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Heart Health: Improve Your Sleep and Reduce your Stress

Heart Health: Improve Your Sleep and Reduce your Stress

It’s the end of February and we’re closing out the series on heart health.  Today I want to share with you some information about sleep.  You may have been hearing more and more about sleeps importance lately in the news.  Here is what I have been learning.Sleep is an important part of our daily routine and spend aboutContinue Reading »

Heart Health: Improve Your Diet

Heart Health: Improve Your Diet

The AHA recommends that “individuals consume a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grain products, especially whole grains; choose fat-free and low-fat dairy products, legumes, poultry, and lean meats; and eat fish, preferably oily fish, at least twice a week.”This sounds similar to the Mediterranean Diet that has been shown to be one of the bestContinue Reading »

Heart Health: Get Moving!

Heart Health: Get Moving!

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that we get 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week.  Sounds simple doesn’t it.  But here are the questions I am asked about this recommendation.What is considered moderate?  According to the AHA moderate activity means that your heart is beating faster, but you can still carry on a conversation.  In warmer weather orContinue Reading »

Women’s Heart Health

Women’s Heart Health

February. What comes to mind? Ground Hog’s Day? Leap Year? Your brother-in-law’s birthday? Valentine’s Day? I think about all of these and I am also reminded that this is the month where the medical community brings awareness to heart health.  During this month, I will be taking time to talk to you about your heart health. DidContinue Reading »

My Answer to A Question I Get Asked Frequently

My Answer to A Question I Get Asked Frequently

What do my bowel habits have to do with pelvic pain or urinary problems? In this week’s blog I am going to answer a question I get frequently when I ask people about their bowel frequency, stool consistency, etc.  when they are coming in to see me about urinary issues or pelvic pain.  “Why do youContinue Reading »

Soup is Good for the Soul

Soup is Good for the Soul

So this week, I have had the first verse of the poem, Chicken Soup with Rice stuck in my head.  When son number one was in kindergarten, he and his class had to memorize it.  It goes like this:In January it’s so niceWhile slipping on the sliding iceTo sip hot chicken soup with riceSipping once,Continue Reading »

New Year, New Decade: Where are you heading?

New Year, New Decade: Where are you heading?

It’s mid-January 2020!  How did that happen already?​How many of you made resolutions for this year? Started strong?  Told yourself this year was going to be different? I have been thinking a lot about what this year may bring. And to do that I have been spending time thinking about and processing what happened in 2019.Continue Reading »

What Does It Mean To Have Dense Breasts?

What Does It Mean To Have Dense Breasts?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it also just so happens to be the month that I take care of those yearly wellness visits.  Eye Exam. Physical. GYN visit. Before seeing my GYN doc, the nurse was reviewing my history…and asked about my mammogram and if there was every anything unusual in my breasts.Continue Reading »

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail:

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail:

What are you going to commit to so that you finish the year strong? Here it is October 1, 2019! I wish it felt more like fall here in Northern Virginia—The Capital Weather Gang tells me that after record breaking heat mid-week, we’ll finally have some consistently cooler days. This warm weather makes it hard forContinue Reading »

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