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Inova FACT Team Supports Victims of Sexual Assault and Violence in the Community

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Specialized nurses and physicians provide care for sexual abuse and domestic violence Unfortunately, sexual violence is prevalent in the U.S. One in five women and one in six men will experience sexual violence as the victims of rape, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Intimate partner violence (IPV), which the Centers for…

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Get Moving This Fall

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Lose weight with these creative exercise tips Mustering the energy to exercise is a struggle many of us are all too familiar with. If you’ve attempted and failed to maintain an exercise regimen in order to lose weight, you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. (49%, to be exact) have tried to…

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Tips for Aging Gracefully

With some simple strategies, you can transition as the years roll by Frank Lloyd Wright said, “the longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” As the years advance and our bodies and brains show the marks of time, it can feel like it takes more effort and fortitude to stay healthy. There are simple…

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Bug Bites, Be Gone!

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How to deal with your kids’ mosquito, tick and spider bites (and other outdoor ailments) this season Late summer is often spent outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather. Perhaps you want to take the family on picnic, a weekend hike, or for one last dip in the local stream. Maybe you’re even considering a weekend camping…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital Earns Emergency Nurses Prestigious Lantern Award (Only ER in Virginia)

Leesburg, VA – Inova Loudoun Hospital is proud to announce it has been selected as a recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) 2019 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research at its Inova Emergency Room – Ashburn.  A record 28 emergency departments from across the United…

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Shopping for Safe Skincare Products

Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs much of what we put on it. But how many of us really know what’s in the skincare products we use? Many ingredients are questionable at best, and downright harmful at worst. For example, did you know that mineral oil is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained…

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Keep Your Belly in Check

Tips for maintaining a healthy gut while traveling this summer You’re traveling in a new country, trying unique, exotic foods, and excited to learn about the local culture and cuisine. And then your stomach starts to rumble. Oh no, you think. Where’s the nearest bathroom? Travel tummy, also referred to as travelers’ diarrhea, is a…

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How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu This Year

The 2018-2019 flu season was the longest one in 10 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It lasted 21 weeks. Although the CDC reported that last year’s flu season wasn’t as severe as previous ones, the agency estimates that somewhere between 37.4 million and 42.9 million people contracted influenza last…

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DC Area Blood Donors Urgently Needed

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Critical Blood Shortages Across the DC Metro Area – Blood Donors Needed Now to Meet Patient Care Needs Sterling, VA – The Washington, DC region is experiencing critical shortages of red blood cells. All donor blood types are needed currently to help ensure patients from Northern Virginia have what they need to heal. Donors are needed as…

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