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Inova Fairfax Hospital Progressive Coronary Care Unit Receives Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Designation marks significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment Falls Church, VA – August 2, 2019 – The Progressive Coronary Care Unit (PCCU) of Inova Fairfax Hospital has received the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award for…

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): What We Know

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Mohankumar Kurukumbi, MD, is an epileptologist and Medical Director of the Inova Epilepsy Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. The recent death of 20-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, who died in his sleep apparently of an epilepsy seizure, has renewed focus on a small but ever-present threat to individuals with epilepsy:…

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U.S. News & World Report Names Inova Fairfax Medical Campus #1 Hospital in DC Area

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Inova Health System’s Gynecology Program Nationally Ranked Falls Church, VA. – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area for the 5th time, according to U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings. Inova’s Gynecology department is the highest ranked in the region and #13 in the…

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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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Inova Schar Cancer Institute Physicians Named Top Doctors in Northern Virginia by Arlington Magazine

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July 15, 2019, Fairfax, Virginia – Eight Inova Schar Cancer Institute doctors have been named “Top Doctors” in Northern Virginia by Arlington Magazine, continuing a track record of recognition for this growing team of exceptional cancer specialists. Inova Schar, a department of Inova Fairfax Hospital, is home to more than 1,000 doctors, researchers, nurses, cancer…

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Come to an Ask The Expert Lecture

Ask The Expert lectures are available on a range of topics.

Physicians to speak on care for joints, heart and other topics Joints and Spine MAKOplasty® Total Hip & Knee Replacements: Meet the Robot Nauman Akhtar, MD Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m.Inova Loudoun Hospital Physician Office Building44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 110Leesburg, VA Men’s Health Prostate Health — What You Need to Know Inova Physician Panel Thursday, June…

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Back on Track After Life-Threatening Stroke

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Runner resumes sport after recovering from bleeding brain aneurysm When Brooke Sydnor Curran, then 50, finished the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC, last fall, it was a crisp October afternoon and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Her husband and three daughters were cheering her on and, like the previous 116 marathons she…

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Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

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Inova provides options, such as colonoscopy, to patients Condition: Colorectal cancer, sometimes called colon cancer or bowel cancer, is a common form of cancer, affecting about 1 in 24 women and 1 in 22 men at some point in their lives. Screening Options: If you’re anxious about the thought of a colonoscopy, you have alternatives.…

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