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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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Staff Spotlight: Q&A With Physical Therapist Christine Springer

  Editor’s Note: In the interest of introducing patients to Capitol Rehab staff whom they may not know, we run an occasional series that puts our team members in the spotlight.  Meet the newest member of the Capitol Rehab of Arlington team, physical therapist Christine Springer.     1) Where were you born? Where did you grow …

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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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The Punch Line Is Easy After 20 Years of Diagnosing Symptoms

“I have to make an announcement.  I plan on retiring soon. It’s time for me to do this frankly because, it’s just gotten too easy.” This is how Dave Chappelle opened his recent comedy tour.  Dave (I call him Dave) pointed out that he has been doing comedy for over 30 years and it has …

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