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Expert Commentary

Seasonal Allergies and Asthma

Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 23 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 is cross-trained…

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Exercising After Joint Replacement: What Can You Do?

Nauman Akhtar, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He specializes in arthritis and joint replacement and serves as medical director of the Inova Loudoun Hospital Joint Replacement Program. When I see patients who are preparing for hip or knee replacement surgery, one of the most common questions they ask is: “What kinds of activities will I…

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Put Down That Phone! A Guide to Distracted Driving

man looking at cell phone while sitting behind wheel of car

Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN is the Trauma Services Educator for Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s first and only designated trauma center.  Learn more at inova.org/trauma Did you know at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes EVERY DAY? In Northern Virginia, it feels like we are moving faster…

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Reverse the Signs of Aging (No Surgery Required!)

Danielle Augustino, RPA-C, is a Certified Registered Physician Assistant with more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She is 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 works at the Inova Medical Spa in…

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Dry Skin or Dehydrated Skin – What’s the Difference?

Sabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge administering various results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels and restorative facials.   “Dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” are often used interchangeably. But, they are not the same. Do you…

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Surviving Cardiogenic Shock: Survival Rates Soar at Inova

Behnam N. Tehrani, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist. He is medical director of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute cardiac catheterization laboratories, and co-director of the Cardiogenic Shock Program.  An innovative team-based approach to treating cardiogenic shock at Inova is helping more patients survive this dangerous condition — and we have the numbers to…

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Spring is in the Air: A Guide to Seasonal Allergies

Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 23 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 is cross-trained…

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention 

A Post-It note offers a reminder to undergo a screening.

Updated guidelines reinforce the effectiveness of screenings In response to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 50, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its screening guidelines in 2018. Previously, ACS recommended that people with no colorectal cancer symptoms and no family history of the disease start getting screened at…

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Period Pain: Could It Be Endometriosis?

Melissa Ann Delgado, MD, FACOG, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She specializes in robotic laser surgery for endometriosis and sees patients at the Chronic Pelvic Pain Center of Northern Virginia. You probably expect your monthly cycle to arrive with uncomfortable cramps and bloating. But if you (or your teen daughter) experience significant pain each…

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