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Archive for June 2012

Statement on U. S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

Falls Church, VA – (June 29, 2012) – Inova Health System has been an active participant in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s efforts to go beyond federal health reform and thoroughly examine the health care system as a whole to meet the present and future needs of the communities we serve. By actively engaging stakeholders in…

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Inova Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

All blood types needed to replenish depleted supply Falls Church, VA – (June 29, 2012) – Inova Blood Donor Services has issued a call for eligible blood donors to visit their local blood center or mobile blood drive to donate blood and/or platelets as soon as possible. Donors may schedule an appointment, or find a…

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Fireworks Injuries Lead to More than 8,000 ED Visits

Sparklers account for the largest number of estimated injuries for children under five years old Falls Church, VA – (June 28, 2012) – While most of us enjoy a safe 4th of July with our family and friends -fireworks were involved in an estimated 8,600 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during calendar year…

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A Recipe for Food Safety

grilled food

(June 28, 2012) – Summer is here and the smell of barbeque is in the air. Grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to prepare meals, but we want you to prevent getting food poisoning. The CDC says each year, foodborne diseases make about 48 million Americans sick. Dr. Christina Bauer, Inova Family Medicine…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital Celebrates 100 Years

(June 26, 2012) – It started 100 years ago, a group of 11 dedicated citizens banded together, and on June 5, 1912, Leesburg Hospital opened in a rented house and admitted its first patient, fittingly, a jockey thrown from his horse in a race. The officers, board members and organizers knew the hospital would need…

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Philanthropic investment translates to better care for victims of abuse

A generous gift from Charles and Betty Ewing makes renovation of vital program possible Fairfax, Va – (June 22, 2012) – The Forensic Assessment and Consultation Teams (FACT) Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital is not a department that anyone would like to see busy. The department, which addresses the unique needs of abused children and…

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Ladies Board Rummage Sale Trailers Open July 9

74th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale Ready For Donations Leesburg, VA – (June 21, 2012) – The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is officially accepting donations for the annual rummage sale.  Donations will be collected on Monday, July 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA,…

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Doctor’s Orders During a Heat Wave

It is officially the first day of summer and we’re definitely experiencing a heat wave here in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area. In fact, there have been advisory alerts issued related to the heat – please take a moment to review DC’s Heat Emergency Plan.- (June 20, 2012) We all look for summer to enjoy…

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Accidents: Leading Cause of Child Mortality

Prevention is key, especially during Summer Months Fairfax, Va – (June 18, 2012) – It all happened so fast—a phrase often uttered by parents in Inova emergency rooms and those across the country astounded by how quickly their child suffered severe, or even fatal, accidental injuries. Accidental injury is the leading cause of death among…

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