health care,
education and
social services

health care,
education  and
social services

HMeda's blog

Join Dari and Her Family. Give the Gift of Health Care!

Looking for efficient, high-quality medical care and a way to give back?

Meet Dari, who found both at Mary’s Center.

As a wife, mom of two and lawyer in Washington, DC, Dari doesn’t have a moment to waste. Like all of us, she doesn’t like sitting around at the doctor’s office when the doctor is 20 or 30 minutes late. That’s one of the reasons why she chose Mary’s Center.

7 Small Changes to Help You Whittle Your Waistline

Decrease your waistline and increase your chances of having a long, healthy life! That’s the message from Mary’s Center Registered Dietitian and Mary’s Center WIC Program Director, Akua Odi Boateng, who has some great nutrition tips to get you started.

Our Favorite Book Recommendations for PreK through 5th Grade

At Briya Public Charter School, Mary’s Center’s partner in education, we believe that parents are children’s most important teachers — and a love of reading is a powerful lesson that parents can teach. Reading helps children build a strong foundation for school success and exposes them to new ideas about the world. And reading together is a wonderful way for families to bond!

Don’t Fall For These Myths About Your Child’s Oral Health!

Pediatrician Dr. Maria Marquez is passionate about children’s oral health. In this blog, Dr. Marquez, who is also the Medical Director of Mary’s Center’s new site in Fort Totten, Washington, DC, dispels some myths about dental health and shares some very useful advice on how you can protect your little one’s pearly whites.

5 Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Treating Colds

Ahh, it’s winter and it’s cold and flu season! In the first 2 years of life, children can get up to 8-10 colds or even more if they have school-aged siblings or attend daycare. Dr. Stephanie Pope, a mom and Pediatrician at Mary’s Center, says this is healthy and normal. Dr. Pope answers your questions and shares tips for managing cold symptoms in cranky congested children so your family can get a restful night's sleep.

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