12 Days of Wellness 2017

Day 1

On the First Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Even one holiday headache is one too many.”  Neurologist Dr. Carrie Dougherty offers some advice on how to celebrate the season headache-free.

Day 2

On the 2nd Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Take care of your two feet and they will take care of you.”  Foot and Ankle Center Director Dr. Paul Cooper has the skinny on high heels and holiday parties.

Day 3

On the 3rd Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Every cookie counts especially if you’re diabetic or trying to lose weight.”  Follow Dr. Shirisha Avadhanula’s three steps to keep your blood sugar on track.

Day 4

On the 4th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Harmony in the household means keeping your kids happy and healthy over their holiday break.” Pediatrician Dr. Blair Farr helps us with some tips.  

Day 5

On the 5th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Remember these five words to help you stay mindful when you feel holiday stress.” Director of MedStar Georgetown’s Mindfulness Program Dr. Paul Jones explains STOPP.

Day 6

On the 6th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Recognizing these six symptoms could help you save a life.” Dr. Mary Carter Denny explains BEFAST and the symptoms of stroke.

Day 7

On the 7th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Holiday treats are delicious but food impaction can be a dangerous problem when we gather for feasts and parties.” Gastroenterologist Dr.  Shervin Shafa has tips on staying safe when we indulge.

Day 8

On the 8th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “The winter months can bring on colds, flu and sinus infections.”  Otolaryngologist Suzette Mikula sorts out virus versus bacteria and how to stay sniffle-free.

Day 9

On the 9th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “‘Tis the season of giving.”  Director of Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation at MedStar Georgetown Dr. Peter Abrams reminds us how to become an organ donor.

Day 10

On the 10th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Snow, ice and winter sports can be hard on your bones.”  Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. William Postma has some tips to keep the aches and pains away.

Day 11

On the 11th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Cancer doesn’t take a holiday.” Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Dr. Jeff Toretsky explains why the holidays can mean new cancer diagnoses among kids.

Day 12

On the 12th Day of Wellness my doctor said to me, “Remember, it’s better to give than to receive and expressing gratitude is a great way to spread holiday cheer.”  Philanthropy Vice President Pam Maroulis explains how you can share the love of the season to help MGUH.