Learn how to avoid common winter accidents For many people, wintertime evokes joyful memories — skiing for the first time with the family, teaching kids how to shovel snow. But unfortunately, these memorable winter activities are often accompanied by injuries due to the season’s cold and icy conditions.  Each year, tens of thousands of people…

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February is Kids Ear, Nose and Throat Health Month. Learn what to expect the next time your little one experiences ear pain.   “Ow, my ear hurts!” Parents of young children have probably heard this refrain more times than they can count. Those with infants or toddlers have likely stayed awake many a late night…

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Dr. Ruchi Garg shares ways women can maintain good reproductive health January was Cervical Health Awareness Month, and it is the perfect opportunity for women to visit their healthcare providers for an annual wellness exam that includes a cervical cancer screening. The cervix sits at the bottom of the uterus and protrudes into the vagina.…

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Sulman Aziz Mirza, MD, addresses concerns parents have about the prescription pain drug As communities across the U.S. confront the epidemic of opioid addiction, Inova staff psychiatrist, Sulman Aziz Mirza, MD, works with teens and families to provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, therapy and partial hospitalization services at the Inova Keller Center. “Often I hear from patients…

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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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