Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA, is board-certified in psychiatry and a member of the Inova Behavioral Health Services team. After months of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all eager for a return to normal. But with case counts still rising, the holidays will look pretty different this year. Public health agencies are advising…

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Lucy De La Cruz, MD, is fellowship-trained in breast surgery and board-certified in general surgery. She specializes in the surgical management of benign and malignant breast disease. In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people sheltered in place and avoided unnecessary activities outside the home, including elective medical appointments. But it’s a mistake…

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Falls Church, VA – The Chamber ALX (Alexandria Chamber of Commerce) named Inova Alexandria Hospital as the 2020 Overall Business of the Year at its annual Best in Business Awards.  The award was presented to Rina Bansal, MD, MBA,  President of Inova Alexandria Hospital, in recognition of the hospital’s high-quality medical care and commitment to…

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The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) designated Inova Fairfax Medical Campus a Gold Level Center of Excellence for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation- a therapy that has been successful in treating some of Inova’s most critically ill patients, including those with COVID-19. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life support machine that is used during life-threatening reversible…

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Online Zoom session: Saturday, Oct. 17 – 9 to 11 a.m. Register at inova.org/food4thought Did you know you can help protect yourself against cancer using food? Inova oncology registered dietitian Lauren Fay says that, aside from not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight throughout life is the best way to protect against cancer. Lauren is leading…

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