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Expert Commentary

Do No Harm: How Healthcare Impacts the Environment

Chip Goyette is the sustainability director for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, he provides overall direction and oversight of all sustainability initiatives to ensure that Inova is incorporating these practices into everything we do.   There is no doubt that advancements in modern healthcare have had a profound impact on our quality of life.…

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Should You Get an IUD?

Rami Tabbarah, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Read Dr. Tabbarah’s profile. More and more of my patients have been asking about intrauterine devices (IUDs). I’m not surprised this contraceptive option is growing in popularity. The IUD is a safe and effective contraceptive choice that…

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Tips on Tracking Hidden Sugar from Inova Wellaware Team

Carlo Alfano has a degree in Health and Fitness Management from Marymount University.  During his 15 years in the health and fitness industry, he’s worked with a wide variety of people, coaching them to lead healthier lifestyles.  The last 8 years his main focus has been in the corporate environment working one on one and…

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The Modern Mammogram: Understanding 3D Mammography

Jing S. Chen, MD, is a board-certified radiologist with fellowship training in breast imaging. A member of the Fairfax Radiological Consultants, Dr. Chen is section chief for Breast Imaging at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Read Dr. Chen’s profile. There have been many advances in breast imaging over the past decade. Digital mammograms have mostly replaced older,…

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Sustainability Meets Social Responsibility: Inova Donates Medical Supplies

Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system.   Imagine that after months of preparing for surgery, your stretcher is getting rolled into…

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From Research to Results: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment  

Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD, is the clinical program director of genitourinary cancers at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and has a special interest in caring for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. Read Dr. Aragon-Ching’s profile.  This February, I’ll be traveling to…

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Fighting the Flu: Prevention to Treatment

Board Certified Pediatric Emergency Physician Dr. Ronnie Waldrop and Erin Rovelli, RN serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. We all dread the flu – the terrible body aches, sore throat, fever and chills are often unbearable. …

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Teaming Up to Save Limbs at the Inova Center for Personalized Health

Richard F. Neville, MD, is associate director of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), vice chairman of Surgical Sub-specialties and director of Vascular Services. He is board-certified in vascular surgery. Read Dr. Neville’s profile. I recently treated a patient – a former government ambassador – who was suffering from blocked arteries in his leg,…

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Ahead of the Curve: Inova’s Commitment to Genetic Counseling

Tiffani A. DeMarco, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the Cancer Genetics Program at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. She specializes in counseling patients and family members at risk for hereditary cancers. Read Tiffani DeMarco’s profile. Recently, The Washington Post discussed genetic counseling during a live program called “Chasing Cancer.” During…

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Hearts of Gold: Inova’s Heart Transplant Program Turns 30

Linda J. Bogar, MD, is the surgical director of both the Heart Transplant and Lung Transplant programs at Inova. She is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery. Read Dr. Bogar’s profile. This month, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first heart transplant ever performed on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Among those…

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