May 04, 2015
A life-long change for osteopenia or osteoporosis
“Bones—like muscles—respond to the stresses placed on them. As you strengthen your muscles with exercise you strengthen your bones as well.”
For the health conscious, there are medical tests t...
March 05, 2015
The color palette of the Arizona desert, ranging from subtle sages of the various cacti to the magenta of the prickly pear, instantly transports you to an exotic land, far away from the Capital Beltway. Looking across the horizon as the sun slowly...
November 17, 2014
Since its inception in 1974, The Women’s Center has provided essential mental health services to the citizens of Northern Virginia. As one of the most prominent community-based mental health providers in the region, The Center occupies a unique n...
November 06, 2014
TRUE OR FALSE?
1. Two out of every three
adults are overweight.
2. One-third of all children
in the US are overweight.
3. Obesity is linked to 60
4. There is a link between
obesity and certain cancers.
September 15, 2014
In the last 20 years, the perception of bathrooms has undergone a transformation for homeowners and homebuyers. Gone is the era of the bathroom as a utilitarian space, compact and barebones. Instead, homeowners are turning bathrooms into bastions ...
July 03, 2014
When you hear the word hypnosis, what comes to mind? Images of a sinister-looking character slowly waving a pocket watch, saying “You will be very sleepy”? Rational people suddenly clucking like chickens? In reality, hypnosis bears little resembla...
May 08, 2014
Tania Ferrel, a hairdresser for 28 years, opened her new Colour Bar Studio next to Tysons Corner in late summer 2012. Maybe the opening of another salon isn’t something that normally makes the news, but this one is different. You have heard of a...
May 08, 2014
The other day, when I was in the post office with my two children, two men were standing behind us in line. They were chatting with my daughter, who was safely snuggled in a carrier, and smiling at my three-year-old son as he stood next to me. A f...
May 08, 2014
Glittering turquoise coves and delicate pink sand, where palms and lush foliage line the walkways, and a gentle breeze carries the smell of saltwater… welcome to paradise. Or, if you want to get technical about it, welcome to Harbour Island, a bea...
March 06, 2014
Am I done with this yet?
Acne is the most common skin condition treated. It is known to be prevalent during the teenage years, but acne is seen in all age groups.
Acne is quite simple to diagnose, although the exact cause is not that easy to e...