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Advice for Healthy Living

February 28th, 2018

National Social Work Month and National Doctor’s Day

by Joseph Aigner-Varoz Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support March is National Social Work Month.  During the entire month, we celebrate Social Workers across WellMed and across the nation to recognize […]

February 23rd, 2018

The Silent Killer: Controlling Hypertension

By Saritha Pothuluri, MD As a primary care physician specializing in senior health care, I’m no stranger to a common malady in older adults: hypertension, more commonly referred to as […]

February 20th, 2018

RAISE Act raises the bar for caregiver support

By Carol Zernial In late January, the President signed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act into law. The new law requires the Secretary of Health […]

January 8th, 2018

Got pain? Here are 9 ways to treat osteoarthritis

By Daniel Oyiriaru, M.D. Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis is just one type of arthritis. It is common as we get older in life.  When it sets in, […]

October 31st, 2017

Mask On, Mask Off – Trick or Treat?

by Dr. Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, CAP, CFT To celebrate Halloween, we can dress up, put on masks and pretend to be anything we want. Afterward, we return our costumes […]

October 9th, 2017

Staying healthy this flu season

Dr. Aparna Vallabhaneni WellMed at Georgetown Maybe you or someone you know took the flu mist in recent years, the inhalable version of the flu shot. If you did, here’s […]

September 15th, 2017

Three tips for summer safety for older adults

by Dr. Lorena Gomez Summer heat can be hard for older adults. So it’s important to think about how to deal with the harmful effects of the sun. The Centers […]