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How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Sep 1st, 2019

If you have chronic ankle instability, the outer side of your ankle is vulnerable to rolling, twisting, strains, and sprains. Your ankle can give out suddenly, even if you’re just walking or standing. The condition develops as a result of a sprained ankle that healed improperly. If you rush the...

Here's How Your Doctor Can Help You Lose Weight Aug 1st, 2019

If you’re overweight or obese, you’re not alone. Almost 72% of the population of the United States carries too many pounds. Excess weight isn’t just about looking good in a swimsuit or sliding into a pair of skinny jeans; it’s a matter of health and quality of life. When you’re...

The Building Blocks of a Low Cholesterol Diet Jul 1st, 2019

What you eat matters to your health. At Washington Healthcare Center, we can help you change your diet to lower your cholesterol numbers. After all, high cholesterol greatly raises your risk of stroke, heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Our experts are happy to help you devise complete meal plans....

3 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Treat Hypertension Jun 1st, 2019

High blood pressure is a serious condition that raises your risk of heart attack or stroke. While medications can often control it, they can have unwanted side effects that you’d like to avoid. Your lifestyle plays an important role in your ability to control your blood pressure. These tips from...

Here's What Every Diabetic Needs to Know About Foot Care May 1st, 2019

Even the smallest cut or blister on your foot can be a serious issue if you’re a diabetic. Daily foot care helps you avoid complications that can lead to infection and even potential amputation. If you do see an abrasion or cut that won’t heal, contact us at Washington Healthcare...

5 Tips For Handling Asthma During the Summer Apr 1st, 2019

Asthma doesn’t go away during summer vacation, no matter how much you want it to. Hot, humid air can be a problem for asthma sufferers. Humid air heightens the moisture level, so the air is damp, heavy, and hard to breathe. Mold, which is a common asthma trigger, grows faster...

How SculpSure® Can Slim You Down Without Painful Surgery Mar 6th, 2019

You live a healthy lifestyle — eating healthfully and exercising faithfully when you can. You’ve even watched the scale numbers drop, but your body doesn’t look like you hoped. Areas such as your belly and thighs continue to hold stubbornly onto fat. Magazine articles and fitness gurus promise that if...

3 Reasons SculpSure Is So Popular Among Men and Women Alike Feb 1st, 2019

Diet and exercise can help you lose weight, but these strategies don’t always trim fat from the areas you want. SculpSure® laser treatments do. If you have trouble spots that just don’t respond to conventional weight loss efforts even after you’ve reached a healthy weight, SculpSure can help. Men and...

Live in the Body You Want This Year with SculpSure Jan 9th, 2019

You can get the body shape you want without invasive liposuction or plastic surgery. SculpSure body contouring is a noninvasive laser-based technology that requires absolutely no downtime and provides fantastic results. That’s why we offer it at Washington Healthcare. If you are at or near your ideal weight but have...

Boosting Your Confidence and Blasting Stubborn Fat with SculpSure Dec 6th, 2018

Stubborn pockets of fat that just don’t go away regardless of how much you exercise or diet are frustrating and take a toll on your confidence. These areas can make you feel self-conscious in a swimsuit or make you less than eager to attend an upcoming reunion. Blast these areas...

Do You Know the Difference Between Good and Bad Cholesterol? Nov 16th, 2018

Medical experts declare that you need low cholesterol levels to be healthy. While doctors recommend you keep your total cholesterol below 200 mg/dL, you need some cholesterol to form cell membranes, so not all cholesterol is bad. Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance that your body produces. Too much cholesterol...

Why and How the Flu Shot is Reformulated Every Year Oct 26th, 2018

You know the signs all too well: coughing, fever, muscular aches, chest pain, headache, and fatigue. When flu season strikes — peak season is between December and February, but the flu can strike anytime between October and early May — kids miss school and workers miss meetings. Avoid the misery...

The Importance of Maintaining Bone Strength as You Age Sep 13th, 2018

As you age, your bones are vulnerable to degeneration. Maximum bone size and strength is usually reached when you’re between the ages of 25 and 30. And by the age of 40, most people slowly start to lose bone mass. Declines in bone density can be a serious health problem....

Ten Tips for Keeping Your Feet Healthy This Summer Aug 15th, 2018

Summertime is a season of sandals, putting your feet on full display. Depending on how you feel about your feet, that could be a good or bad. But one thing’s for sure -- keeping your feet healthy means having more fun. Our podiatrist here at Washington Healthcare Center, Dr. Michael...

10 Tips for Maintaining Weight Loss While Traveling Jul 31st, 2018

Sticking to a healthy routine is challenging enough on its own, but throw in downtime in airports, hotel food, and unfamiliar surroundings, and it’s easy to see why maintaining weight loss while traveling is challenging. To keep you on the right path, our experts share their best tips on how...

Sick of Stubborn Belly Fat? SculpSure® Can Help Jun 13th, 2018

Sick of Stubborn Belly Fat? SculpSure Can HelpYou’ve been working hard, eating all the right foods, making it to the gym, doing your crunches, and going to Pilates class. But even after all that, you still can’t seem to lose that layer of fat on your belly. You’re not alone....