1. 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

  2. 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 Centers for Disease Control warn: “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over t…Read More

  3. Planning to Visit Another Country?

    In our previous blog, we went into detail about what you should do if you’re injured on your vacation to Washington, D.C. The answer, of course, was to visit a Medics USA urgent care clinic so that we can patch you up and send you on your way to enjoy the rest of your vacation. But what should you do if you’re gearing up for a visit to another country? Well, in that case it’s probably a wise…Read More

  4. 3 More Tips to Keep Yourself Out of Urgent Care This Summer

    We wrote in a previous blog all about some of the summer activities that may cause injuries and now that summer is in full swing in Falls Church we decided that it’s a topic that we ought to revisit. Now that the weather is heating up and people are out and about, taking part in sandlot baseball games, backyard barbecues, and trips to the pool, we want to provide a few tips for people on how to …Read More

  5. Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke: What You Need To Know

    If you like to spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer months, you’ll want to ensure you know how to protect yourself from the sun. Not only do you have to worry about sunburns from too much time in the sun, but dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are all possible ailments that can come from too much sun exposure. Know the signs and symptoms of these sun-related problems so you …Read More

  6. Should I Visit Urgent Care Or The ER?

    If you have a medical problem that can’t wait, you’re going to have to decide whether you need to visit urgent care or an emergency room. While both are sufficient options for when you can’t wait to get an appointment with your primary care provider, there is a difference between the types of care that each facility specializes in. It’s not as common-knowledge as it should be, but a visit …Read More

  7. Russian-Speaking Provider Now In Falls Church

    Medics USA is happy to welcome Dinara Yambulatova, MPAS, PA-C, as the full-time healthcare provider at our Falls Church office. This office provides both urgent care (no appointment necessary) and primary care, and she is accepting new patients. Dinara came to the U.S. from Uzbekistan after graduating with honors from Tashkent State Medical Institute. During her medical school years she, spent her…Read More

  8. Essential Flu Season Tips For Parents

    Kids getting sick during flu season can often feel inevitable. Young immune systems just aren’t as strong as adult ones. That, coupled with the fact that children often ignore hygienic habits that can help prevent the spread of the flu (influenza) virus from one human to another, means that school aged kids are at increased risk of getting sick multiple times each flu season. No parent wants to …Read More

  9. Widespread prediabetes is a good reason for annual physical

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reminds us of a pretty shocking fact about prediabetes. One in 3 Americans (about 86 million people) are prediabetic and 90 percent of those people don’t know they have it. Prediabetes is the condition in which your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but are not high enough to be classified as diabetic. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of devel…Read More