The Northwest D.C. Medical Office Building is scheduled to open on September 17. The center will be located a short distance from the current West End Medical Center at 2301 M St., NW, and will provide 42,000 square feet of care and service. All physicians, staff, and services currently located at the West End Medical Center will relocate to the new facility.
Margaret Dupree Hobson, MD, is a dermatologist with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in the Kaiser Permanente Northern Virginia service area. She offers tips for protecting yourself against the summer sun.
Summer’s here and that means beach vacations and long sunny days. Keep your skin safe by learning the facts on skin cancer.
5 tips for preventing skin cancer
There are many precautions you can take to help prevent skin cancer.
Sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the sun. When choosing sunscreen, keep these tips in mind:
Follow these tips when you’re applying sunscreen:
You may first find out that you have high cholesterol when you are diagnosed with a problem that is caused in part by high cholesterol, such as a heart condition.
Since high cholesterol typically doesn't have symptoms, it’s important to know your cholesterol numbers. Check with your doctor about how often you should have your cholesterol levels checked, especially if you have diabetes or heart disease. You can also prevent or lower high cholesterol by following these tips.
To help you avoid the flu season this year, be sure to get your flu vaccine. The flu virus changes often and the protection from the vaccine only lasts for about a year. That's why you should get a flu shot every year, preferably in the fall.
Flu shots are available at no charge to our members when given at a Kaiser Permanente medical facility. Once the flu season starts, there will be information on locations of flu clinics at 1-800-482-4738. You can also find flu shot clinics in your area. Learn how to stay well this cold and flu season.
As a Kaiser Permanente member, you can choose from a variety of Healthy Living classes at little or no cost. Below is a partial list for the upcoming month in your area.
To register for InStep and nutrition classes, call the appointment line at 703-359-7878 or
1-800-777-7904, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For prenatal classes, speak with your obstetrician-gynecologist to register. For all other classes, call the health education automated line, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 301-816-6565 or 1-800-444-6696. Please leave a message and someone will call you back within 24 business hours.
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