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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.

Articles by Val Jones, M.D.

Promoting Healthy Sleep for Kids

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Promoting Healthy Sleep for Kids 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 […]

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Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What Are They And Who Needs Them?

By: Val Jones, M.D.

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

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Common Stomach & Intestinal Problems in Children and Adolescents

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Common Stomach & Intestinal Problems in Children and Adolescents Children’s abdominal complaints have many potential causes, most of which are not dangerous, but some (such as appendicitis) can be life threatening. For this reason, all belly problems should be monitored closely and treated with care. To help parents determine the best course of action when […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

By: Val Jones, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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