Patients “Bloom” with Award-Winning Horticulture Therapy Program

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Earns Outstanding Program Award for Mid-Atlantic Region Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s horticultural therapy program has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network (MAHTN) Outstanding Program Award. Each year, MAHTN recognizes horticultural therapists and programs that consistently demonstrate outstanding achievement throughout the NY, NJ, PA, MD and…

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Free Webinar Oct. 17: Can Diet Help Reduce Cancer Risk?

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Online Zoom session: Saturday, Oct. 17 – 9 to 11 a.m. Register at Did you know you can help protect yourself against cancer using food? Inova oncology registered dietitian Lauren Fay says that, aside from not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight throughout life is the best way to protect against cancer. Lauren is leading…

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Inova’s Dr. Aragon-Ching Part of International Team Showing Benefit of Immunotherapy in Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute has co-authored a groundbreaking bladder cancer research paper just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The large phase III clinical study showed that the addition of immunotherapy with Avelumab (Bavencio) increased the duration of overall survival by almost 50% in patients when given…

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Is it Safe to Go to the ER for non-COVID emergencies?

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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, do not be afraid to come to the hospital for immediate care. Inova’s Emergency Rooms are open for all patients and remain a safe place to seek care in Northern Virginia. During this time of COVID-19, Inova has implemented additional safety procedures at all facilities, based on CDC…

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Ryan Zimmerman’s “Pros for Heroes” Fund Helps Healthcare Workers

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Ryan Zimmerman of the World Series champion Washington Nationals was featured on NBC’s Today Show on Friday, April 17 to discuss his recently founded Pros for Heroes Relief Fund, which supports front-line healthcare workers and their families. The fund has already donated gifts of meals and financial resources to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for team…

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Have You Recovered from COVID-19? We Need Your Help!

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Inova Health System is looking for individuals recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma (colorless fluid part of blood) for a research study. Your donated plasma contains immunoglobulins (immune protection) and this study will use your plasma to help patients currently sick with COVID-19 disease. Learn more at

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