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Fairfax Board of Supervisors Approves Inova’s Plans for World-Class Health Innovation District

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Inova Center for Personalized Health will elevate Fairfax County as a destination for health discovery, research, education, and treatment   Fairfax, Virginia — Inova announced today that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved its land use applications for the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH). By establishing a destination for world-class patient care,…

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New Treatment Options Are Changing the Landscape for Prostate Cancer Patients

Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, MD, is the clinical program director of genitourinary cancers at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and has a special interest in caring for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. Prostate cancer is an extremely common disease. More than 3 million…

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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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Inova Schar Cancer Institute Named 2019 Best Healthcare Project by “ENR MidAtlantic”

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Recognizes Inova Schar for its innovative design and construction Fairfax, Virginia – Inova Schar Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art cancer care destination in the DC Metro area and a department of Inova Fairfax Hospital, was recently named the 2019 ‘Best Healthcare Project’ in the region by ENR MidAtlantic, a leading engineering, design and construction publication.  …

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Inova Establishes First In-House Specialty Pharmacy in Region to Care for Patients with Chronic Illnesses

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FALLS CHURCH, VA – On May 13, Inova Health System opened its newest pharmacy, named Inova Pharmacy Plus, at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute campus (a service of Inova Fairfax Hospital). This pharmacy is the region’s first in-house, health-system-owned specialty pharmacy. The new pharmacy is radically different than traditional pharmacies in that it is designed…

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Remarkable Recovery for Inova Patient

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Inova teamwork restores Manassas teen to normal life after severe hit-and-run collision   When 18-year-old Ethan McLaurin goes out for a walk these days, his mom can’t help but hold her breath. That’s because mere months have passed since one of Ethan’s outings took a shocking turn that nearly claimed his life — a tragic outcome…

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Personalized Cancer Care for the Community

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute offers the best in clinical and holistic care As Inova Schar Cancer Institute (Inova Schar) has evolved over the years, one idea has remained the same: the patient is at the center of care. Now a state-of-the-art 430,000-square-foot facility, a department of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Schar is the flagship of…

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Medical Tattooing for Cancer Survivors

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Marnie Rustemeyer is a licensed and board certified permanent cosmetic professional at Inova Medical Spa at Schar Cancer Institute. A former Wall Street executive, Marnie is a thyroid cancer survivor and a breast cancer “previvor.”  She began her career in medical tattooing after being diagnosed with the BRCA gene mutation and undergoing a preventive double…

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