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Posts by Suchitra Hourigan

Improving the Infant Microbiome: New Inova Study Leads the Way

Suchitra K. Hourigan, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology. She sees patients at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, a medical collaboration between Inova and Children’s National. Newborn babies inherit a lot from their mothers — including beneficial bacteria that can influence their health for years to come. The human body is home to trillions…

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Fecal Transplants Bring Gut Bacteria Into Balance  

Suchi Hourigan, MD, is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology. She treats children of all ages and has a particular interest in the gut microbiome, nutrition and disorders of the intestines. She’s also the director of microbiome research at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute, where she studies the role of gut bacteria in human health and…

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