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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Why so SAD?

The time change can strike a blow to mental health Love it or hate it, we all have to do it — here in America, we push our clocks back an hour to resume standard time shortly before Thanksgiving. But for those prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the earlier sunset and longer period of…

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Working for a Top Hospital

A day in the life of Gaylord Scott Rose, MD, one of the physicians who make Inova standout Recently, Inova was named a top hospital by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report, coming in at No. 1 in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The report also noted that Inova is nationally ranked in gynecologic…

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A Welcoming Medical Home for Everyone

Inova ensures that those uninsured or on Medicaid get the care they need   It is well recognized that regular appointments with the same healthcare team, providing consistency in treatment, and a high level of preventative care all provide significant benefits for children and their families. Often this seems out of reach for underinsured or…

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What is Low-Value Care, and Why are We Working to Eliminate it?

Inova is working to eliminate unnecessary and expensive procedures for patients With health care costs accounting as one of the biggest issues facing consumers, Inova is working vigorously to eliminate unnecessary care proven to be of little or no clinical value, repetitive and expensive for patients. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare — every…

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Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids

Clifton Page, MD, is board-certified in family and sports medicine and a member of the Inova Sports Medicine team. He has a special interest in non-surgical treatment of sports injuries, regenerative medicine and sports injury prevention. It’s always better to prevent sports injuries than to treat them after the fact. To help protect youth athletes,…

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Infant Safety: Car Seats, Puffy Coats and Other Tips

5 important ways to protect your newborn’s safety Major baby-proofing typically kicks into high gear just before a little one becomes mobile and is starting to show signs that they may be able to roll off an elevated surface. Prior to this point, keeping baby safe mostly revolves around the infant’s tiny world, which is…

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A Guide to Foodborne Illness

a spread of food at a potluck dinner

Meredith Porter, MD is a board-certified family physician with 23 years of clinical experience who is a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care services. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care with staff who are cross-trained in the pediatric emergency room…

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Gather Around For Healthier Thanksgiving Traditions

Incorporate these 9 healthy habits this Thanksgiving and beyond “I can’t believe I ate so much,” you say to your family as you feel your acid reflux acting up. “I might need to loosen my belt!” your uncle quips back. “I shouldn’t have skipped my morning spin class!” your niece pipes in. Does any of…

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Concussion & Youth Sports: New Research Gives Clues for Keeping Athletes Safe

Melissa Womble, PhD, is a fellowship-trained neuropsychologist specializing in sport concussion management. She is director of the Inova Sports Medicine Comprehensive Concussion Program. In the last several years, the science of concussions has come a long way. We’ve discovered a lot about how to recognize, diagnose and manage these serious injuries — but of course,…

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Straight A’s for Inova Hospitals from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Falls Church, VA – All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.  A national distinction, Leapfrog recognizes Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. This is the third consecutive grading period that all five Inova hospitals have received an ‘A’ grade.  In fact,…

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