The COVID-19 outbreak is posing unprecedented risks and challenges for all communities and healthcare systems worldwide. Inova Schar Cancer Institute’s multidisciplinary team is continuously monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. Our dedicated team of experts is up-to-date on developments and CDC guidelines, and has developed a comprehensive response plan to maintain the safety and well-being…

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People with asthma or other lung conditions should make a plan in case of suspected COVID-19 infection, due to their higher risk of developing complications. According to Dr. Bobby Mahajan, medical director of interventional pulmonology at Invoa Fairfax Hospital, individuals with known asthma or other lung conditions should establish ahead of time who will take…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people wear homemade face masks in public. “A virus like this is spread through droplets. So, the droplets when you cough, droplets when you sneeze; some people have droplets when they speak,” says Dr. Kari Scantlebury, emergency room physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Read more about…

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The Frederick News-Post published a story on March 24 about the additional risks of COVID-19 complications that could be faced by those with underlying health conditions including asthma. Having asthma does not make people more at risk of getting COVID-19, says Inova’s Amit (Bobby) K. Mahajan, MD, who also serves as a volunteer spokesman for…

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Understanding MS: A Primer for the Newly Diagnosed (Part 2) Rahul Davé, MD, PhD, is Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center in the Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.   No two MS patients experience the same disease course. Depending on an individual’s course, however, MS symptoms can be quite manageable. As the Medical Director…

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Understanding MS: A Primer for the Newly Diagnosed (Part 1) Rahul Davé, MD, PhD, is Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center in the  Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.   Unlike many diseases, such as heart attacks or strokes, a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis is not always black and white. It is caused by your…

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