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Expert Commentary

“Wrap” Yourself in Wellness at Inova Medical Spa

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Ephi Gravette is a Client Coordinator at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. A place of relaxation, rejuvenation, and transformation, the spa’s unique bodywork and aesthetic services are designed to help clients look and feel their best. Services include massage, body wraps and scrubs, Reiki, facials, chemical peels, skin rejuvenation (eMatrix, IPL, Co2 Resurfacing), BOTOX®…

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Pneumococcal (Strep) Vaccine: Should I Get It?

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Dr. Kenneth Lin is a board certified internist at Inova General Internal Medicine Group – Ballston. He has 21 years of clinical experience and special interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, and dermatologic procedures. Streptococcus pneumoniae – commonly referred to as “strep” or “pneumococcus” – is a familiar type of bacteria associated with varying infections which…

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A Guide to E. Coli and Foodborne Illnesses

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Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 22 years of clinical experience and a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week – including holidays, except Christmas Day – and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care where staff…

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Flu Season: How to Keep Your Family Healthy

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Katie Zinicola, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care. Inova offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at the Manassas, Dulles South, Reston, Tyson’s Corner, and West Springfield urgent care locations. While Inova Urgent Care accepts walk-in patients of all ages, staff members at these five locations are cross-trained in pediatric emergency…

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Keratosis Pilaris: How to Treat This Common Skin Condition

Azar Nejad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. She has six years of industry experience and holds additional certifications as a laser technician, Xtreme Lash® Stylist, and in oncology aesthetics. Azar has extensive experience in treating all skin types. Her favorite services include facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL, laser…

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Another Step Forward in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction

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Dr. Loring Flint is Inova’s Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer. On October 24, Virginia Senator Mark Warner announced that a bipartisan opioids bill was signed into law by the president. As Senator Warner’s letter explained, “This comprehensive legislation will help communities across Virginia by improving opioid treatment and recovery efforts and providing new…

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What Is the Inova VIP 360˚Program and What Is the Value of Joining?

Inova has a concierge medicine program called VIP 360.

Q and A With Sandy Ibrahim, MD, a family physician and Medical Director of the VIP 360˚ program Inova VIP 360° is a concierge medicine program, which affords the primary care provider and the patient the time that they both deserve to manage health care issues as they arise. It represents an approach to medicine…

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Glycolic Acid: The Ultimate Exfoliant

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Sabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA.  She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge in administering varying results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels, and restorative facials.   Glycolic Acid: The Ultimate Exfoliant In the beauty and spa industry, glycolic acid is known…

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Ease the Discomfort of Cancer Treatment with Oncology Massage

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Ken Brown, LMT is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist and level 3 Reiki Master. He is well versed in a wide range of bodywork and energy balancing techniques including sports massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and oncology massage. Ken is one of the skilled providers at the Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA.…

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