1. What Is The Ideal Age For A Mammogram?

    In a previous post, we touched on why preventative health care is so crucial to our daily wellness. When you take preventative measures such as making wise eating and lifestyle habits consistently, combined with seeing your primary care physician for wellness care screenings, it can effectively prevent illness and disease. Preventative women’s health care is seeing a gynecologist for a pap smear…Read More

  2. Fact or Myth: Is it Harder For Women to Lose Weight?

    While everyone wants to look their best, as our outward aesthetics tend to dictate our confidence and self-esteem, being overweight or obese can impact more than the way you look and result in grave health consequences such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Carrying around extra weight can cut your life shorter and is more expensive over time, which is why so many people set weight lo…Read More

  3. What Is Preventative and Wellness Care? (Part Two)

    In part one, we discussed how preventative and wellness care can be found in a medical center through tests and counseling your physician provides, and as actions, you can take in your personal life. We touched upon the former in depth in our last post, and today we’ll look at what you can do as an individual to work towards health and wellness, preventatively. At Virginia Premium Medical Care i…Read More

  4. 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

  5. What Is Preventative and Wellness Care? (Part One)

    Doctor’s offices and medical clinics function and serve patients in diverse ways, such as in areas of women’s health, general medical care, and annual physicals. While it’s common to go to the doctor when you’re sick, why schedule an appointment for preventative and wellness care when you’re not ill? Optimal health and wellness depend on how you care for yourself, preventatively. At Virg…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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