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A Weighty Issue


An overloaded backpack can damage your child’s spine and your posture September 18 is AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness day. It turns out that a weighty issue may be messing with our children’s spinal health — the ubiquitous backpack. To understand this, just slip on a heavy backpack and look in a mirror. Notice how…

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Better Visualization with ASTEC Engineering

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How Inova surgeons use 3D-printed models to improve patient care Innovation is at the heart of improving patient safety and outcomes. This passion for staying at the cutting edge of medical technology not only keeps Inova providers abreast of the latest and greatest, but also ensures patients receive the best care possible. One recent example…

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Inova FACT Team Supports Victims of Sexual Assault and Violence in the Community


Specialized nurses and physicians provide care for sexual abuse and domestic violence Unfortunately, sexual violence is prevalent in the U.S. One in five women and one in six men will experience sexual violence as the victims of rape, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Intimate partner violence (IPV), which the Centers for…

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Get Moving This Fall


Lose weight with these creative exercise tips Mustering the energy to exercise is a struggle many of us are all too familiar with. If you’ve attempted and failed to maintain an exercise regimen in order to lose weight, you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. (49%, to be exact) have tried to…

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T-shirts for Blood Donors on August 30! Donate blood and save up to three lives!

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On Friday, August 30, Inova Blood Donor Services is hosting an event to boost the blood supply before Labor Day weekend.  Inova Blood Donor Services is inviting all donors to stop by, donate, and get a free T-shirt as thank you for their donation!  Make your appointment—Call 1-866-BLOODSAVES or visit Who: Inova Blood Donor…

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Tips for Aging Gracefully

With some simple strategies, you can transition as the years roll by Frank Lloyd Wright said, “the longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” As the years advance and our bodies and brains show the marks of time, it can feel like it takes more effort and fortitude to stay healthy. There are simple…

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Bug Bites, Be Gone!

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How to deal with your kids’ mosquito, tick and spider bites (and other outdoor ailments) this season Late summer is often spent outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather. Perhaps you want to take the family on picnic, a weekend hike, or for one last dip in the local stream. Maybe you’re even considering a weekend camping…

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