1. September hours at Medics USA offices

    Medics USA office hours, as of September 1, 2020. Ashburn VA 44050 Ashburn Shopping Plaza Ashburn VA 20147 703.726.9401 Monday: 9:00 to 5:00 Tuesday: Closed Wednesday thru Friday: 9:00 to 5:00 Saturday: 9:00 to 2:00 Dupont Circle (DC) 1700 17th Street NW Washington DC 20009 202.483.4400 Monday: 9:00 to 8:00 Tuesday thru Friday: 9:00 to 6:00 Saturday: 9:00 to 2:00 Dupont Circle will close at 4:00 o…Read More

  2. Bring a mask!

    If you are coming to a Medics USA office, please wear a mask and remember to maintain social distancing. Thanks for helping us beat this epidemic!…Read More

  3. Calling delays at Medics USA

    Due to the volume of calls to our offices during the Covid crisis, we are sometimes unable to answer your phone call in a timely fashion. Please keep on the line...we will answer! We apologize for any inconvenience.…Read More

  4. 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

  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. 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

  7. Overwork can be deadly

    The Japanese have a word: karoshi or “death by overworking.” Now, the American Heart Association confirms how dangerous overworking can be. The journal Stroke publishes a study of 144,000 French adults that indicates that overwork (defined as working 10 hours or more per day for at least 50 days a year) very significantly increases the risk of stroke. Of the adults monitored, almost 30 percent…Read More

  8. Music Ed helps math, science grades

    Some people say: Cut music education in our schools and replace them with math and science courses. A new study published by the American Psychological Association says: Wrong! Researchers looked at 100,000 Canadian students and identified the 13 percent of them who took at least one advanced class in music during high school – courses like band, orchestra, or choir that require previous skill a…Read More

  9. Health Tips for Int’l Travelers

    If you and yours are traveling abroad this summer, you can get all the health information you need from the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC has an excellent site for free (here) and a comprehensive biannual “Yellow Book” available for download and in hard copy (both cost). The CDC has advice for special types of travel -- including study abroad, travel for work, and wilderness travel —-…Read More