Latitia got a new heart and new lungs in 2023 – as Inova celebrates a record-breaking 50 lung transplants

In 2023, Inova established a new institutional record for lung transplants performed in a year, completing a total of 50. That number included four heart-lung transplants, our first HIV lung transplant and our first lung retransplantation with a simultaneous kidney transplant. Additionally, Inova has extended the upper age cutoff for lung transplantation to 75 years.…

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Inova’s orthopedic trauma team participates in a landmark trial on infection prevention with a significant decrease in surgical site infection rates

Fairfax, VA, February 13, 2024 — The orthopedic trauma team at Inova Fairfax Hospital participated in a landmark multicenter trial on infection prevention in surgery, the results of which were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Conducted at Inova along with 24 additional hospitals in the United States and Canada the study…

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Your guide to health screenings by age

Health screenings are an important part of preventive care. Screening tests look for signs of health problems or chronic diseases. They can often detect diseases before you experience symptoms. Diagnosing health problems early often means they’ll be easier to treat. Health screenings can be blood tests, imaging tests, physical exams or questionnaires. The screenings you…

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Inova’s Orthopedic Research Team recognized for work in severe extremity trauma

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The work of Inova’s Orthopedic Research Team received important recognition from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in 2023. METRC, including Inova Fairfax, wins the 2023 Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier award This year’s Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award was given to the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) which includes Inova Fairfax’s…

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Inova Oncology: Bridging hope and innovation

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a profound and life-altering event that necessitates access to the best possible care. At Inova Schar Cancer, we recognize the critical importance of striking a balance between clinical expertise and a patient-centric approach. Our unwavering commitment to providing world-class cancer care has garnered consistent recognition in various areas, including colon…

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Cancer-free “Voice of DC” shares message of hope

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Known as the “Voice of DC,” WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein continues to share his inspiring journey from a stage-4 lung cancer diagnosis in November 2022 to becoming cancer-free a year later. Last week, Neal’s story of the ground-breaking medical treatment he received at Inova Schar Cancer was featured on NBC News. In the piece, Amit…

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12 smart ways to use your healthcare FSA dollars

As January 1 approaches, many people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions or holiday get-togethers. But there’s one more (important) item to add to your end-of-year list: your healthcare flexible spending account (FSA). If you have dollars left in your FSA, now is the time to use them. Unless your employer offers an extension, you…

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Inova’s Cardiogenic Shock Team and ECMO Program are the reason John Harrity is alive today

John Harrity

Imagine: You are playing a weekly pick-up basketball game with friends. You are in great shape — trim, fit and competitive. But suddenly, you’re short of breath. You sit on the sideline, something you’re not known to do. Your friends take notice. When they ask what’s wrong, you say, “Call 911.” You don’t remember anything…

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