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Val Jones, M.D.

Dr. Val Jones is an award-winning author and blogger, a regular guest on ABC News, and CEO of Better Health. She also sees patients part time at DocTalker Family Medicine in Vienna, V.A.

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Articles by Val Jones, M.D.

Promoting Healthy Sleep for Kids

Promoting Healthy Sleep for Kids

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Healthy sleep is important for children’s physical, intellectual and social growth and development. Performance at school, in sports and at home can be influenced by a child’s sleep patterns. Additionally, children who get an insufficient amount of sleep are more likely to become obese. Therefore, it’s very important to help children get the quantity and […]

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Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What are they and who needs them?

Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What are they and who needs them?

By: Val Jones, M.D.

While many healthy Americans are able to meet their daily vitamin and mineral needs through food sources, some may benefit from supplementation if they have specific deficiencies. Vitamins are chemical compounds that are essential for normal body function. Because vitamins (with the exception of Vitamin D) cannot be created by our bodies, they must be […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

By: Val Jones, M.D.

It’s that time of the year again. Pollen levels around the country are rapidly increasing at the same time that some of my patients are catching cold viruses at the tail-end of winter. How can you tell if your runny nose and watery eyes are a result of allergies or a cold virus? Sometimes it’s […]

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