1. Covid vaccination now needed for immigration exams

    Effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series and provide documentation of vaccination to the civil surgeon in person before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination and sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. immigration medical exam must show proof of a completed …Read More

  2. Office hours for April

    Ashburn, VA Monday thru Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday: 9 AM to 2 PM Columbia Heights, DC Monday and Tuesday: 9 AM to 4 PM Wednesday: 9 AM to 2 PM Closed Thursdays and Fridays Dupont Circle, DC Monday thru Friday: 9 AM to 7 PM Saturday: 9 AM to 2 PM…Read More

  3. Flu shots available

    FREE with most health plans and Medicare. The CDC says: Getting a flu shot is more important than ever to protect you and your family, and to help reduce strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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. 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