Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA, is board-certified in psychiatry and a member of the Inova Behavioral Health Services team. After months of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all eager for a return to normal. But with case counts still rising, the holidays will look pretty different this year. Public health agencies are advising…

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Lucy De La Cruz, MD, is fellowship-trained in breast surgery and board-certified in general surgery. She specializes in the surgical management of benign and malignant breast disease. In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people sheltered in place and avoided unnecessary activities outside the home, including elective medical appointments. But it’s a mistake…

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Alex Krist, MD, is a board-certified primary care physician. He chairs the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which makes the national guidelines for preventive care. He also directs a primary care practice-based research network in Virginia and practices family medicine at Fairfax Family Practice – An Inova Partner. Every once in a while, the stress…

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Your Guide to Getting the Flu Vaccine During the Pandemic

Cheryl Ostrowski, MD, is a board-certified primary care physician with more than 28 years of clinical experience. She practices family medicine at Inova Primary Care – Burke, which opened in September 2020. Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are taking more health precautions than ever. Wearing masks and washing hands offer a level…

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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. Although it feels like much longer, it has only been six months since the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was…

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Dipankar Mukherjee, MD, the lead investigator for Inova’s clinical trial on the device, discusses how the recently FDA-approved ALTO™ device is transforming treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). With the commercial release of the ALTO™ Abdominal Stent Graft System, Inova’s vascular surgeons are helping to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients with abdominal aortic…

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Expert Q&A with Rick Leichtweis, PhD, Executive Director, Inova Kellar Center Rick Leichtweis, PhD, serves as Executive Director for Inova Kellar Center. He is a leader in the educational and mental health field and has extensive experience in developing mental health and substance use disorder treatment and special education programs. Across the U.S., and here…

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