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Inova’s Deneen Richmond Speaks about Recent Safety Report from Leapfrog Group on WUSA 9, April 29, 2015

Deneen Richmond, VP of Performance and Improvements & Outcomes, at Inova spoke with WUSA 9 about Leapfrog Group’s recent safety Hospital Safety Score on April 29, 2015.

Inova’s Robert Najarian, MD, Shares Tips on Easing Back Into Exercise on WUSA 9, April 20, 2015

Robert Najarian, orthopedic surgeon with Inova Medical Group, shared tips on how to ease back into exercise without hurting your back or joints on WUSA 9 on April 20, 2015.

Weight Loss Patient Success Story: Traci

Enjoying retirement wasn’t going to be possible with Traci’s current health.  She had hyperlipidemia and high blood pressure.  Traci also had a strong family history of coronary artery disease, which added to the concerns that weighed on her mind. Traci struggled with her weight her entire life.  She was always a bit overweight in high school […]

High Intensity vs. Medium-Low Intensity Exercise:  Pros & Cons

By Nick Graves, BS, ACSM-HFS The biggest fad currently plaguing the fitness industry is high intensity exercise. It is marketed in a manner that makes you feel inadequate if you can’t participate in workouts such as Crossfit, Kettlebells, Tabata or HITT.  It includes short bursts of very intense cardio aiming to reach your maximum heart […]

Recipe of the Month: Roasted Zucchini Hummus

Submitted by Maria Tadic, Registered Dietician Inova Bariatric Surgery Switch up traditional hummus with a fun springtime twist – zucchini!  Roasted zucchini and lemon zest give this hummus a uniquely bright flavor.  Plus you’re adding in a serving of vegetables, which never hurts.  Serve with raw veggies or whole wheat pita chips for the perfect […]

Switching the Focus: “Weight Loss” to “Weight Management”

By Maria Tadic, Registered Dietician Inova Bariatric Surgery Many patients who have had bariatric surgery look forward to many health improvements along their journey – decreasing medications, increased mobility, improvement in comorbid conditions and of course weight loss.  Losing that excess weight is frequently the top priority for patients.  Even as a dietitian, I can get […]

Inova Awards Grants to Four Local Nonprofit Organizations

FALLS CHURCH, VA ― March 25, 2015 ― Inova’s Population Health Division and Grants Management Office (GMO) this week announced the first four recipients of grants from the Inova Community Health Fund. The fund was developed to encourage collaboration between Inova and local nonprofits in order to best address the health needs of the community. […]

Inova’s Sarah Negron Shares Healthy Eating Tips, WUSA 9, March 13, 2015

Sara Negron, registered dietitian at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, shares tips on eating healthy for energy boost with WUSA 9 on March 13, 2015.

Mother and son lose 115 pounds during Inova’s 12-week medical weight loss program

Triumph Times Two After losing her husband seven years ago, Amy Stidham was faced with raising her two children singlehandedly while mourning the loss of her partner. As the years went by, she often found herself turning to food for comfort. Dieting helped Stidham shed excess pounds, but she was never able to keep the […]

For one local woman, a routine colonoscopy helped stop colon cancer in its tracks

Smart Screening At 77, Ruth Crumb is a picture of good health. She works part-time as a government contractor, walks four miles most days of the week and enjoys traveling with friends to dog shows. But if it hadn’t been for a routine colonoscopy, Crumb says she might not be as healthy and active as […]

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