1. The Risks of Abdominal Fat: Part Three

    In the last two posts, we’ve looked deep into the risks of abdominal fat and how it affects our health in the hormones it produces and the diseases that are related. It’s not all doom and gloom, however! In the last part of this series, we’ll seek solutions to abdominal fat and how you can find help in your weight loss journey. You don’t have to continue to struggle with abdominal fat that…Read More

  2. The Risks of Abdominal Fat: Part Two

    In part one of this series, we examined what abdominal fat is and the related health risks, while looking at the different body shapes and what type of fat is associated with the “apple” and “pear” shapes. In today’s blog, we’ll further expand on visceral fat and how it affects hormones if a modern lifestyle affects it, and how it’s accumulated. At Virginia Premium Medical Care in As…Read More

  3. The Risks of Abdominal Fat: Part One

    Now that spring is here and the temperatures in Ashburn are climbing, we’re beginning to shed our warm winter clothing in exchange for shorts, t-shirts, and swimwear. The once-hidden spare tire has become more pronounced and noticeable in lighter clothing. Nicer weather has a tendency to bring out all of our body insecurities and expose the bulk we put on during our winter hibernation. If your a…Read More

  4. On Losing Weight

    Obesity and weight loss are two of the most covered topics in the media, yet obesity trends still continue to climb in both adults and children. Because the topics are covered so widely, the information that is out there can also be conflicting or confusing. It’s easy to become paralyzed by the choices and information and simply do nothing. At Virginia Premium Medical Care in Ashburn, our medica…Read More

  5. Get More Sleep Tonight! (Part 2)

    We are back with our second blog on sleep. In our first installment we talked about why sleep is so important, and started in on how to get more, and better, sleep. We touched on how coffee can stay in your body and keep you up at night, or interrupt your sleep, so it is best to limit your coffee consumption to the morning hours. We also talked about how electronics can affect your sleep, and that…Read More

  6. Get More Sleep Tonight! (part 1)

    Are you waking up bleary-eyed, downing two cups of coffee, and still feeling like a zombie? Are you constantly tired at work, irritable, and ready to crash by 2pm in the afternoon? Unfortunately, for many people being tired becomes an acceptable way of life, but not getting enough sleep can really be detrimental to your health. Read on to see why sleep is so important, and how to start sleeping be…Read More

  7. Fall Health Tips

    As the warmth of summer fades away and kids return to school, you should refine your healthcare regimen. Fall is a beautiful season, but it also brings allergies, colds, and other health concerns. Read on to get some great tips to stay healthy this fall! Drink Water We’ve talked before about how important drinking water is for your health, and as the temperatures drop it becomes even more crucia…Read More

  8. All About Ear Infections

    Almost everyone will experience ear pain at least once in their lifetime, but some people are much more prone to getting ear infections regularly. While they are more common in children, adults can suffer the pain of ear infections as well, and they can interfere with daily life. We will cover ear infection basics, and what to do if you or your children are experiencing this pain. What is an Ear I…Read More

  9. Drink For Your Health!

    Want an easy way to be healthier? Drink more water! Water has so many benefits, and it is one of the simplest, most affordable ways to find better health. Our bodies lose water every day, and for optimal health that water needs to be replaced. Read on to find out how water can help you! Headaches Dehydration can be a cause of headaches and migraines, and keeping well hydrated can help to prevent t…Read More

  10. Don’t Neglect Your Annual Exam!

    You realize it has been way too long since your last checkup. You have a few medical issues, but you are mainly ignoring them. Scheduling an appointment seems like a lot of work with your busy schedule. If you are neglecting your annual physical—stop! An annual physical is a really important part of your health, and regular checkups can ensure that you are catching any small issues before they b…Read More