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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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The Meaning of Fever

mom taking child's temperature

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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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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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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Get the Most Out of Your Healthcare Benefits

There can be hidden sources of wellness you can get from your health insurance, at no additional cost to you The open enrollment period for health insurance is the only time yearly that you can compare various policies based on coverage and costs. And it’s also a good time to take a deeper look at…

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Coping During the Holidays

Feeling like a Grinch? Here are some ways to make the holidays easier.  The holidays are just around the corner, and while they often can be a time of joy and celebration, for many people, there can be sour notes among all that cheer.  “Some struggle with family dynamics and overwhelming stress during this time,”…

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Weighing in on Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Obesity in children and adolescents is on the rise, but there are ways to prevent it The percentage of U.S. children and adolescents diagnosed with obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s, with 1 in 5 school-age children and young people (6 to 19 years) now battling obesity, reports the Centers for Disease Control…

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