Flu Season

Flu season has started earlier than usual in the DC metro area. So get your flu shots starting the 1st week of October rather than the last. Symptoms include upper respiratory congestion, productive cough, fever or sweats, and body aches. Our center has immunizations in stock now. Make your appointment to come in to get this soon. If you have a chronic condition like diabetes, asthma or COPD most insurance coverage will apply.

Annandale Women and Family Center
2839 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 751-4702
https://plus.google.com/+AnnandaleWomenFamilyCenterAlexandria

Medications

It is always a good idea to be proactive regarding your health. Whenever you are given a prescription for a new medication, check out how it works, if it reacts to any other medications you are on, and what the serious side effects are. Notice the term “serious” because all medications have some annoying side effects – like nausea or GI upset.

Two web sites to use for this are: WebMD and Mayoclinic.com And of course if you have any concerns or questions – make an appointment and we will discuss them.

 

Annandale Women and Family Center
2839 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 751-4702
https://plus.google.com/+AnnandaleWomenFamilyCenterAlexandria

Fall

Fall is a good time to take a look at our lives and decide what we like and what we want to change.  In trying to attain/maintain a health life style, this is a great time of year to get outdoors.  Check out the hikes the Sierra Club sponsors.  Or head down to one of the Potomac boatyards and rent a kayak or canoe.  Make an effort to get outdoors and do something active four times a week within the next thirty days.

Annandale Women and Family Center
2839 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 751-4702
https://plus.google.com/+AnnandaleWomenFamilyCenterAlexandria