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  • Medical Marijuana Myths April 2, 2019

    Smoking Out the Myths: Medical Marijuana

    Does medical marijuana offer a solution to treating epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety and neurogenerative diseases? Or is it an untested, potentially unsafe treatment that will eventually turn out to be ... Continue Reading

  • Adult ADD April 2, 2019

    Attention Please: ADD/ADHD is Not Just a Childhood Condition

    In the 21stcentury, it’s standard procedure to test unfocused, impulsive and restless children who struggle to achieve in school for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit ... Continue Reading

  • 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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, ... Continue Reading

  • A Flu-Free Winter: Your Best Shot September 25, 2018

    Take Your Best Shot for a Flu-Free Winter

    Last year’s flu season was severe in most parts of the country and left many wondering why the flu vaccine hadn’t performed more effectively. However, it remains our ... Continue Reading