By: Maria Gomez
In commemoration of National Health Center Week, Mary’s Center is excited to celebrate being “Rooted in Communities,” a National Association of Community Health Centers’ (NACHC) campaign which emphasizes the fact that...
By: Lisle Cole, WIC Nutrition Associate, CLS, and BPC
Last week, a mother of a one-month old baby girl called the WIC office at Mary’s Center to speak with one of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors because she was worried about not having enoug...
“With this rebranding, we are not changing Mary’s Center’s philosophy—we are making sure every person knows that we are here to serve them. This rebranding is an opportunity to truly demonstrate our values of inclusivity, support, and connection,...
The statistics are simply staggering. According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day more than 115 Americans die
after overdosing on opioids. Addiction to opioids —
including prescription painkiller, h...
Are you trying to get pregnant? Here are some tips from one of
Mary’s Center’s reproductive health experts
1. Take Prenatal
Vitamins. Prenatal vitamins are an important tool to reduce the risk of
certain birth defec...
Spring is a great time to adopt some new habits and set yourself
on the path to a long and healthy life! Here are some simple suggestions from
two of Mary’s Center’s dietitians, Jessie Lupo and Megan Mauer, to get you started.
Millions of parents immunize their children each year, but
others still have doubts, because of misinformation and misconceptions. It is
very important for you to know the truth about vaccines. Your child’s life
depends on it. One of our pediatri...
From a small basement
clinic offering prenatal care in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC in 1988,
Mary’s Center has grown into an all-encompassing community health center
offering medical, dental, behavioral health, education and social service...
On World AIDS Day, we
invite you to read this blog by Ben Siegelman of our Health
Promotion team on how Mary’s Center is making a difference.
“Every time I take my medicine, I cry.
Every day, I have to take this little pill and remem...
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 s...
In recent weeks, Mary’s Center has heard from so
many of you expressing concern for the communities we serve and wanting to help
our participants as they face uncertainty during these trying times due to
recent executive orders. First...
Twenty-two percent of US students say they have been bullied,
according to the National Center for Educational Statistics1.
We asked Mary’s Center School-Based Mental Health therapist Vanessa León about this distressing
Doctor’s visits are much shorter than they used to be many years ago. As a patient, you have to be prepared in order to make the most of your visit and leave the doctor’s office with all your questions answered. Here are a few tips:
The day be...