New device helps patients reach their goals Continuing an ongoing commitment to offering the latest physical and occupational therapy for patients, the Inova Rehabilitation Center (IRC) at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital added the Aretech ZeroG Gait and Balance System, a robotic, ceiling-mounted body-weight support system that can be used for walking, balance activities, stair training…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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