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  • Kidney Stones: Treatment & Prevention September 4, 2019

    This Too Shall Pass: Treating and Preventing Kidney Stones

    More common, frequently less painful and far more preventable than reputed, kidney stones have, thankfully, entered a new era of highly effective, noninvasive procedures. We bring you ...

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  • Pro Tips on Running According to Your Body Type August 29, 2019

    pro tips on running: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

    What is Somatotype?

    A person’s body type — somatotype — used to be defined in simple terms: ectomorphs are thin, mesomorphs are muscular and endomorphs tend to hold onto extra weight easily. But it turns out it’s much more complicated ...

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  • Essential Guide to Portion Sizes August 22, 2019

    Essential Guide to Portion Sizes: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

    Serving Size Vs. Portion Size

    We’ve all been there: after enjoying a quick snack, we check the nutrition label only to learn we’ve just eaten two, three or even four servings when we thought we were having one.  Our ...

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  • Essential Guide to Fat August 14, 2019

    Essential Guide to Fat: Family Healthcare of FairfaxDon’t be afraid of fat. Not only does it make food taste good, but it also plays an important role in a healthy, balanced diet. Learn more about the basics of fat and how it can positively affect health ...

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  • Essential Guide to Avoiding Running and Walking Injuries August 7, 2019

    Essential Guide to Avoiding Running and Walking Injuries: Family Healthcare of FairfaxThe Research

    Walking and running injuries are very common but can be avoidable by understanding the signs and symptoms. According to research, anywhere from 20–80% of runners end up ...

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  • Keto Diet: Right for You? August 1, 2019

    Considering Keto: Is It the Right Diet for You?

    The truth is that a silver bullet for weight loss likely does not exist, but Americans’ perpetual search continues unabated. Low-carb diets such as Paleo, Whole30, and most ...

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  • Are Eggs Bad For Heart Health? (Again) July 31, 2019

    Are eggs bad for heart health? Family Healthcare of FairfaxAsk the RD

    Although eggs were exonerated in recent years from their reputation as a hindrance to cholesterol, it’s difficult for individuals who are told one thing for decades to suddenly believe the opposite.

    The Science

    The 2015–2020 Dietary ...

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  • A High-Fiber Diet Could Help You Live Longer July 24, 2019

    high-fiber diet helps you live longer: Family Healthcare of FairfaxAdd Years to Your Life

    Eating a fiber-filled diet doesn’t have to mean noshing on bran muffins and drinking prune juice. Avocados, raspberries, artichokes, lentils, kidney beans, and chickpeas are all high in fiber and can help you ...

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  • Welcome to Summer! Ticks, Mosquitoes, Poison Ivy and Sun July 17, 2019

    Summertime Woes - Ticks: Family Healthcare of FairfaxTicks

    Tick-borne disease is on the rise in the US, with 7 new tick diseases identified in the last 15 years. This spike in disease is due to a greater number of ticks invading larger areas of the ...

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  • Fight Fatigue July 9, 2019

    Wake-up Call: Fight Fatigue at Its Roots

    Are these ordinary signs of aging? Exhausted throughout the day, joy in life slowly diminishing, active lifestyle becoming a distant memory. No, no and no. Feeling tired all the ...

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