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Summer Bodies are Made in Winter: Learn What our Advanced Body Sculpting Treatment Can Do for You Dec 1st, 2022

Winter is a great time to hide behind bulky clothes, but before you know it, summer rolls around again, and you’re scrambling to tone up and slim down. Why not use the winter months to sculpt your body into the one you’ll be proud to show off when the layers...

Why Wait Until New Years? 5 Reasons to Start Your Medical Weight Loss Program Now Nov 1st, 2022

Are you marking January 1st as the start date for your new weight-loss plan? Like so many others, you may view the New Year as a chance to make a fresh start. But how many times has losing weight been at the top of your New Year’s resolution list? At...

EMSCULPT NEO: The Noninvasive Body Sculpting Treatment Banishes Fat and Builds Muscle Oct 24th, 2022

Imagine a noninvasive body sculpting treatment that tightens abs, builds calf muscles, or develops biceps and triceps without a single sit-up, lunge, or curl.  Add fat-burning technology that melts away inches as you build muscle, and you’ll understand why Virginians love EMSCULPT NEO®. Board-certified internist Rachel Chastanet, MD, and her...

"The Flu" is still out there! Oct 6th, 2022

Every year hundreds of Virginians die from Influenza.  Protect yourself and those you love! Get a flu shot.  Every year.  No, you CAN'T get flu from the shot. Most insurance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid cover influenza vaccine without any co-pay. With health insurance you can go into any pharmacy...

The Collagen Conundrum Sep 8th, 2022

Collagen and elastin are the proteins in your skin responsible for firmness and flexibility.  As you age, these proteins decrease in your skin and you get skin thinning and wrinkles.  Unfortunately, eating collagen does absolutely nothing to increase the quantity or quality of collagen in your skin.  Your body just...

B-12 Facts and Myths Sep 5th, 2022

VITAMIN B-12 Separating fact from fiction B-12 (cyanocobalamine or methylcobalamine) is critically important in human nutrition.  A deficiency of B-12 can occur by several mechanisms and is not as uncommon as you might imagine.  B-12 deficiency can cause a number of serious, potentially permanent, even fatal diseases, and B-12 is...

Do I have Binge Eating Disorder? Sep 4th, 2022

In the past three months, have you had any episodes of excessive overeating?  If so, you could be suffering from Binge Eating Disorder (BED), the most common eating disorder.  People with BED often feel like they lose control of their eating during the episode.  They feel compelled to keep eating...

A Fountain of Youth for Your Face Jul 7th, 2022

Two of our popular treatments, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Chemical Peels, help rejuvenate your face for a more youthful, refreshed and healthy appearance. Which one is right for you? IPL therapy is a skin rejuvenation process that uses intense pulses of light that penetrate deep into the skin. The...

Epionce, a medical grade professional skin care line Jun 24th, 2022

What Is a Professional Skin Care Line? And why is Epionce Special? Professional-strength skin care lines are sold exclusively in medical settings, such as dermatology practices, medical spas and by physician-supervised aestheticians. Epionce has partnered with trained skin experts since the launch of its very first product, because CEO and...

You Are My Sunshine...Pill Apr 25th, 2022

Vitamin D is made in your skin from exposure to sunshine. It is the only vitamin which is almost impossible to get by just eating a healthy diet, because it is not found in significant amounts in most foods unless it is added in, such as in vitamin D fortified...

The Shape of Things to Come- Body Shaping Jun 4th, 2021

Body shaping includes three basic options for improving your appearance without weight loss:  decreasing fat, tightening skin and toning muscles.  Fat cells can be killed with heat, such as that provided by radio frequency or by freezing to decrease local fat deposits.  Skin can be tightened and encouraged to grow...

How to get what you need from telemedicine Apr 17th, 2020

  Lots of us found telemedicine necessary during the SARS-CoV-2 / CoViD 19 pandemic and many people also found telemedicine to be very convenient.  Hopefully, some insurance companies will see the value in this alternative type of appointment and continue to provide coverage going forward.  Here are some tips for...

Sleep Your Fat Away Jan 14th, 2020

Of all the wellness changes you could make to be healthier this year, unless you need to quit smoking, sleep needs to be your first priority.  Sleep deprivation (sleeping under 6 hours a night) causes obesity, diabetes and premature death, not to mention poor work performance and irritability.  Your risk...

Try Not to Laugh! Jan 9th, 2020

"I laughed so hard I almost peed myself!"  When we were younger, before pregnancies, weight gain and aging we thought that phrase just meant something was really funny.  We didn't think that really happened.  Do you remember your surprise the first time you sneezed, coughed or laughed hard enough to...

My Mother Was Right About Sugar Causing Diabetes Nov 3rd, 2019

Then... When I was a little girl, I remember my mother telling me to not eat all my Halloween candy at once, because if I ate too much sugar, I would get “sugar diabetes.” When I went off to medical school in the 1980s, I learned differently. I learned that...