1. How Your Body Benefits from Drinking Water

    Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to take control of your health. Our bodies need water to keep maintain the health of our organs, keep our skin glowing, and so much more. As many people know, the human body could go three weeks without food, but can only last three to four days without water. So, as you can see, there are countless reasons that getting enough water is a must.  In today…Read More

  2. Office in Falls Church is closing

    Medics USA is closing its office in Falls Church and consolidating its operations with our Ashburn VA and two DC offices. The location closes at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 14. We hope our Falls Church patients will continue to utilize Medics USA's other locations. If you have any questions, or wish to transfer medical records, please contact us through the Patient Portal or call 202.483.4400.…Read More

  3. Fun Ways to Stay Active During the Winter

    This time of the year is always so complex — you’re exhausted from the holidays only just ending, but you’ve also just set a New Year’s resolution to prioritize your health. With winter being the time of the year where temperatures are at their lowest in Washington DC, the last thing that might cross your mind is going outdoors and finding a fun way to be active outside!  If you’re curr…Read More

  4. How to Prevent Getting Sick With the Flu This Year

    It’s that time of year again, where everyone gets sick with the flu and is out of commission for a couple of days, maybe even a week. While the flu season has begun, there are many individuals that have avoided getting sick with the flu thus far and intend to do so for the rest of this flu season. If you are one of those individuals, then you’re definitely going to want to check out today’s …Read More

  5. Americans are “chilling”

    New research confirms that the average body temperature in America has dropped in the last 170 years. It is no longer 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit; it’s now about 97.5 degrees for men and 98.0 for women. Researchers looked at three large sets of data containing body temperature information: medical records of Civil War veterans from 1862 to 1930; a Federal health and nutrition survey from 1970 to 197…Read More

  6. Common Symptoms of the Flu

    The flu is something that we need to be wary of during the winter and early spring months, but this year, in particular, has been incredibly rough. The flu is out with a vengeance, and it’s easy to see. Whether you’ve fallen victim to it, your child’s classroom has gone home early with flu symptoms, or your office population is slowly starting to dwindle as coworkers leave early, chances are…Read More

  7. TB vaccine may help prevent Alzheimer’s

    Researchers in Israel have identified a fascinating new possibility for treating Alzheimer’s disease using tuberculosis vaccine. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine has been around for 80 years and is very effective. Although it is rarely used in the United States, it is extensively used in many countries, especially those where TB incidence is high. Recently, BCG has also been used to trea…Read More

  8. Healthy Resolutions that Don’t Include Weight Loss

    The new year is freshly upon us, and so are the New Year’s resolutions. One of the most commonly made resolutions has always been focusing on health. Unfortunately, many people look at this and think that it immediately means spending time at the gym, cutting carbs, or starting a diet. While those are all things that can contribute to your overall health, they are far from the only way that you …Read More

  9. Pot use during pregnancy may be harmful

    New research says pot use during pregnancy may be harmful to the developing child. We know that alcohol consumption during pregnancy can cause growth problems. Researchers at the University of North Carolina gave pregnant mice either a cannabinoid (CB) dose, or a CB mixed with alcohol, during their eighth day of pregnancy. Eight days into a mouse pregnancy is comparable to the third or fourth week…Read More