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Breastfeeding Problems? We Can Help!

Karen Bodnar, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician at Inova Children’s Hospital and breastfeeding medicine specialist at the Inova Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Feeding your baby seems like it should be the…

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention 

A Post-It note offers a reminder to undergo a screening.

Updated guidelines reinforce the effectiveness of screenings In response to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 50, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its screening guidelines in 2018. Previously, ACS recommended that people with no colorectal cancer symptoms and no family history of the disease start getting screened at…

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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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Immunotherapy: Cancer Care Gets Customized

Timothy L. Cannon, MD, is board certified in medical oncology and hematology, and has a special interest in managing gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Cannon is the clinical director and moderator of Inova’s weekly molecular tumor board, which matches patients with targeted therapies based on molecular diagnostics.      Tiffani A. DeMarco, MS, CGC, is a board-certified…

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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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