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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.

Decoding the Symptoms: Influenza

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Decoding the Symptoms: Influenza What causes the flu? Every year, 5 to 20% of Americans become sick with the flu. This illness is caused by a highly contagious family of influenza (“flu”) viruses that live in human respiratory droplets and are transmitted from person to person through the air and on surfaces that have been […]

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Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family Val Jones, M.D. What is acetaminophen and how does it work? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medicines, including not only pain relievers and fever reducers but also medicines for cough, cold, allergy and sleep […]

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How to Choose the Best Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine

By: Val Jones, M.D.

How to Choose the Best Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine Pain is one of the most challenging symptoms to treat. It can be caused by many different things such as heat, cold, pressure, traction, inflammation, and nerve damage. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines offer a wide variety of treatment options for the various types of pain. It’s important […]

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