Testing, Treatments, Monitoring and Contract Tracing April 14, 2020

    Dear Patients,

    Cathy Tong and I compiled our ideas about how our country can move towards normalcy. These ideas are based on our experience with coronavirus so far and our judgment as family health practitioners. We do not claim to be experts on coronavirus or pandemics, but we have formulated what we consider a reasonable guide ...

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  • Stay Home To Reduce Exposure April 8, 2020

    Dear Patients,

    First, let me say how proud I am that the patients in our practice are doing a spectacular job of following the pandemic precautions recommended by the CDC. I have spoken to many of you over the last three weeks and clearly, everyone is compliant to the degree that is possible. I remind ...

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  • Pet Therapy: The Healing Power of Dogs April 1, 2020

    Unleashed: The Healing Power of Dogs

    “Who rescued whom?”
    They’re already considered best friends, trusty companions and beloved members of the family. Now add to the dog’s list of accomplishments, heart ...

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