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Genetic testing & counseling helped guide this breast cancer patient’s journey
Family Matters Genetic testing and counseling help guide a Northern Virginia wife and mother’s decisions about her breast cancer treatment When Nicole Sharabi, 42, tested positive last year for stage 3, triple-negative breast cancer, she was ready to take action. But before beginning any medical treatment, Nicole underwent genetic testing. “I wanted as much information…
Friday, June 22, 2018 5:08:36 PM

Inova MedSpa: Are you considering an injectable treatment for wrinkles?
If you are researching BOTOX, XEOMIN®, Dysport® or other fillers or injections, Inova MedSpa wants you to ask the right questions first Danielle Augustino, RPA-C is a Certified Registered Physician Assistant with 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She has been trained to safely and effectively treat all skin types and…
Friday, June 22, 2018 4:04:34 PM

“Time is brain” when reading & responding to a possible stroke
Stoke symptoms: Learn the signs and respond FAST F – FACE – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A – ARMS – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S – SPEECH – Ask the person to repeat a single phrase. Is their speech…
Friday, June 22, 2018 3:21:34 PM

Drop in Early-Stage Health Tech Funding Creating a Buyer’s Market Says Inova Personalized Health Accelerator Report
Launch of IPHA Quarterly Early-Stage Health Funding Snapshot Report Provides Investor Insight FAIRFAX, VA — A booming technology market, uncertainty around healthcare policy, the emergence of other innovative technology sectors, are driving a flight of early-stage capital away from the health technology sector, according to the new report “Early-Stage Health Tech Funding Snapshot” released by…
Friday, June 22, 2018 8:00:44 AM

Heart Failure Patients Get Transplants the Same Day, Fall in Love 5 Years Later
Against All Odds Inova heart transplant patients, who never met while receiving lifesaving care in adjoining hospital rooms, reconnected and found enduring love On Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja’s first date, the couple paused their dinner for a medicine break. Both needed to take anti-rejection drugs to help sustain their transplanted hearts. “It was a…
Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:35:41 PM

J. Stephen Jones, MD, Inova CEO, Appointed UVA Professor of Urology
FALLS CHURCH, VA – J. Stephen Jones, MD, CEO, Inova Health System has been appointed Professor of Urology at the University of Virginia’s (UVA) School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is a nationally recognized expert in prostate and bladder cancer. “I very much appreciate this opportunity to continue my work with the next generation of physicians,”…
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:00:24 AM

Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Stretch tight hamstrings
Save Jeff Coulter, MS, CSCS, is an athletic trainer with a master’s degree in Health Exercise and Sports Science. He is a Performance Specialist with Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS.    Tight hamstrings? For some people, this is a result of excessive tension on the bottom of the foot. To help stretch out tight…
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:00:25 AM

Allergies in Youth Athletics
Danny Nguyen, MD, is a primary care physician board certified in family medicine. He practices at Inova Medical Group’s primary care practice at the Inova HealthPlex in Ashburn, VA. He has special interests in pediatric and adolescent health, athletic injuries, diabetes management, and preventive medicine. With the springtime and outdoor athletic season in full swing, you may be…
Monday, June 18, 2018 7:00:59 AM

The beat goes on for this Northern Virginia couple, thanks to knee surgery
Second Chance to Dance Dancing to the “oldies” — music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s — has long been one of Beth and Rusty Newberry’s beloved Saturday night standbys. But when severe knee pain from chronic arthritis began to threaten this and other favorite activities, the couple did something else in tandem: they both…
Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:22:47 PM

Inova Loudoun’s Natural Birth Center: Expertise in a supportive environment
Best of both worlds for childbirth: Comfort and intimacy, with medical experts nearby When Caroline O’Neill prepared to have her fourth baby, she pondered whether to have her son in a hospital, like her other children, or have a home birth. She wanted comfort and intimacy but wondered whether being at home would be as…
Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:31:21 PM

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