Dr. Bill Booker

scale reading 219.6 pounds

Spring Detox: ‘Interior Cleaning’ is a Challenge and a Necessity

It feels like spring has finally arrived. With the calendar at May 1, the weather is temperamental.  Over the weekend, I was in Richmond, where it was 89 degrees. I drove two hours back to DC. It was a balmy 45. The fluctuations are a sure sign that it’s time for a spring detox. Since …

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Good Samaritans: Stepping Up Is Easy When You’re the Only One There

Being a Good Samaritan often happens as a result of being in the right place at the right time, not necessarily looking to step up and doing something to help out someone else. But the moment when you actually can be of service to someone in need is a great feeling.  We’ve had two recent incidents …

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Genetic Testing: The First Step to Preventative Medicine

The accompanying picture is one I took of those really cool bracelets they give you when you are admitted to the hospital. I got one just last week, after my second visit to the emergency room in two months. As you may have read last month, I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my …

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Dr. Booker and son Quint on the PlayStation.

Listen To Your Body: What Mine Told Me Christmas Weekend

On Wednesday of last week, I joined my son for a competition on PlayStation. It was a glorious feeling after being released from four days in the hospital following my fortunate decision to take time to listen to my body. I had spent three nights in the Cardiothoracic Unit at Suburban Hospital. Doctors were evaluating …

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Are You Resting Yet? There’s Still Time!

That’s right. It’s almost mid-August, that awkward period where summer is about to come to an end and fall is right around the corner. It’s nearly time for school to start back up, summer vacations will be a memory, and the “usual” routine will resume. For me, August signifies the time for us to all …

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How the Mundane Can Make You Thankful for a Second Chance at Life

This holiday season, I’m thankful for a second chance at life. You often hear words like these after someone survives a near-death experience. I’m speaking these words after having my hip replaced. It is something of a shame that it takes a life-altering experience in order for people to have perspective. Like most of you, …

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Is It Too Early To Take a Look Back at 2016?

We are rounding out the always exciting “marathon season,” where crazy people all over this great country of ours volunteer to put their bodies through the brutality of running farther than the human body was ever meant to go.  As a former “marathoner” and arguably, an ongoing crazy person, I can attest that the sacrifice …

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