1. Holiday Hours

    Falls Church and Columbia Heights offices: Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Ashburn office: Closing at 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. Dupont Circle office: Closing at 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.…Read More

  2. New sleep requirements for kids

    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has new recommendations for children’s sleep requirements. All these figures included nap time. PS: if your child has a tough time getting to sleep, then you might reduce screen time (games, videos) before bedtime. Here are the times. 4 to 12 months: 12 to 16…Read More

  3. Latest on the romaine lettuce situation

    The CDC is still warning people not to eat romaine lettuce unless the package has a label confirming that the green did not come from central or northern California. If there is no label, then throw it out. As of Nov. 26, 43 people in 12 states have been hospitalized with E coli infections caused by…Read More

  4. Don’t let flu spoil your Holidays

    Flu season has started. CDC reports show that infections are rising at the normal rate for this time of year (see below), but it is still unclear how bad the overall season might become. Remember: Flu vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective. Don’t let flu spoil your Holidays – get your…Read More

  5. Do you wear contact lenses?

    If you do, the Centers for Disease Control want to remind you of three easy steps to prevent eye infections: Don’t wear contact lenses while sleeping – unless directed to do so by your eye doctor. Don’t “top off” solution – never mix fresh solution with old or used solution. Don’t swim…Read More

  6. CDC says: “Pregnant? Get Vaccinated!”

    Vaccines are an important part of planning and having a healthy pregnancy. During pregnancy you share everything with your baby. If you are planning to become pregnant, talk to your healthcare professional to be sure you are up to date on your vaccinations. If you are pregnant, the Centers for Disea…Read More

  7. Make sure your kids use sunscreen

    In a new study, scientists from the very sunny nation of Australia have found that people who regularly used sunscreen as kids reduced their risk of developing skin cancer as adults by a whopping 40 percent. The study looked at 1700 people aged 18-40 and compared regular users of sunscreen to people…Read More

  8. Advice about ticks

    Lots of people worry about ticks. It is okay to be concerned, especially if you live in or visit Loudoun County, but tick bites and the diseases that sometimes accompany them can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control have a definitive list of hints and measures – even a video on how to pro…Read More