Answering Parents’ Questions About Childhood Vaccines

Emily R. Faltemier, MD, is board-certified in family medicine and specializes in pediatrics, women’s health and primary care for adults. Dr. Faltemier sees patients at Family Medicine of Clifton/Centreville. The Internet is full of misleading or downright false information about vaccines. Parents want to do what’s best for their children, but they get conflicting messages.…

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Healthy Summer Nutrition Tips

Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, CNSC, is a registered dietitian at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Life With Cancer. She is board-certified in oncology nutrition and nutrition support. Summer is well underway, and with the warmer temperatures (and the ability to spend time in larger groups of our vaccinated family and friends) many of us…

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Inova’s Commitment to Using Blood Wisely

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Alan M. Speir, MD, is Medical Director of ECMO and Cardiac Surgery in the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and received a 2020 Top Doc award from the Washingtonian. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation is facing an unprecedented shortage of blood. Here’s why…

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Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Warning Signs

Jennifer L. Gnerlich, MD, FACS, FSSO is a specialty care physician in general surgery and complex general surgical oncology at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She specializes in upper Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and carcinomatosis. With the recent deaths of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alex Trebek, more people want to know about pancreatic cancer. While not a…

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 45

Arthur Winer, MD, is a specialty care physician at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Dr. Winer is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He is a practicing gastrointestinal medical oncologist and has clinical interests in colorectal, esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic cancers. For decades, experts advised people to begin colorectal cancer screening at age…

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Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Recruiting Patients for AFib Stroke Prevention Device Clinical Trial

Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, MHS, is an Inova interventional cardiologist, Director of Inova’s Left Atrial Appendage Closure/WATCHMAN Program and Co-Director of Inova’s Structural Heart Disease Program. Dr. Sherwood is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Millions of Americans have atrial fibrillation (AFib) and take oral anticoagulant medication (blood thinners) every day. These…

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Missed Healthcare During the Pandemic? How to Get Back on Track

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people couldn’t — or wouldn’t — get routine healthcare. Their doctor’s office may have been closed, or they avoided medical visits due to concerns about COVID-19 exposure. As a result, tens of thousands of Americans missed cancer screenings, vaccinations, and other preventive services. Though the worst of…

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Inova Physician Examines New Drug Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Expert Q&A with Sean Rogers, MD, PhD, System Section Chief, Inova Memory Disorders Program. Dr. Rogers directs the Inova Memory Disorders Program and has extensive experience in treating Alzheimer’s disease and overseeing Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials. Alzheimer’s disease affects 6.2. million Americans. Earlier this week, the first new drug therapy in 20 years for Alzheimer’s…

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