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Bringing Baby Home: Lessons Learned from Former NICU Parents

Inova Loudoun Hospital is home to an on-site Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Loudoun County’s only NICU. This article was written by the hospital’s NICU Parent Advisory Committee. For NICU family support at Inova Loudoun Hospital, please call 703-858-8741. Inova Loudoun Hospital is committed to the best care for expectant parents and…

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Lessen Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

unhealthy food: fried chicken and chips

Marianne Sherman, MA, CVRN-BC is a cardiac rehabilitation clinician for Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Loudoun and Inova Fairfax Hospitals. She has more than 25 years of experience including unit management, the development of individualized treatment plans for patients with diverse cardiac diagnoses, exercise prescription, and patient education to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Heart…

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Learn the Signs: Heart Attack Can Happen to Anyone

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Dean Pollock, MD, FACC is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI) – Schaufeld Family Heart Center, a hub for advanced cardiovascular care in Loudoun County. Dr. Pollock is a board certified cardiologist with Virginia Heart and has 41 years of clinical experience. Let’s “Attack” heart attacks for…

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Preventing Heart Problems: Take Action for a Healthy Heart

Paul Gurbel, MD, is the director of the Inova Thrombosis Research and Drug Development Center at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology. Henry Tran, MD, is a cardiologist at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. First the…

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Cold Weather Skin Care

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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 various results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels and restorative facials. It’s no secret – winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Freezing temperatures, dry air and…

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Under-Eye Circles or Bags? Inova Medical Spa has a Solution

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Danielle Augustino, RPA-C is a Certified Registered Physician Assistant with more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She has been trained to safely and effectively treat all skin types and has advanced training in dermal fillers, BOTOX®, ablative/nonablative lasers, IPL/BBL photorejuvenation, and laser hair removal. Danielle is one of the providers at…

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Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS: Pre-Workout Snack

To feel your best, eat a meal two hours before you work out. If you haven’t eaten for several hours, you may benefit from a snack about 30 minutes before exercise. Experts from Inova Sports Performance share 3 simple pre-workout snacks you can try. Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS offers performance training and nutrition services…

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Cervical Cancer Screening: Get the Facts

Nancy Hafner, MD, is a member of the Fairfax Gynecology Group. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has a special interest in fibroids, uterine problems, minimally invasive surgery and women’s health. When cervical cancer is diagnosed at earlier stages, it’s easier to treat — which is why it’s so important to have regular…

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Can You Fight Cold and Flu with Elderberry?

Teerawong “Kan” Kasiolarn, ND, LAc, MSAc, Dipl.Ac, (NCCAOM®), is a naturopathic doctor certified through the Naturopathic Licensing and Examination Board. He has additional certifications in acupuncture and integrative family medicine and is a member of the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center. We’re deep into flu season, and chances are you’re eager to find ways to avoid…

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Anyone Can Benefit from Sports 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. One of the…

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