Explaining Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

By the Mary’s Center LGBTQ+ Committee Nowadays, we have a lot more words to describe ourselves than we used to. Instead of being forced to conform to male or female, straight or gay, people can choose from a whole new vocabulary that mirrors t...

Listen Now: Behavioral Health Podcast Series

We are excited to share a new podcast series featuring Mary's Center's phenomenal behavioral health team! The Difference Maker Series @ The Pod of DC is the latest podcast from host and producer Rick Bernstein, spotlighting healthcare heroes i...

Doulas: The Pregnancy and Birth Support You Might Want

If you are having a baby, a doula may be just what you need to facilitate a comfortable pregnancy and birth. Doulas are trained workers who support you in a non-medical capacity through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. They provide ed...

Women’s Health Week: How our own staff keep up with their well-being

From vegan cooking to salsa dancing, Mary’s Center staff share what they do to maintain their physical and mental health, in honor of National Women’s Health Week (May 9-15). Top: Marisa enjoying an outdoor workout; Bottom: Marisa’s dog Lu...

New Baby at Home? Follow These Tips for a Good Start!

The time after birth is fun and full of surprises, but it can also be hectic and overwhelming. Mary’s Center Pediatrician Dr. Jessica Schroeder has advice on what to expect and how to keep your baby safe and healthy. Taking Care of your Ba...

How to Prevent Child Abuse in a Pandemic

By Carlos Merchan, Home Visiting Program Manager, and Felix Hernandez, Advocacy and Fatherhood Supervisor As adults, we have a lot of responsibilities, and that can be overwhelming even when we’re not in the middle of a global pandemic. Unders...

Life After the Vaccine: What’s Safe and What’s Not

After months of waiting, you finally got your COVID-19 vaccine! But now what? Can you hug your friends again? Get rid of all your masks? Jet off on a vacation? Mary’s Center Director of Adult and Family Medicine Dr. Dana Mueller is here to ans...

Upcoming Leadership Transition

To my dear Mary’s Center community,  With mixed emotions and immense gratitude, I share with you today that after 33 arduous and rewarding years, I will be departing Mary’s Center at the end of 2021. When we planted the first humble se...

Whole Grains for the Whole Family

By Carolyn Nestman, BS, WIC Nutritionist Assistant Carolyn Nestman, WIC Nutritionist Assistant “I HATE this seeded bread,” I remember my spirited sister declaring to my mom at 6 years old. To get our family to eat a little healthier, my mom...

Portion Distortion: Controlling Portion Sizes at Home and Away

By Donna Dunston, MS, LN, WIC Nutrition Coordinator Donna Dunston, Nutrition Coordinator There it is! In your face all day now that we are working from home. The dreaded refrigerator. The holy grail that holds all things dear to us. FOOD! ...