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Expert Commentary

Problem Periods? Learn What’s Normal — And What’s Not

Jennifer N. Hong, MD is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has a special interest in contraception, prenatal care, breast and cervical cancer prevention, minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery and the management of uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is a member of Inova Medical Group and is currently accepting new patients at Inova OBGYN –…

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Improve Your Skin from the Inside Out

woman getting a laser treatment on her face

Sublative rejuvenation (also known as eMatrix) is a unique procedure that uses radio frequency to gently resurface the skin. Lasers penetrate the top layer of skin to stimulate deep-seated collagen production, something your body makes naturally. According to Alyssa R. Golas, MD, a plastic surgeon quoted in a Huffington Post article on the benefits of…

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No Makeup Needed: The Benefits of Tinting

closeup of an eye with perfectly shaped eyebrow

If you like your eyebrows but want a little lift, read on. If you love the “no makeup” makeup look, then eyebrow and eyelash tinting could be for you! Ideally, no one wants to spend unnecessary time getting ready for their day and for most women, applying makeup can be a process. Tinting can cut…

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Can Patients With Respiratory Conditions Improve Lung Function?

Kareem Ahmad, MD, specializes in pulmonary diseases at Inova.

By Kareem Ahmad, MD, who specializes in pulmonary disease at Inova’s Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program Everyone’s lung function decreases over time as they age, but those with acute or chronic respiratory conditions — such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — experience this reduction at a much faster rate due to ongoing lung…

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Ladies Board Scholarship Applications

Leesburg, VA – The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is accepting applications for nursing school tuition assistance.  Scholarships are available to eligible students in various programs of study, including degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Criteria for selection include all of the following: Residence or employment in Loudoun County Enrollment in…

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What is AFib? A Guide to Atrial Fibrillations Symptoms & Treatments

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Marc H. Wish, MD, is board-certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Sherwood and Dr. Wish practice at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.  Atrial fibrillation — commonly called AFib — is a heart rhythm problem that causes…

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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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