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5 Benefits of Taking your Workout Outside

Mike Endress has been in the health and wellness industry for over ten years now and has been helping others reach their goals ever since. He graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Exercise Science and is also a certified health coach and personal trainer. Mike’s passion for health and wellness not only…

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BRCA Testing Gets a Lot of Attention. Is It Right For You?

Amanda Schott, MS, is a clinical cancer genetic counselor at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI). Read Amanda Schott’s profile. The Washington Post recently published a profile of Alejandra Campoverdi, a former White House staffer who decided to run for Congress in her native Los Angeles. While she didn’t win that nomination, Campoverdi is making…

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Inova OnDemand Brings You Virtual Healthcare, Anywhere

Ruth Betru is Inova’s assistant vice president of Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare. Z Chris, MD, is a primary care physician board certified in internal medicine. He is the medical director for virtual health at Inova. Read Dr. Chris’s profile. Make an appointment. Take time out of your workday. Battle the D.C. Metro traffic. Find parking – all…

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Inova Offers Groundbreaking Plavix Resistance Test for Heart Patients

Paul A. Gurbel, MD, is board certified in interventional cardiology, internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine Research at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Read Dr. Gurbel’s…

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Weighing the Long-Term Risks of Acid Reflux Drugs

George Kevin Gillian, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in treatments for hernia and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He helped to establish the Heartburn Treatment Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Read Dr. Gillian’s profile. If you take proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat acid reflux or heartburn, you’re not alone. This class of drugs, which includes Prilosec…

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Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

  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. The first Earth Day was held in 1970, and it is widely considered to…

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Peace of Mind: Why You Need an Advance Healthcare Directive

Denise T. Mohess, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group and is medical director for Inova’s Advanced Illness and Geriatric Program. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Read Dr. Mohess’s profile. If you’re like most people, you have opinions about how you’d like to be cared…

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It’s Not just Irritable Bowel

Marie F. Steinmetz, MD, is a member of Inova Steinmetz Integrative and Functional Medicine Center board certified in family medicine. She has a special interest in management of fatigue and gastrointestinal problems. Read Dr. Steinmetz’s profile. Digestive troubles could signal a common, but often overlooked, condition called small intestine bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. The reason…

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Is Genetic Testing Always a Good Idea?

Rebecca Miller, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor at the Inova Cardiovascular Genomics Center and at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI). Read Rebecca Miller’s profile. Kimberly (Rutledge) Matthijssen, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor in the division of medical genomics at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI). Read Kimberly Matthijssen’s profile. The field of genetic…

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Colon Cancer in Young Adults: Know Your Risk

Timothy L. Cannon, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He has a special interest in managing of gastrointestinal cancers. Read Dr. Cannon’s profile. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and I always applaud efforts to raise awareness of this disease – the fourth most common cancer…

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