Falls can cause broken bones and head injuries Each year, approximately 3 million older adults in the U.S. are treated in the emergency room for injuries related to falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At Inova alone, falls are the leading cause of death in people 65 and older. These…

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Trauma Center Celebrates Four Decades as Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 program In life’s most critical moments — after a devastating car crash, fall, injury or act of violence — access to round-the-clock treatment by a team specially trained in trauma care can mean the difference between life and death. Inova Trauma Center – Fairfax…

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From daily affirmations to laughter and volunteering, find ways to stay on track with your recovery Michael B. Moore, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Inova Behavioral Health Outpatient Center at Merrifield. Francis Kulesa, MSW, is a behavioral health program therapist. With the holiday season approaching, we often have the opportunity to spend time…

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Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Of all childhood afflictions, fever likely represents the most commonly feared condition in young children. By far, it…

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Practice self-care on lengthy trips to avoid blood clots The winter holidays are frequently a time for visits to faraway destinations. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure though, it is important not to lose focus on your health. Long trips by car, train or plane can mean a lengthy period seated in the…

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How to alleviate neck strain while using a computer and tech devices When it comes to using tech devices, many people are concerned about eye strain, and while that can be an issue, neck pain also tops the list for tech-related injuries. As the usage of smartphones and tablets increases — in 2018, about 2.7…

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Keep your family healthy this flu season According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), anywhere from 9.3 million up to 49 million people contract the flu each year. Last year’s flu season was particularly virulent: The U.S. saw between 37.4 million and 42.9 million cases, of which unfortunately more than…

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