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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 ... Continue Reading

  • 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 ... Continue Reading

  • 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 ... Continue Reading

  • 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 ... Continue Reading

  • The Surprising Link Between Pushups and Heart Health June 26, 2019

    The Surprising Link Between Pushups and Heart Health: Family Healtcare of FairfaxCardiovascular disease risk is usually assessed through a treadmill test, putting participants through their paces to determine how well their hearts respond to high-intensity exercise. But a recent study suggests there might be an easier way to ... Continue Reading

  • How a Walk Can Keep Your Brain in Shape June 12, 2019

    how a walk can keep your brain in shape: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

    A 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 reduce the risk of cognitive ... Continue Reading

  • How to Win the Yo-Yo Diet Battle June 5, 2019

    how to win a diet battle: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

    The Diet Battle

    Losing weight then unintentionally regaining it over and over again isn’t just frustrating — it’s also been linked to a higher risk of death, according to ... Continue Reading

  • Traveling Internationally this Summer? May 15, 2019

    Family Healtchare of Fairfax: traveling consultant

    Stay Healthy…Schedule a Travel Consult with Your Physician Before You Leave

    Peak travel season is approaching, and Americans are traveling outside the US more than ever before.  Regardless of the destination, it’s important to be aware that you may be exposed to ... Continue Reading

  • 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