Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials

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Stephanie Van Bebber is Senior Director, Inova Schar Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office at Inova. As we celebrate Clinical Trials Day this year, we recognize the extraordinary work that is done by research teams every day to ensure that future healthcare treatments and interventions are safe and effective. The date of May 20th honors James…

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Stop the Spread of Trauma

Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, is the Trauma Services Educator at the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center — Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Level III designated trauma center. The month of May is dedicated to trauma awareness. This year’s theme is “Safe and Secure: Safety Is a Choice, Prevention Is Key.” This past…

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Adolescent Health: What to Expect from a Teen’s First Gynecologist Appointment

Rachel K. Casey, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is Medical Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and a member of the OB-GYN Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Adolescence is a time of rapid change. Girls’ bodies are growing and developing, and their brains are changing, too.…

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The Most Common Perinatal Problem? Depression and Anxiety. But There Is Hope

Rachel Noble, MS, LPC, is a mental health provider. She serves as Director of Theapeutic Programs and Women’s Behavioral Health Services at Inova Health System. In honor of Mother’s Day, and in recognition that May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, here is some helpful information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs): what they…

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Mobi-C Disc Replacement: Mark’s Story

An Ironman triathlete gets back in the race with help from Dr. John Hamilton and Inova Neurosciences. Mark Fostek, 49, has been an athlete all his life. A former college baseball player, Mark took up running in his late thirties. In 2015, he discovered the triathlon, a sport that combines swimming, cycling and running –…

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Five Steps to Better Skin Cancer Prevention

Donald J. Brideau, MD, is a board-certified primary care physician with a special interest in dermatology. He practices family medicine at Inova Primary Care – Lorton. Skin is your body’s largest organ. It keeps your other organs safe from the elements and infection while helping to regulate your body temperature. But with all that exposure,…

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Inova Studies High-Tech Improvements for Heart Failure Treatment

Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD, is the Section Chief of Inova’s Heart Failure & Transplant Program. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, and internal medicine. He practices at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, VA and is a co-principal investigator of the HF-eVOLUTION study. Akshay Desai, MD,…

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Can You Help Save a Life?

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Inova Blood Donor Services has an immediate need for blood donations from local donors to recover the blood supply for our community. Current blood supply levels are critically low, not just in Northern Virginia and the DC area, but across the country as well. Our supply can only be replenished with donations from volunteer blood…

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