Debunking gynecology visit myths

Shawn Davis-Wilensky, MD is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. She practices at Inova Saville Screening and Prevention Center. There are many myths that exist about women’s health. In order to make informed decisions about your care, it is important to be educated with the facts. Here are some myths debunked. Myth #1: The pill can increase cancer…

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Inova Schar Heart and Vascular: a premier destination for the highest quality cardiovascular care

Christopher M. O’Connor, MD, MACC, is the President of Inova Schar Heart and Vascular. He is an internationally renowned authority on heart failure and practices at the Inova Cardiology – Fairfax office. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the nation and in Virginia. The toll is particularly high in those over…

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Inflammation’s role in heart disease

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Jared Spitz, MD, is a board-certified cardiovascular disease physician. He practices at the Inova Cardiology offices in Fairfax, Fair Oaks and Ballston. An elevated cholesterol level is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Increasingly, treatment of inflammation has gained attention as an important part of heart disease prevention. The U.S. Food and…

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Is it a cold, flu, RSV or COVID-19? Here’s how to tell the difference

Christopher Connolly, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician at Inova 360º Concierge Medicine with more than 24 years of clinical experience. Dr. Connolly previously served as the Medical Director and Chief Medical Information Officer of Nova Medical Group and Urgent Care. Most recently, Dr. Connolly worked as a primary care physician for Inova Primary…

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Taking depression screening to the next level

Neeta Goel, MD, is a board-certified family physician and chief medical officer for Inova’s ambulatory (outpatient) sites of care. She practices family medicine at Inova Primary Care — Ashburn HealthPlex. Depression is diagnosed in one in five adults in the United States. But for many other people, it often goes undiagnosed. In a 2022 survey of…

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Prevention and quick action: When your child swallows something dangerous

Bharath D. Nath, MD, is a pediatric surgeon at Inova Health System who is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. He specializes in pediatric general and thoracic surgery, treating premature infants to adolescents. Every year, thousands of children are treated in United States emergency rooms (ERs) because they swallowed objects such as a…

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