Wayne Batchelor, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease with added qualifications in interventional cardiology. Aortic stenosis is one of the most common diseases affecting the heart valves. It’s life-threatening, but also highly treatable. Yet many people with aortic…

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Robert T. Cole, MD, specializes in heart failure and transplant at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. You eat well, exercise and try to stay healthy — but you also enjoy a beer while watching the game, or a glass of wine…

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Kacie Demetros, MS OTR/L CEIM, is a pediatric occupational therapist at the Inova Loudoun Hospital Outpatient Specialty Rehabilitation Center. She is a member of the rehabilitation team for the hospital’s NICU Follow-Up Clinic. Rolling over. Grasping a toy. Sitting up without help. Babies experience amazing developmental milestones in their first year, each at their own…

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Dr. Adam Bullock is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Inova Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Wintertime in our Northern Virginia brings lots of cases of irritating coughs in young children to the emergency room. One of the most common causes is a condition called bronchiolitis. In fact,…

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From daily affirmations to laughter and volunteering, find ways to stay on track with your recovery Michael B. Moore, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Inova Behavioral Health Outpatient Center at Merrifield. Francis Kulesa, MSW, is a behavioral health program therapist. With the holiday season approaching, we often have the opportunity to spend time…

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Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Of all childhood afflictions, fever likely represents the most commonly feared condition in young children. By far, it…

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Erin Lopynski, RD, is a registered dietitian at Inova Well. Chocolate, cookies, cocktails, endless appetizers — it can feel like the holiday season was designed to derail your healthy eating habits. But holiday festivities don’t have to lead to holiday weight gain. These tricks can help you enjoy the treats of the season without going…

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Amanda Schaffer, MS, RD is a Clinical Dietitian at Inova Loudoun Hospital with more than 15 years of experience. She works with patients and families to improve their nutritional status during illnesses. Amanda’s clinical interests range from neonatal, pediatric and maternal nutrition to medical and surgical adult patients. Are you thinking about getting pregnant? Did…

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