Aspirin & Heart Risk: Revised Guidelines Encourage More Selective Aspirin Use

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~ Updated as of November 22, 2021 New recommendations discourage aspirin use as a preventive heart measure for some, but patients should talk to their doctor before discontinuing daily aspirin use. Wayne Batchelor, MD, is Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. His outpatient practice is based at…

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How the Life with Cancer® Program Serves and Supports Inova Patients and Families

Kelly Jablonski, MSW, LCSW, is an Oncology Clinical Therapist at Inova Life with Cancer. She provides supportive counseling, education and resources to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer at the Adult Infusion Clinic at Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Going through cancer treatment can be overwhelming and emotional, whether you’re a patient or family member. Having a…

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IHVI Introduces New Cardiovascular Hybrid OR

Eric L. Sarin, MD, is a cardiac and thoracic surgeon with Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI). He is Section Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Co-Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Program and Co-Director of Cardiovascular Research. Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is one of the most technologically advanced…

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Prostate Cancer & Sexual Health

Any diagnosis of cancer is unnerving. Prostate cancer infringes on the most intimate aspects of a man’s life. Inger Rosner, MD, in Urology at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Jennifer Bires, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, executive director at Life with Cancer provides answers to commonly asked questions about prostate cancer and sexual health. The prostate…

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New BLVR Procedure Gives Doris Her Life Back

Emphysema is a serious lung disease, with symptoms that drastically affect an individual’s quality of life. The wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath can make the simplest activities – from going to the grocery store to walking the dog – difficult. Smoking is the most common cause of emphysema. The disease damages the tiny air…

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Expert Panel Develops Guidance to Manage Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Patients

Jennifer DeSimone, MD, is board-certified in dermatology practicing at Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. Dr. DeSimone specializes in skin lymphomas and high-risk skin cancers. Her goal is to help educate her patients about skin cancer etiology, management and importantly, prevention. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer, is a…

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Partner With Your Provider to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Annette Bicher, MD, is board-certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Bicher is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Felix Rutledge Society of Gynecology/Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Society of Gynecologic Investigation. She serves as Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital. To detect breast cancer…

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