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Problem Periods? Learn What’s Normal — And What’s Not

Jennifer N. Hong, MD is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has a special interest in contraception, prenatal care, breast and cervical cancer prevention, minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery and the management of uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is a member of Inova Medical Group and is currently accepting new patients at Inova OBGYN –…

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Experiencing Back and Leg Pain? It Could Be Spinal Stenosis.

Anje Kim, MD, is board-certified in neurological surgery and fellowship-trained in neurosurgery of the spine. She treats a broad range of spine conditions, from simple to complex. Spinal stenosis: What’s that? Many people have never heard of this condition at all — yet it’s surprisingly common. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons…

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Precision Medicine: Treating Heart Disease One Patient at a Time

Palak Shah, MD, is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology. He is the director of the Inova Cardiovascular Genomics Center at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.         Paul Gurbel, MD, is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology. He is director of…

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What is AFib? A Guide to Atrial Fibrillations Symptoms & Treatments

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Marc H. Wish, MD, is board-certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Sherwood and Dr. Wish practice at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.  Atrial fibrillation — commonly called AFib — is a heart rhythm problem that causes…

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Preventing Heart Problems: Take Action for a Healthy Heart

Paul Gurbel, MD, is the director of the Inova Thrombosis Research and Drug Development Center at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology. Henry Tran, MD, is a cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. First the…

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Heart Disease in Women & Men: Can You Spot the Differences?

Kelly Epps, MD, is an interventional cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. She is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine and has a clinical interest in preventative care and women’s heart health.         Behnam Tehrani, MD, is an interventional cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.…

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Gaining Perspective: An OBGYN Doctor Becomes the Patient

Ramata Niang, MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a member of the Inova Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology team. She has a special interest in managing high-risk pregnancies, uterine fibroids, menopause and minimally invasive surgery.   When I was expecting my second child earlier this year, I knew exactly where I wanted…

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Healing Sick Babies: It Takes a Team

 Robin L. Baker, MD, cares for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Inova Children’s Hospital on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. He is board-certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics.     Each year, an estimated 15 million babies around the world are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes, and one…

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Mammograms 101: Your Guide to Breast Imaging

Stephanie Carr, RT (R) (M), is a registered radiologic technologist with specialized training in mammography. She is the Mammography Team Leader for Inova Loudoun Hospital and ILH’s associated outpatient imaging centers in Ashburn, Leesburg and Dulles South.   This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why not take a cue from the pink…

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