5 Surprising Ways That Cold Weather Affects Your Health

With the arrival of Thanksgiving, the holiday season will be officially underway, which means cold weather will soon be headed toward the Washington D.C. area. This means cold, snow, ice, and more cold. While winter weather tends to create a nightmare for transportation and energy bills, we often fail to realize that it has a […]

Is ‘Feed A Cold, Starve A Fever’ Really True?

Your mom said it. Her mom said it. Anytime a child complains of not feeling well during cold and flu season, the doctors at our urgent care centers in Washington, D.C. hear many parents say it: “Feed a cold and starve a fever.” Like many proverbs and old wives tales that we repeat without questioning, many […]

Mosquitoes Eating You Alive? This Might Be Why

With all of the alarming information in the media about the Zika virus, people in Washington D.C are more aware of mosquitoes than ever before. What used to be an annoying consequence of living in a humid area that experiences hot temperatures during the summer has now become a genuine cause for alarm. If you’re […]

Medics USA Can Help You Overcome This Common Healthcare Problem

In a perfect world, you would be able to get in to see your primary care doctor any time you had a health concern, injury, or illness. As we’ve detailed in previous blog posts, it’s important to have a primary care physician because they’re more intimately acquainted with your health history, able to use your complete medical […]

3 Painful Summer Threats All Hikers Should Know About

With lots of sunshine and a little extra free time on your hands, you might think about going hiking somewhere in the Washington DC area this summer. Great idea! Not only does hiking get you out of the city heat and up into higher elevations where it’s cooler, it’s also a great workout that gives […]

What Every Parent Should Know Stinging Summer Insects

The warm weather of summer brings families out into their backyards and onto their patios. Unfortunately, it also brings bees, wasps, and other stinging insects out into the atmosphere where they can cause problems for humans. Every summer, the Medics USA urgent care centers see hundreds of kids who are suffering from insect bites and […]

Do You Know The Signs Of Food Poisoning?

With all the sun and nice weather, people all around the Washington D.C. area are starting to take their meals outside. Whether it’s eating dinner together on the back patio or hosting a picnic by the lake with coworkers, eating outside is a great change of pace. However, eating outside does present its own set […]

3 Lawnmower Safety Tips To Keep In Mind This Summer

Do you consider your landscaping to be your life’s work? Is your backyard the envy of everyone who lives in your neighborhood? If so, then you’re probably looking forward to summer’s warm weather. People everywhere will be firing up the lawnmowers, weed whackers, and other landscaping power tools. Unfortunately, these giant toys can also be […]

Severe Sunburn? Come See The Docs At Medics USA

When you hear the word “summer,” what’s the first thing you think of? Many people say “barbecues” or “vacation” or “swimming pool.” For lots of people, though, the immediate answer is “sunburns.” The warm weather of summer makes us all want to get outside and spend some time in the sun, but the sun can […]