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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...

Get Care to Give Care: Meet Chase and Heather Kimball

For nearly 33 years, Mary’s Center has made healthcare more accessible for thousands of individuals with limited resources throughout the DC metropolitan area. Mary’s Center offers care to all who walk through our doors, regardless of ability to ...

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! ...

Embracing Your Culture for Better Nutrition

By Carolina Sierra MS, CNS, Nutrition Services Coordinator All of us have a unique way of doing things, from the way we love to how we practice religion, dress ourselves, and prepare our meals. These customs and habits are all part of who we a...

Children’s Health from Head to Toe

There’s nothing Dr. Sandra Kim loves more than seeing a child hop out of the dental chair with a big smile on their face after their appointment. Dr. Sandra Kim Dr. Kim is one of our dentists here at Mary’s Center, and for her, it’s not jus...

Vaccine Hesitancy: Let’s Talk About It

In honor of Black History Month, Mary’s Center staff share their perspectives on how systemic discrimination and the historic abuse of trust inflicted by medical research impacts vaccination decision-making for communities of color. Dr. Ra...

Sexual Health in Times of COVID

Hola Cultura interviewed Mary's Center Outreach Coordinator Airam Thurman in late 2020, and we are re-sharing the interview now during National Condom Month, with Valentine's Day around the corner. View the original post, including the Spanish ve...

Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Tollie B. Elliott, Sr., MD, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elliott, Chief Medical Officer After all these months of suffering, we finally have hope with the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine. I know there is genuine mistrust around vaccines esp...