News, Announcements and Expert Commentary from Inova

Posts by Cheryl Heidel

Improve Your Skin from the Inside Out

woman getting a laser treatment on her face

Sublative rejuvenation (also known as eMatrix) is a unique procedure that uses radio frequency to gently resurface the skin. Lasers penetrate the top layer of skin to stimulate deep-seated collagen production, something your body makes naturally. According to Alyssa R. Golas, MD, a plastic surgeon quoted in a Huffington Post article on the benefits of…

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No Makeup Needed: The Benefits of Tinting

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If you like your eyebrows but want a little lift, read on. If you love the “no makeup” makeup look, then eyebrow and eyelash tinting could be for you! Ideally, no one wants to spend unnecessary time getting ready for their day and for most women, applying makeup can be a process. Tinting can cut…

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Are You Eligible for Medicaid in Virginia?

Good news! The Medicaid rules in Virginia have changed. As of January 1, 2019, more people are eligible for low-cost or no-cost health coverage. Are you one of them? Who is Eligible for Medicaid coverage? More Virginia residents between the ages of 19 and 64 now qualify for Medicaid. Legal Virginia residents, ages 19 to…

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Lessen Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

unhealthy food: fried chicken and chips

Marianne Sherman, MA, CVRN-BC is a cardiac rehabilitation clinician for Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Loudoun and Inova Fairfax Hospitals. She has more than 25 years of experience including unit management, the development of individualized treatment plans for patients with diverse cardiac diagnoses, exercise prescription, and patient education to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Heart…

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Learn the Signs: Heart Attack Can Happen to Anyone

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Dean Pollock, MD, FACC is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) – Schaufeld Family Heart Center, a hub for advanced cardiovascular care in Loudoun County. Dr. Pollock is a board certified cardiologist with Virginia Heart and has 41 years of clinical experience. Let’s “Attack” heart attacks for…

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Cold Weather Skin Care

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Sabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge in administering various results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels and restorative facials. It’s no secret – winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Freezing temperatures, dry air and…

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Under-Eye Circles or Bags? Inova Medical Spa has a Solution

before and after shot of dark undereye circles treatment

Danielle Augustino, RPA-C is a Certified Registered Physician Assistant with more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She has been trained to safely and effectively treat all skin types and has advanced training in dermal fillers, BOTOX®, ablative/nonablative lasers, IPL/BBL photorejuvenation, and laser hair removal. Danielle is one of the providers at…

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Anyone Can Benefit from Sports Massage

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Ken Brown, LMT is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist and level 3 Reiki Master. He is well versed in a wide range of bodywork and energy balancing techniques including sports massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and oncology massage. Ken is one of the skilled providers at the Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. One of the…

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The Common Cold: Symptoms and Treatment

sick person huddling under a blanket

Nandini Koka, MD is the Medical Director for Inova Urgent Care.  Inova offers 11 convenient urgent care locations across Northern Virginia. All centers are open daily – even on weekends – and serve patients of all ages. Select centers in Dulles South, Manassas, Reston, Tysons Corner, and West Springfield offer specialized pediatric services in collaboration…

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