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  • An Update on the Measles Outbreak in the US April 29, 2019

    What are the newest guidelines for measles vaccinations?

    • Adults with no evidence of immunity should get 1 dose of MMR. Immunity is defined as documented receipt of 1 dose, or 2 doses, 4 weeks apart if high risk, of live measles virus-containing vaccine, laboratory evidence of ... Continue Reading
    • 4 Signs You’re Eating Too Little When Trying to Lose Weight April 25, 2019

      4 Signs You’re Eating Too Little When Trying to Lose Weight - Family healthcare of fairfaxWhile it may seem counter-intuitive, cutting too many calories from your diet when trying to lose weight can backfire, causing a slowdown in metabolism which actually makes it harder to lose ... Continue Reading

    • Spring Training April 2, 2019

      Spring Training: Ramping Up after a Long, Sedentary Winter

      Whether you went into hibernation as the result of a record cold winter season, or took time off from your usual exercise routine because of a busy ... Continue Reading

    • Medical Marijuana Myths April 2, 2019

      Smoking Out the Myths: Medical Marijuana

      Does medical marijuana offer a solution to treating epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety and neurogenerative diseases? Or is it an untested, potentially unsafe treatment that will eventually turn out to be ... Continue Reading

    • Adult ADD April 2, 2019

      Attention Please: ADD/ADHD is Not Just a Childhood Condition

      In the 21stcentury, it’s standard procedure to test unfocused, impulsive and restless children who struggle to achieve in school for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit ... Continue Reading

    • Healthy Habits For Life: 10 Tips For Better Nutrition and Weight Loss March 8, 2019

      10 Tips For Better Nutrition and Weight Loss - Family Healthcare of FairfaxWeight loss isn’t about a quick fix or detox, it’s about creating lasting habits that help you lead a healthier lifestyle. Click here to learn the 10 Tips For Better Nutrition and Weight ... Continue Reading

    • 3 Benefits of Cutting Back on Artificial Sweeteners March 8, 2019

      3 Benefits of Cutting Back on Artificial Sweeteners - Family Healthcare of FairfaxThe message for us to cut back on sugar is loud and clear. The average American eats more than 70 pounds of it per person, per year. The American Heart Association suggests replacing sugary ... Continue Reading

    • How to Win the Yo-Yo Diet Battle March 8, 2019

      Winning the diet battle - Family Healthcare of FairfaxYou worked hard to shed pounds, but then it crept right back. It happens. In fact, about 80% of people who lose weight regain it all or more, according to some estimates. Click here to read more ... Continue Reading

    • How Walking Can Keep Your Brain in Shape March 8, 2019

      How Walking Can Keep Your Brain in Shape - Family Healthcare of FairfaxA brisk walk is more than just a great cardio workout; it benefits the brain, too. According to new research published in the journal Neurology, walking increases blood flow to the brain, which can help ... Continue Reading

    • Is Cutting Carbs the Key to Losing Weight? March 8, 2019

       

      Is Cutting Carbs the Key to Losing Weight? Family Healthcare of Fairfax

      We all know moving the number on the scale requires seriously watching our bread, pasta and pastry intake. A diet too high in carbohydrates — even complex carbs like whole-wheat bread, sweet potatoes and beans — ... Continue Reading