1. 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

  2. Do I Need an Annual Physical?

    Routine yearly checkups are often ignored or postponed, but they are very important. Annual physicals provide preventative care, and gives you and your doctor time together to make sure the upcoming year is a healthy one. Medics USA has offices across Virginia and Washington DC that offer primary and urgent care to the citizens of our communities. Call a location near you to schedule your annual p…Read More

  3. 8 Benefits of Regular Exercise

    It’s well-known that exercise is an important aspect of healthy living, but finding the right time to squeeze a workout into our busy schedules can be difficult. Physical activity is often pushed to tomorrow, next week, and eventually it becomes forgotten altogether. Making time to exercise even as little as 30 minutes per day can produce huge benefits for your short-term and long-term health. A…Read More

  4. 7 Ways To Keep Your Skin Healthy

    Did you know that your skin is actually an organ? It’s the largest one your body has, so keeping it healthy should always be a top priority. When you have healthy skin, it helps to support the rest of your body, and promotes better overall health. At Medics USA, we want you to have the healthiest skin that you can. Our experienced and friendly physicians would be glad to meet with you to discuss…Read More

  5. Why You Should Bring Your Lunch to Work

    We understand how it is. Between waking up early, making the kids breakfast, dropping them off at school, getting in a quick workout, and heading to work yourself, it can be hard to find the time to do anything other than grab some fast food for lunch.  At Medics USA, we’re proud to be the primary care provider that you can count on to offer practical advice about how to live a healthier life. …Read More

  6. Kelly Harley will serve Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights residents

    Medics USA is pleased to announce that Kelly E. Harley, a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined the practice. Kelly will be on staff at the Medics USA clinics in the Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of the District. Harley has been a Registered Nurse since 2013, gaining wide experience at hospitals in Florida and DC. She graduated Cum Laude from George Washington Un…Read More

  7. 3 Small Ways to Improve Your Health This Summer

    At Medics USA, there’s nothing we love more than helping our patients to be the happiest, healthiest versions of themselves that they can possibly be. There’s no doubt that it takes hard work, but did you know that it doesn’t have to be as hard as you think it will be? All too often, we imagine that getting healthier will involve a diet of salads and hours of hard work at the gym every singl…Read More

  8. We’re Your Go-To Medical Clinic for Urgent Care in DC

    When it comes right down to it, the truth is that there are some things out there that require you to see a doctor as soon as you can, but they’re not emergencies. As you probably know, a trip to the emergency room is likely going to cost you an arm and a leg, and needless to say, that’s not something anyone really wants.  The good news is that visiting an urgent care center is the best bet f…Read More

  9. Healthy Grilling Tips Anyone Can Use

    Now that spring has sprung, people all over our neck of the woods are breaking out their grills. There’s just something about this time of year that makes cooking over a grill so enjoyable, and with temperatures on the rise, a need for new grilling recipes comes along with them. For many people, however, the goal is to grill in a way that’s healthier. But what does healthy grilling actually lo…Read More