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Supporting Older Adult Mental Health

Our later years are full of transitions, from retirement to managing our aging bodies to loss of loved ones. These changes can be hard to process, especially when you add in the isolation and stress brought on by the pandemic. According to the CD...

How to Manage Your Stress Levels as a Caregiver

By Fernanda Ruiz, Home Visiting Director, and Georgette Saad, Senior Early Childhood Manager People always ask how our kids are doing and they are excited to see how much our kids have grown. However, very few people ask how parents and caregi...

How Older Adults Can Best Protect Themselves from COVID-19

By Dr. Laura Blinkhorn, Family Physician/Geriatrician As we age, we need to take extra care to stay healthy and prevent illness since our bodies are not as good at fighting off and recovering from infection. COVID-19 has been a prime examp...

Doulas Support Black Maternal Health

Pregnancy and childbirth will bring about some of the most exciting moments in your life, but this can also be a difficult and overwhelming time. With the added stressors of racism and bias that people of color often face in their health care, ha...

Meet Tom – Addressing Senior Food Insecurity, One Phone Call at a Time

Food insecurity is an issue for people of all ages in the district, but older adults in DC have the highest rate of hunger in comparison to the rest of the nation, Feeding America reports. DC Hunger Solutions found that in 2020, nearly a third...

The Native Flavors of Mesoamerica

By Ana Chavez, WIC Breastfeeding Counselor and Nutrition Technician When we hear about spices, most people think of food from the cultures of India, the Middle East, and Africa. It’s true that rich spices came from those regions, but today I w...

Adding More Than Flavor: Nutritional Benefits of Spices and Herbs

By Nabani Ashraf, WIC Nutritionist Assistant Spices and herbs have always played a strong role in cultural heritages. Historically, spices provided great sources of power and wealth, as they were used for both culinary and medical purposes. In...

Celebrating A World of Flavors: Nutritional Benefits of Traditional Foods

The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month®, “Celebrate a World of Flavors,” takes us back to the familiar foods we love. It is a journey to the market we used to visit, to grandma’s kitchen, to the country where we or our parents or grand...

Ensuring YOU + BABY Are Happy and Healthy

Mary’s Center understands that while pregnancy is an exciting time, it can also be a time filled with questions and uncertainty. We are committed to providing high-quality, equitable health care to all who come through our doors, which is the dri...

What Black Health and Wellness Means to Me

By Lisle Cole, Breastfeeding Counselor Growing up, I remember how my two grandmothers would feed their family and friends as a way to share food, love, time, and memories. No matter how little we may have had, no one would ever know becaus...