Protect yourself in the Sun

Protect yourself in the Sun

Our skin is the bodies largest organ. Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer you can get. Tanning beds, x-rays, and radon can cause other types of cancers as well. Please avoid over exposure if possible.  Ways to protect yourself in the sun: Use and apply sunscreen correctly- Use suncreen that is 30 […]

HWMS Social Media

HWMS Social Media

Please follow us on our Facebook for weekly posts and updates about our practice! Leave us a review! https://www.facebook.com/housecallsvirginia We are also on Instagram!  HWMS @Healthandwellnessmedical We want to give a HUGE thank you to our community, for all of the continued support thus far!

Health & Hydration

Health & Hydration

How much water should a person drink? Your weight: First, you must know your exact weight. Multiply by 2/3: Next, you will need to multiply your weight by 2/3. The answer is the amount of water you will need to drink daily. Activity Level: Depending on how often you exercise, you should add 12 oz of water for […]

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

What is a Nurse Practitioner

How to become a Nurse Practitioner Graduate from High School Persue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited program Become a Registered Nurse (pass NCLEX-RN exam) Gain experience and get specialized training in the area that interests you Get a graduate degree in Nursing Receive NP License and certifications through state agencys and […]

No Health without Mental Health

No Health without Mental Health

What is Mental health? Mental health controls how you feel, interact with others, and handle life situations. There are many factors that may contribute to a person having mental health issues. Some of those factors include: Family genetics brain chemistry trauma, abuse toxic home environment personal experiences drug/alcohol abuse Mental health issues can cause your […]

Protecting your Skin

Protecting your Skin

How does the sun affect your skin?  Being out in the sun can be good for you. Sunlight can brighten your mood and help you feel healthier. But getting too much of the ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight or from a tanning bed can harm your skin. The damage may include:  Skin changes like early […]

The Benefits of CBD

The Benefits of CBD

What is CBD? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana). CBD is used in medical marijuana, but it is derived from hemp (only a cousin of marijuana). CBD is one of the hundreds of components, and doesn’t cause a “high.” Instead, it gives numerous benefits to your personal health. […]

Exciting News: Vaccine Administration

Exciting News Vaccine Administration

Both Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines may offer protection against the Covid-19. Learning the difference is important when choosing the right vaccine for you! Method of Delivery The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines use mRNA technology to deliver a tiny piece of code to your cells. This is a safe and effective method. The Johnson […]

Meal planning for Diabetes

Meal planning for Diabetes

Why plan your meals?  Meal planning can be a key part of managing diabetes. Planning meals and snacks with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat can help you keep your blood sugar at the target level you set with your doctor.  You don’t have to eat special foods. You can eat what your […]

Alleviating Seasonal Allergies

Alleviating Seasonal Allergies

Allergies occur when your body’s defense system (immune system) overreacts to certain substances. The immune system treats a harmless substance as if it were a harmful germ or virus. Many things can cause this to happen. Examples include pollens, medicine, food, dust, animal dander, and mold.  Your allergies are seasonal if you have symptoms just […]