1. Holiday Health Tips from Medics USA

    The Holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family, not a time to get sick. A couple of tips: Manage stress -- even if your not-so-favorite uncle gets on your nerves Wash your hands and cover your cough -- remember, it's flu season too Stay warm if you are visiting a colder clime than the DC Metro area (which seems to be entering Spring, rather than Winter). The Centers for Disease Cont…Read More

  2. Can we achieve “Herd Immunity” for the Flu?

    On 12/29, the Washington Post had an impassioned article by David Ropeik, an instructor at Harvard, on Americans’ continued resistance to vaccinations. He notes that parental refusal to allow children to receive measles or pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines is causing the sickness (and, occasionally, the tragic death) of hundreds of kids each year. But, he emphasizes, this pales in comparison …Read More

  3. 4 Reasons To Go To Urgent Care Over Emergency Room

    When you get sick, you want to be taken care of as soon as possible. But usually, when we need to get in to see our primary care physician, we can’t make an appointment until a week later and it doesn’t do any good. If you cannot wait a week to see your primary care doctor, you have a very important decision to make. You can either go to the emergency room or you can come to the urgent care at…Read More