5 Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer

As we enter the middle of July, the desire to travel and gather outdoors is increasing. Despite the DC metropolitan area starting to lift COVID-19 restrictions, it’s still important to take appropriate precautions when you leave your home. Also, ...

Home and Healthy: Skip the Waiting Room with Virtual Appointments

During these stressful and challenging times, self-care is essential, and that means continuing to look after your health. Mary’s Center has found that virtual phone or video appointments with our providers are an excellent alternative to keep...

Should We Worry About Coronavirus?

By Dara Koppelman, Chief Nursing Officer As media coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak increases, we continue to receive more questions from our participants. Understandably, people wonder if they need to worry about this outbreak, and what th...

Holiday eating: Let’s enjoy mindfully!

By Carolina Sierra, Nutrition Services Coordinator Putting restrictions on foods that we love and grew up with can be a source of distress. Part of your holiday self-care routine can include allowing yourself to enjoy your favorite foods in th...

Flu Shot: Know before you say “No”

By: Dr. Dana Mueller, Director of Adult and Family Medicine. As a primary care doctor, I recommend almost all my patients get vaccinated against Influenza (or Flu). Young, old, pregnant, healthy, or chronically ill – ev...

If You Leave your Abusive Partner, You will Not be Alone

By: Arianna Rodriguez, Domestic Violence Advocate As the Domestic Violence Advocate at Mary’s Center, I’ve seen how abusive relationships are often cyclical in many ways alternating between tension, explosion, a honeymoon phase, forgiveness, ...

Understanding Sexual Health: A Conversation with LaKeisha

For Sexual Health Awareness Month, Mary’s Center’s LaKeisha Agnew, Community Outreach and Prevention, sat down to answer questions about sexual health she often hears from community members and staff. LaKeisha has experience with education, preve...

Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Visit

Doctor’s visits are much shorter than they used to be many years ago. As a patient, you have to be prepared in order to make the most of your visit and leave the doctor’s office with all your questions answered. Here are a few tips: The day be...