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Expert Commentary

Healing in a Hurry: Enhancing Recovery After Breast Cancer Surgery

Kirsten K. Edmiston, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in breast cancer and breast surgery. She is a member of the Inova Breast Cancer Program. Whether breast cancer surgery involves removing all or part of the breast, with or without reconstruction, the operation can be hard on the body. Yet there are steps you – and…

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Research Breakthroughs: Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Mary J. Wilkinson, MD, is a medical oncologist at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board- certified in medical oncology, internal medicine and hematology and has a special interest in breast cancer. A breast cancer diagnosis is always unwelcome news, but new advances in detection and treatment are leading to improvements in cancer care…

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Immunotherapy: Cancer Care Gets Customized

Timothy L. Cannon, MD, is board certified in medical oncology and hematology, and has a special interest in managing gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Cannon is the clinical director and moderator of Inova’s weekly molecular tumor board, which matches patients with targeted therapies based on molecular diagnostics.      Tiffani A. DeMarco, MS, CGC, is a board-certified…

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Nutrition and Menopause

Sara Negron, RD, is a registered dietitian at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Read about Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Menopause is marked primarily by hormonal changes: decreased estrogen and progesterone production. These hormonal changes can lead to fatigue, hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, appetite changes and decreased metabolism. Women also tend to become less active when entering this…

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Take the bus, save the Earth, improve your health: Alternative transportation and wellness

Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. Raise your hand if you enjoy sitting in Northern Virginia traffic. No one? Me either.…

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Fighting Fall Blues  

At Inova Medical Aesthetics and Spa, your health, wellness and beauty are our number one priority. To learn more about Inova MedSpa, visit their website. As we begin to transition into cooler autumn temperatures, it is common for many people to have low energy and mood swings.  Less sunshine and a decrease in Vitamin D…

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Lavender: A Pretty Scent and Good Medicine

Rosemarie Diane Rose, MD, is a member of Inova Steinmetz Integrative and Functional Medicine Center board certified in family medicine. She has a special interest in functional and integrative medicine, including acupuncture. Read Dr. Rose’s profile. When people think of lavender, they usually think of its lovely smell, which is widely used in soaps, creams, and…

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Turmeric: The Spice of Life

Marie F. Steinmetz, MD, is a member of Inova Steinmetz Integrative and Functional Medicine Center board certified in family medicine. She has a special interest in management of fatigue and gastrointestinal problems. Read Dr. Steinmetz’s profile. Turmeric, the bold yellow-orange spice that adds color to your curry, has been a staple of Indian cuisine for millennia.…

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Are You Getting Enough Antioxidants

Rosemarie Diane Rose, MD, is a member of Inova Steinmetz Integrative and Functional Medicine Center board certified in family medicine. She has a special interest in functional and integrative medicine, including acupuncture. Read Dr. Rose’s profile. We hear a lot these days about antioxidants, substances in food that help our bodies stop “free radicals” from wreaking…

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