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Office Hours

(By Appointment)

Mon    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tue     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wed    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thu     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Frid     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sat and Sun  Closed

 

Quest Lab hours:     Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tips of a Healthy School Year

The new school year for Fairfax County and Fairfax City schools starts 9/4/12. Capital Family Practice wants you and your family to have a healthy and productive school year.

 

It is important for a healthy immune system for the body to have a well balanced diet. Kids need to eat breakfast before rushing to the bus stop. Encourage your child to eat fruits and veggies on a daily basis. The nutritional punch in these help keep your immune system strong and ready to go.  Young children and teenagers need adequate sleep. Every child is different but most need 8-10 hours every night. Try to keep to a set bed and wake time. This helps prevent fatigue and sleep problems. Moderate exercise on a daily basis keeps us fit and strong. Consider signing up for an after school activity that involves physical activity.

 

Cold and flu season are almost here. Everyone over the age of 6 months should receive a flu vaccine. You may stop by Capital Family Practice anytime during normal business hours for a flu shot. No appointment is needed.

 

Handwashing is your best defense against exposure to bacteria and viruses. Wash hands frequently with hot sopay water for at least 30 seconds. Remind young children to keep nonfood items (pencils, etc..) out of their mouths.

These are just a few tips to keep healthy this school season.

 

Kathleen M. Curtis MD