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Patient with epilepsy gets life-changing treatment at Inova Fairfax Hospital
The Next Level in Epilepsy Care Although Leila Ait Abdedaim was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 20, she’d already had a lifetime of struggles with the condition. Her symptoms began when she was just 3 months old. In her home country of Morocco, epilepsy is often left untreated, so it wasn’t until she came to…
Friday, October 20, 2017 3:17:38 PM

Ordinary citizens learn to help in a mass casualty event at Inova’s “Stop the Bleed” workshops
The Other First Responders After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the Hartford Consensus was formed to evaluate emergency response processes and recommend changes in how quickly victims are treated. Recommendations call on those present at the time of an event to render care to stop life-threatening blood loss until help from police…
Friday, October 20, 2017 1:47:10 PM

Inova installs world’s smallest pacemaker: First in Northern Virginia
Keeping Pace A pacemaker is a small device whose main purpose is to prevent the heart from beating too slowly. Recently, electrophysiologist Aysha Arshad, MD, and a team of experts at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), implanted what is believed to be the world’s smallest pacemaker. Inova is the first to implant such a…
Friday, October 20, 2017 11:41:36 AM

Inova Children’s Hospital Sponsors Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology Fellowship
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2017 CONTACT: Tracy Connell, tracy.connell@inova.org FALLS CHURCH, VA – Inova Children’s Hospital is sponsoring the REACH Institute’s Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology Mini-Fellowship program, October 20-22. The REACH program provides pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, psychiatrists and neurologists with up-to-date training in the use of psychiatric medications for children and adolescents. The three-day course, which…
Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:39:02 PM

Healing in a Hurry: Enhancing Recovery After Breast Cancer Surgery
Kirsten K. Edmiston, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in breast cancer and breast surgery. She is a member of the Inova Breast Cancer Program. Whether breast cancer surgery involves removing all or part of the breast, with or without reconstruction, the operation can be hard on the body. Yet there are steps you – and…
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00:43 AM

Inova’s heart team gives emergency lifesaving care to a young soldier from Walter Reed
Victory on the Home Front All the way from Kosovo: A U.S. Army specialist with rapidly declining heart function due to infection was transferred via Macedonia, then Germany, then Walter Reed Medical Center, and finally to Inova to receive life-saving care. The extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine took the burden off his heart and lungs…
Friday, October 13, 2017 3:05:12 PM

Research Breakthroughs: Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
Mary J. Wilkinson, MD, is a medical oncologist at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board- certified in medical oncology, internal medicine and hematology and has a special interest in breast cancer. A breast cancer diagnosis is always unwelcome news, but new advances in detection and treatment are leading to improvements in cancer care…
Friday, October 13, 2017 7:00:19 AM

Do I need a flu shot? (Hint: The Flu is NOT just a bad cold.)
Bad Bug Flu shot is key to preventing disease If you think the flu is just a really bad cold, continue reading. The flu is actually a contagious disease that can lead to serious illness such as pneumonia, and may even require hospitalization. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best…
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:46:48 PM

Patients facing foot amputation may have other options, says Inova Fair Oaks podiatric surgeon
Feet First Limb salvage approach at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital can prevent amputation For podiatry patients affected by major blood vessel or nerve damage, amputation has long been the main option for treatment. While some patients’ cases might be the result of a traumatic injury — for example, a significant fracture or laceration — a…
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:08:50 PM

Where Should Your Baby Be Born? 6 Things to Look for When Choosing Where to Deliver
Anne Brown, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She serves as medical director of the Women’s Health Service Line at Inova Loudoun Hospital.  There’s a lot to think about when you’re having a baby – from picking a name to making childcare plans and finding a pediatrician. One item on the to-do list that…
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:00:35 AM

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