Blog Archive

Who is at Risk for Developing Arthritis? Dec 1st, 2019

Millions of Americans are living with arthritis. This inflammatory condition causes pain and can limit mobility. When you think of arthritis, older adults likely come to mind, and it’s true, age is a major risk factor for developing arthritis. However, a number of other factors put you at risk for...

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Nov 1st, 2019

It’s official: the CDC says that nearly one-tenth of Americans have diabetes, and an additional third have prediabetes — meaning that if they don’t get treatment, they could develop Type 2 diabetes in the next five years. Even worse are the numbers surrounding obesity: nearly a third of adults in...

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease Oct 1st, 2019

Heart disease accounts for almost as many deaths of American women as it does for men -- but only around half of women recognize their risk of death from heart disease. Women often have different symptoms of heart problems than men, and their risk rises after menopause and with advanced...

Prima Medicine is Excited to Introduce Dr. Harneet Rikki Kohli to the Team Aug 12th, 2019

Here at Prima Medicine, we’re proud to announce the recruitment of Harneet Rikki Kohli, MD to our medical team. Dr. Kohli joins us as the second internal medicine specialist on staff at our two locations: Fairfax and South Riding, Virginia. We’re beyond thrilled to have Dr. Kohli as part of...

What is Behavioral Health? Aug 1st, 2019

You’re not alone if you’re emotionally or psychologically challenged by everyday life. In any given year, one in five American adults experiences a behavioral health illness.  Behavioral health refers to your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Behavioral health illnesses include disorders that result in abnormal thoughts, feelings, actions, and interactions...

Are You Among the Millions of Americans Who Have High Blood Pressure and Don't Know it? Jul 2nd, 2019

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans, an estimated 1 in 3 adults, many of whom don’t even know they have it. The lack of symptoms are why high blood pressure is called the silent killer in the medical community, but knowing the...

How Angina Symptoms Can Differ Between Women and Men Jun 1st, 2019

Angina is a type of chest pain that occurs as a result of weakened blood flow to your heart. It should be taken quite seriously, as it’s a symptom of coronary heart disease, which often leads to heart attacks. Because medicine often overlooks how disease symptoms present differently in women...

7 Tips for Controlling Your Acid Reflux Symptoms May 14th, 2019

After binging on spicy pizza or greasy onion rings, anyone can suffer from occasional indigestion resulting in acid reflux. That’s the uncomfortable — sometimes painful — condition when your stomach acid, and even food, creep back up into your esophagus. But if you get hit with heartburn a couple times...

How to Prevent Prediabetes From Turning Into Full-Blown Diabetes Apr 2nd, 2019

While scare tactics aren’t great conversation starters, it’s a fact that more than 84 million adults in the United States are on the brink of developing diabetes, which is a systemic and chronic condition that casts a wide net over your health and wellness. If you fall into this large...