1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Planning overseas travel?

    Planning Summer travel overseas? The Centers for Disease Control have lots of advice on how to have a safe trip (click here). And, if you need vaccines or medicine, contact the Medics USA office nearest you.…Read More

  4. Watch out for waterborne disease this summer

    The pools are open so watch out for waterborne disease this summer. About one-third of all recreational, waterborne illness is caused by hotel pools and hot tubs, according to a report from the Centers for disease Control (CDC).   The CDC recommends the following steps to protect yourself when …Read More

  5. Permethrin works wonders against ticks

    If you are especially concerned about ticks as Summer approaches, then you should be looking at permethrin-treated clothing. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently completed a series of experiments, and they found that the insecticide permethrin has excellent effects on the three species of …Read More

  6. Drowsy Driving Is a Bigger Problem than You Think

    Drowsy driving is a much bigger problem than we think, says a new report by the American Automobile Association (AAA). The Federal government, in the form of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, says that drowsiness is responsible for 1.4 percent of all police-reported crashes. The AA…Read More

  7. Nervous About Seeing a Doctor?

    If the thought of scheduling a visit with your doctor sounds like something you’d rather not do, you are not alone. A trip to your local medical clinic can sometimes cause a bit of anxiety and the truth of the matter is that millions of other people around the country are feeling the same way you …Read More

  8. Medics USA still accepts CareFirst

    Some DC primary care providers will soon stop accepting CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, according to the Washington Post. If you need a provider that still takes CareFirst BC BS, please contact Medics USA – with two locations in the District.…Read More