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Managing Urinary Frequency

Help for Urinary Incontinence is Available We all want to laugh as much as possible, right? Maybe not if you’re dealing with urinary incontinence, a form of bladder weakness that prompts urine leakage while you’re doing everyday things such as coughing, sneezing, lifting heavy items, exercising or even erupting in laughter. Women are mainly affected…

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Parenting in the 21st Century: Dealing with Cyberbullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Learn how to Help Children Cope with Cyberbullying. Name-calling and rumor-spreading have long been unpleasant and challenging aspects of adolescent life and have accelerated online in a form called cyberbullying. Standing up to an often faceless bully is now a new skill for teens and their families. So what…

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All Treats, No Tricks

halloween safety

Have a happy, healthy Halloween Families who take part in Halloween festivities might be taking weeks to prepare—from decorating the house to choosing just the right costumes. Here are some more suggestions to make the holiday as safe and healthy and possible. Costumes and trick-or-treatingDepending on the rules and customs in your community, the young…

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Q&A: Dangers of Teen Vaping


Inova pediatric lung specialist cites ‘epidemic’ use of e-cigarettes among youth As national reports continue to roll in of mysterious and severe “vaping illnesses” affecting hundreds of younger Americans who’ve used e-cigarettes, Inova’s Sunil Kapoor, MD, shares his views as part of the collective sense of alarm. Dr. Kapoor, Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Medical…

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Better Together


This October, encourage a friend to join you in getting a mammogram It’s not the typical brunch or shopping date that you would normally take with a close girlfriend, but it is an activity that can be vital to your everyday life. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a perfect time to get an…

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Year-Round Water Safety Tips

Swim Safety

Ensure your children are safe in the water with these nine expert-backed tips Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean water safety should leave with it. Whether you’re planning a warm weather family trip for the holidays or visiting an indoor pool, water safety should always be top of mind, especially…

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Fun and Fitness for the Whole Family

Strengthen bonds and improve your family’s fitness with these heart-pumping activities. Family activities focused on fitness don’t require rigorous planning, and there are often remarkably affordable (if not free!) and build lifelong memories. Here’s the icing on the cake. Family activities, says the American College of Pediatricians, improves everyone’s physical health and delivers mental and…

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A Dramatic Delivery Showcases Inova’s Teamwork Approach

When 8-months-pregnant Jihye Ha needed emergency care, the situation turned critical for her and the baby. Throughout her first pregnancy, Jihye Ha seemed to be sailing through it without much difficulty or discomfort — but then in February, at 32 weeks, she began noticing a strange development. Her fingernails were turning blue. Ha also started…

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New Cutting-Edge COPD Treatment Available at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

The Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Program helps patients with severe COPD through a minimally invasive procedure More than 11 million people in the U.S. live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Some patients can manage symptoms through physical therapy and oxygen therapy. But for patients with more severe COPD, the only treatment options were an…

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Stroke Patient’s Recovery Music to Everyone’s Ears

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital rehab team helps a stroke patient back to the dais and his congregation  Several members of the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) Outpatient Bridge and Neuro Rehabilitation team listened as Reverend Angel M. Martínez delivered a sermon. Then, without missing a beat, Martínez reached for his guitar and accompanied his wife,…

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