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Archive for May 2012

Power Restored at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital experienced a power outage yesterday, May 21, that was reported in The Washington Post blog. As a follow-up to the story, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s staff would like to commend the extraordinary efforts of Dominion Virginia Power to repair a failed power transformer, caused by a faulty hospital transfer switch. We…

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ER visits double as more kids swallow batteries

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy An increasing number of children are swallowing the button batteries that power everything from remote controls to musical greeting cards and can burn a hole in a child’s esophagus in less than two hours. From Inova Fairfax Hospital, NBC’s John Yang reports about…

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Is your personality making you fat?

(May 15, 2012) – Are you impulsive, a multi-tasker or a night owl? Recent research has found a connection between personality and the struggle to lose weight. Even a trait such as being a “giver,” may affect weight gain. Jackie Jacobson, a psychotherapist and bariatric counselor at Inova, spoke to WUSA 9 about how she…

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No Bones About It

(May 15, 2012) – Are you absorbing those calcium supplements you’ve been taking? Find out what you really need for strong bones, and understand your options. Clinical dietician Erika Johnson, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, gives you the facts here. Three keys Add 3 servings of dairy to your day, for example, 1 cup of milk,…

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American College of Physicians Honors Craig Cheifetz, MD

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Recipient of 2012 Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians Falls Church, VA – (May 2, 2012) – The American College of Physicians has chosen Craig Cheifetz, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Medical and Student Affairs, Inova Health System, and chair for the Association of American Medical College’s Group on Regional Medical Campuses, as the…

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