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Woman struggling with infertility gains new hope and health benefits with weight loss surgery
A Life Gained Patient finds that weight loss surgery yields many benefits When Meg Appel and her husband started seeing fertility specialists a few years ago, none of the tests indicated why they were having trouble conceiving. But one doctor brought up a potential issue that wouldn’t show up in screenings: Meg’s weight. To increase…
Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:59:40 PM

Car accident victim loses a leg but reclaims his life with help of Inova’s Trauma ICU
Reclaiming His Life A young dad overcomes trauma with his family’s love and the help of an expert team Aaron Reynolds doesn’t remember much about the car crash two winters ago that landed him in the hospital for a month. It was late February, and the aviation systems analyst was on his way home from…
Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:48:09 PM

Inova Cancellations, Closings and Delays Due to Winter Storm – January 16-17
The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington DC has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 9 p.m., January 16, 2018 to 9 a.m., January 17, 2018. As always, Inova hospitals and emergency care centers will be open 24/7. We will post any cancellations, closings or delays due to the storm. Stay safe and warm! Overview…
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:00:24 PM

New cataract removal technology brings safer, faster relief for eye surgery patients
An Eye on Innovation At Inova Alexandria Hospital, a new device for treating cataracts, called the Centurion Vision System, is making procedures safer and faster, says Ellen Bushmiller, Service Line Leader for the Ophthalmology Department. The technology offers improved surgical control since it adjusts to changes in eye pressure in milliseconds. It also has advanced…
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 1:19:02 PM

A Prenatal Vitamin a Day (Before Pregnancy), Keeps Birth Defects Away
Dr. Dana Block-Abraham is a Board Certified OB/GYN and Board Eligible Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist with Perinatal Associates of Northern Virginia.  Dr. Block-Abraham serves patients at the Inova Loudoun Hospital Antenatal Testing Center.   Are you a woman who still has periods and is trying to conceive? If so, you should consider taking a daily prenatal…
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:00:35 AM

Inova Loudoun Hospital Announces Midwifery Director
Leesburg, VA — Inova Loudoun Hospital is pleased to announce Certified Nurse Midwife Monica Freidline as Midwifery Director of the Natural Birth Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) – the region’s only hospital-based natural birth center. Freidline is a certified nurse midwife, registered nurse, and nurse practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She earned her…
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:00:05 AM

See the top-rated hospitals in Greater Washington — and how the others stack up, Washington Business Journal
The Washington region can finally boast its first five-star-rated hospitals — or, to be exact, its first three — in Inova Fairfax, Inova Mount Vernon and Inova Fair Oaks hospitals, according to the federal Hospital Compare website. Read more.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 5:24:16 AM

Don’t ignore the symptoms: Local man survives after emergency aortic valve surgery at Inova
Living with Heart Swift decision to perform lifesaving surgery pulls retiree through harrowing experience. Expert physicians and surgeons at Inova Alexandria and Inova Fairfax Hospitals evaluated and treated Mr. Fleet with emergency aortic arch and aortic valve replacement. One afternoon last April, Clyde Vogie Fleet was attending a friend’s retirement party at a restaurant in…
Monday, January 15, 2018 5:15:16 PM

Movement: Take the First Step Toward Fitness Success
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.  Want to improve your athletic performance ­– or just get serious about getting in shape? You could join a big-box gym or download some exercise…
Monday, January 15, 2018 8:00:45 AM

Flu in full swing nationwide: How does DC area fare?, WTOP
WASHINGTON — The flu is now in full swing across more than half the U.S., according to new federal data — and the D.C. region is not immune. “We do have to keep in mind that sometimes the flu season starts in November-December, but it can peak in late January, sometimes early February even,” said…
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:15:13 AM

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