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Seasonal Allergies and Asthma

Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 23 years of clinical experience and a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week – including holidays, except Christmas Day – and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care where staff is cross-trained…

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Exercising After Joint Replacement: What Can You Do?

Nauman Akhtar, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery. He specializes in arthritis and joint replacement and serves as medical director of the Inova Loudoun Hospital Joint Replacement Program. When I see patients who are preparing for hip or knee replacement surgery, one of the most common questions they ask is: “What kinds of activities will I…

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Surviving Cardiogenic Shock: Survival Rates Soar at Inova

Behnam N. Tehrani, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist. He is medical director of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute cardiac catheterization laboratories, and co-director of the Cardiogenic Shock Program.  An innovative team-based approach to treating cardiogenic shock at Inova is helping more patients survive this dangerous condition — and we have the numbers to…

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Spring is in the Air: A Guide to Seasonal Allergies

Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 23 years of clinical experience and a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week – including holidays, except Christmas Day – and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care where staff is cross-trained…

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention 

A Post-It note offers a reminder to undergo a screening.

Updated guidelines reinforce the effectiveness of screenings In response to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 50, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its screening guidelines in 2018. Previously, ACS recommended that people with no colorectal cancer symptoms and no family history of the disease start getting screened at…

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Period Pain: Could It Be Endometriosis?

Melissa Ann Delgado, MD, FACOG, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She specializes in robotic laser surgery for endometriosis and sees patients at the Chronic Pelvic Pain Center of Northern Virginia. You probably expect your monthly cycle to arrive with uncomfortable cramps and bloating. But if you (or your teen daughter) experience significant pain each…

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Problem Periods? Learn What’s Normal — And What’s Not

Jennifer N. Hong, MD is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has a special interest in contraception, prenatal care, breast and cervical cancer prevention, minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery and the management of uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is a member of Inova Medical Group and is currently accepting new patients at Inova OBGYN –…

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Four Inova Hospitals Receive Five-star CMS Rating

Exclusive DC Metropolitan Rating for Second Year Falls Church, VA,– The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today released the results of Hospital Care, its five-star quality ratings for hospitals nationwide. Four Inova hospitals received 5 stars:  Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, and Inova Loudoun Hospital.  Inova Health System…

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