1. The DVM is healthy!

    U.S. News and World Report magazine just listed the healthiest locations in America. The DMV had six locations in the top 25, including Falls Church (number 3), Loudoun County (4), Howard County (10), Fairfax County (13) and City (18), and Arlington (25). Stay healthy, DMV!…Read More

  2. 3 Tips for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

    You’re going along with life as usual, and generally speaking, you’re feeling pretty good. Hey, if it doesn’t seem like there’s anything wrong, you’re probably okay, right? Although this is probably true most of the time, there are indeed some conditions that can sneak up on a person witho…Read More

  3. E-bikes help seniors’ mental health

    British researchers have found that using an electric bicycle gives the same cognitive and mental health benefits to seniors as using a regular bike. The scientists looked at 50- to 83-year olds who used either standard or electrically-assisted bikes to cycle three 30-minute outdoor rides per week f…Read More

  4. Concerns about teen vaping

    Teen use of e-cigarettes is growing massively and health authorities are worried. Almost 5 million American middle and high school students now use tobacco in some form—a shocking 36 percent rise over just one year -- and the increase was entirely due to teens starting to use e-cigarettes. The Cen…Read More

  5. Cardiologists warn about fake medical news

    Heart doctors are so concerned about “fake medical news” on TV and social media that they simultaneously published a warning editorial in two dozen cardiology journals.  The physicians are most concerned about patients who are not taking the statins prescribed to them to lower their cholesterol…Read More

  6. Want lower blood pressure? Fall in love!

    Just thinking about your romantic partner can lower blood pressure! In a just-published study, University of Arizona researchers tested 102 people who were in committed romantic relationships. The participants were given a highly stressful task to complete while their blood pressure and heart rate w…Read More

  7. 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