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How to Choose a Birth Hospital: Advice from a Pediatrician and Father

David Goodwin, MD, is Medical Director of the Inova Loudoun Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He also practices at Inova Children’s Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Dr. Goodwin is board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Starting a family or adding to one generates lots of excitement, questions and maybe even a little anxiety. Whether you…

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Breastfeeding Problems? We Can Help!

Karen Bodnar, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician at Inova Children’s Hospital and breastfeeding medicine specialist at the Inova Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Feeding your baby seems like it should be the…

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Your Breast Cancer Treatment Questions, Answered

Lauren Mauro, MD, is a specialty care physician board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. She has a special interest in the management of breast cancer. She joins Inova Medical Group in April, 2019. A breast cancer diagnosis is a frightening and overwhelming experience. If you or someone you love is facing breast cancer,…

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Heatstroke: Know the Signs

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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. Increasing temperatures coinciding with mid-summer activities and late summer athletic training schedules brings with it the risk of…

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Shopping for Safe Skincare Products

Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs much of what we put on it. But how many of us really know what’s in the skincare products we use? Many ingredients are questionable at best, and downright harmful at worst. For example, did you know that mineral oil is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained…

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Getting your teen on a skin care regimen can ease anxiety and establish good habits

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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.   Start your teen on the road to beauty wellness with good skin care routines For…

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): What We Know

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Mohankumar Kurukumbi, MD, is an epileptologist and Medical Director of the Inova Epilepsy Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. The recent death of 20-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, who died in his sleep apparently of an epilepsy seizure, has renewed focus on a small but ever-present threat to individuals with epilepsy:…

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