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Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: Oblique Strains

Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Director, Physical Therapy at Inova Sports Medicine Institute. He is the Physical Therapist for the Washington Nationals. Oblique strains Oblique muscle strains are one of the most common baseball injuries that do not involve the shoulder or elbow.  They are also common…

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Medical Tattooing for Cancer Survivors

two hands forming the shape of a heart

Marnie Rustemeyer is a licensed and board certified permanent cosmetic professional at Inova Medical Spa at Schar Cancer Institute. A former Wall Street executive, Marnie is a thyroid cancer survivor and a breast cancer “previvor.”  She began her career in medical tattooing after being diagnosed with the BRCA gene mutation and undergoing a preventive double…

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Injury Prevention with Dr. Seth Blee: SLAP Tears

Seth Blee, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Director, Physical Therapy at Inova Sports Medicine Institute. He is the Physical Therapist for the Washington Nationals. SLAP Lesion What is a SLAP tear and why is it so common in baseball? A SLAP tear stands for superior labrum anterior to posterior…

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Preparing for a Shortage of Cancer Doctors

John Deeken, MD, is president of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He is board-certified in medical oncology and specializes in head and neck cancers. Earlier this month, a study in the medical journal The Lancet Oncology predicted that cancer cases will rise worldwide in the next 2 decades. Meanwhile, we’ll face a shortage of cancer…

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When Mother’s Day Isn’t Happy

Michael A. Bogrov, MD is a psychiatrist board certified in general, child and adolescent psychiatry with experience working on inpatient psychiatric units, providing school consultation, developing parenting programs, and working specifically with children and adults diagnosed with ADHD and disruptive behaviors with Inova Behavioral Health Services. It’s that time of year: The airwaves and Internet…

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Aspirin & Heart Attacks: A Look at the New Primary Prevention Guidelines

Paul A. Gurbel, MD, is the director of the Inova Center for Thrombosis Research and Drug Development at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and interventional cardiology and sees patients at his office in Lutherville, Maryland. You might have seen the headlines: The American College of Cardiology recently…

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