Tips to Help Moms Reset Their Personal Boundaries

Chandrika Balgobin, DO, PMH-C, is a perinatal psychiatrist with Inova Women’s Behavioral Health Services. What are boundaries, and why are they important? In psychological terms, a boundary is a mental line that helps determine what is and is not “okay.” A boundary serves to “protect the integrity of an individual or group or that helps…

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Dads and Depression: Raising Awareness

Tara Croan, LCSW, PMH-C, women’s behavioral health therapist, Inova Women’s Behavioral Health Services;  Sarah Orrison, LCSW, women’s behavioral health therapist, Inova Behavioral Health Services; and Rushi Vyas, MD, psychiatrist. When a couple welcomes a new baby into the family, everything changes. The parents tend to focus on the new baby’s needs and on the new…

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Need More Exercise? 7 Tips to Help You Get Moving

Andrew Lam, MD is a board-certified primary care physician practicing family medicine at Fairfax Family Practice . Dr. Lam is passionate about making medical concepts easy to understand so that people of all ages can take better care of their health. He guides patients to wellness both in his practice and through the “Well on…

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Study Finds New Therapy Effective for Common, Advanced Bladder Cancer

Following standard chemotherapy, Avelumab was found to increase the overall survival of patients with advanced urothelial bladder cancer. According to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, more than 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2022 with an anticipated loss of 17,000 patients to the disease. Most of these cases are…

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Tips to Healthy Eating During Cancer Treatment

Angie Lord, RD, is a registered dietitian at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life With Cancer. She is also a registered yoga teacher. Angie enjoys helping patients meet their nutritional needs while receiving cancer treatment and loves learning about patients’ stories and backgrounds during her time with them. Each March, the Academy of Nutrition…

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