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February 2020
Although there is much alarming media attention being given to the new human coronavirus outbreak that recently began in China, there is currently very little risk of infection in the United States. However, we are encouraging all patients to stay up to date on this development situation.

For detailed information and answers to common questions regarding the coronavirus, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.
The good news is that life expectancy in the U.S. increased in 2018 for the first time in four years, newly released federal data shows. The bad news is that heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the U.S. among both men and women -- despite the fact that some basic lifestyle changes can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease among most people in the U.S.

Lifestyle changes that can improve your heart health include eating a low-fat and low-sodium diet, getting moderate exercise on most days of the week, not smoking, and limiting alcohol intake.

If you are seeking to make changes to improve your heart health your physician at Foxhall Internists is available to help you develop a plan that is tailored to your individual needs
Low vision affects millions of Americans, including many older adults. Low vision can make it hard to do things like reading, shopping, cooking, or writing. And it can't be fixed with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications, or surgery.  

More information about low vision is available from the National Eye Institute.  In addition, you physician at Foxhall Internists is happy to provide you a referral to a trusted eye care provider if needed.