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  • Dr. Pontz: Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors 2018! February 11, 2019

    Dr. Pontz was recently included in Washingtonian Magazine’s list for Top Doctors 2018! Congratulations Dr. Pontz!

    View his listing here.

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  • American Heart Month: Healthy Recipe February 7, 2019

    February is American Heart Month.

    Enjoy this delicious recipe that will nourish your heart and soul.American Heart Month recipe-NOVAMED

    Click here to find a list of other heart-healthy recipes provided by the American Heart Association.

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  • The Age of Anxiety January 11, 2019

    Higher Anxiety? Our ‘age of anxiety’ began four centuries ago

    It can come on suddenly and intensely, causing shaking, confusion and difficulty breathing for no apparent reason…trigger an irrational avoidance of elevators or public transportation…or become a steady drumbeat of worry always in the background. ... Continue Reading

  • Going with the Grain January 11, 2019

    Going with the Grain

    They may be the culinary trendsetters of the 21st century, but the ancient wonders of the grain world have remain unchanged for the last several hundred years. From chia to kamut, sorghum to spelt, like many whole grains, they are significant ... Continue Reading

  • Why Today’s Health News Often Becomes Tomorrow’s Retractions January 11, 2019

    Handle with Care: Why Today’s Health News Often Becomes Tomorrow’s Retractions

    We’ve all seen it played out hundreds of times, as a drug, food or habit is trumpeted as the way to lower the risk of cancer or heart disease only to be walked back ... Continue Reading

  • Decoding Different Diets September 25, 2018

    What Kind of Eater are You?

    In the quest for a healthier lifestyle, even inveterate beef eaters may be considering a more vegetable-centric diet. If you’re on a journey to vegetarianism or simply curious about the side roads surrounding it, follow our road map to ... Continue Reading

  • Pain Management: The New Approach September 25, 2018

    Fewer Pills, Lower Doses, More Vigilance: The New Approach to Pain Management

    It’s hard to imagine a medical crisis more widely discussed, dissected and debated in the last two years than opioid abuse. As a result, clear action steps have been taken, including retooling of ... Continue Reading

  • Cooking the Rainbow 12/5/17 at Lapham Community Center November 29, 2017

    “It’s still not too late to sign up for our kickoff holiday cooking event!

    These dishes don’t just look delicious… they are designed to lower systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, and to support our gut microbiome- a festive, tasty way to enhance our health, especially during ... Continue Reading

  • Got Milk? Or Calcium Supplements? Or Neither? November 20, 2017

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    Calcium, so essential to strong bones and teeth, as well as nerve transmission, muscle contraction and blood clotting, can be in short supply as we age. Exactly how much is needed of this important mineral, and Vitamin D, its companion ... Continue Reading

  • Aging Well, Aging Healthy…a continuing series November 20, 2017

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    As almost 10,000 Baby Boomers officially become senior citizens each day, the focus on preventing and treating age-related ailments becomes distinctly more urgent. HealthWise presents an ongoing look at research that provides valuable insights to help today’s seniors – and the generations ... Continue Reading