1. Love Foods That Are Toasted Or Roasted? You Could Be At Risk

    If you pay attention to health news even half as much as the medical professionals in our urgent care clinics, you’ve probably noticed that there are a LOT of things that can put your health at risk. One year it’s eggs, the next year they tell you eggs are fine. For a long time fat was the villain and now we’re learning that lots of beneficial fat is actually essential for healthy weight and…Read More

  2. 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

  3. How To Avoid Food Poisoning

    It happens to people across Washington D.C. every day. You visit a new restaurant with coworkers at lunch or you have dinner at your relative’s house on the the weekend. You take a big bite of whatever happens to be on the menu for that day and somewhere in the back of your mind, a little voice says, “This isn’t quite right.” Maybe it’s a funny twang of flavor or maybe it’s a weird tex…Read More

  4. 5 Surprising Ways That Cold Weather Affects Your Health

    With the arrival of Thanksgiving, the holiday season will be officially underway, which means cold weather will soon be headed toward the Washington D.C. area. This means cold, snow, ice, and more cold. While winter weather tends to create a nightmare for transportation and energy bills, we often fail to realize that it has a profound effect on our bodies, and potentially our health, as well. Medi…Read More

  5. Is ‘Feed A Cold, Starve A Fever’ Really True?

    Your mom said it. Her mom said it. Anytime a child complains of not feeling well during cold and flu season, the doctors at our urgent care centers in Washington, D.C. hear many parents say it: “Feed a cold and starve a fever.” Like many proverbs and old wives tales that we repeat without questioning, many people fail to recognize the meaning behind this saying, and even fewer know whether it…Read More

  6. Mosquitoes Eating You Alive? This Might Be Why

    With all of the alarming information in the media about the Zika virus, people in Washington D.C are more aware of mosquitoes than ever before. What used to be an annoying consequence of living in a humid area that experiences hot temperatures during the summer has now become a genuine cause for alarm. If you’re one of those people who typically exclaim, “Mosquitoes just love me!” dozens of …Read More

  7. Medics USA Can Help You Overcome This Common Healthcare Problem

    In a perfect world, you would be able to get in to see your primary care doctor any time you had a health concern, injury, or illness. As we've detailed in previous blog posts, it’s important to have a primary care physician because they’re more intimately acquainted with your health history, able to use your complete medical record to provide more comprehensive care. Unfortunately, we don…Read More

  8. 3 Painful Summer Threats All Hikers Should Know About

    With lots of sunshine and a little extra free time on your hands, you might think about going hiking somewhere in the Washington DC area this summer. Great idea! Not only does hiking get you out of the city heat and up into higher elevations where it’s cooler, it’s also a great workout that gives you an opportunity to take in all the beautiful natural scenery we have in the region. But in orde…Read More

  9. What Every Parent Should Know Stinging Summer Insects

    The warm weather of summer brings families out into their backyards and onto their patios. Unfortunately, it also brings bees, wasps, and other stinging insects out into the atmosphere where they can cause problems for humans. Every summer, the Medics USA urgent care centers see hundreds of kids who are suffering from insect bites and stings. In most cases, bites and stings are minor and can be tr…Read More