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Outreach Programs, Charity Care At the Heart of New Community Report

Latest Inova Report to the Community highlights Inova stats, patient success stories The latest Inova Report to the Community gives a snapshot of Inova Health System’s size, scope, financials and healthcare contributions in a number of key areas including charity care, access and innovation. Introduced by Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, the report…

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Prenatal Genetic Tests and Care for High-Risk Obstetric Patients (Video with Dr. Sarah Poggi)

In this video, Inova’s Dr. Sarah Poggi provides information about advances in prenatal testing. This lecture includes information about prenatal single gene deletion carrier testing; non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free DNA; and microarray analysis. Dr. Poggi is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Northern…

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NPR Visits Inova to Document Infant-Health Research Study

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Inova’s vaginal seeding study featured on NPR’s Morning Edition NPR’s Morning Edition has profiled the groundbreaking vaginal seeding study at Inova Women’s Hospital that aims to discover if babies born by C-section will benefit from a swab of their mother’s microbes. The article explains how vaginal seeding “was developed in response to the sharp rise…

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Construction of NICU at Inova Loudoun Hospital Is a Labor of Love

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Patient tower development has a personal touch Keenan Beshore’s premature birth in 2010 wasn’t necessarily unexpected after his mother, Holly, experienced complications during her pregnancy. But his severe breathing problems — despite a robust weight of more than 7 pounds — were difficult for his parents to witness and harder still due to tight quarters…

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Diabetes in Pregnancy: Keeping You and Your Child Healthy

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Monica Freidline, RN, NP, CNM is the Midwifery Director for the Natural Birth Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital.  She is a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and certified nurse midwife (CNM) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Before becoming a CNM, she was a labor and delivery nurse for 15 years.  Her scope of practice includes prenatal…

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Improving the Infant Microbiome: New Inova Study Leads the Way

Suchitra K. Hourigan, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology. She sees patients at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, a medical collaboration between Inova and Children’s National. Newborn babies inherit a lot from their mothers — including beneficial bacteria that can influence their health for years to come. The human body is home to trillions…

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For babies born by Caesarean section, can a simple swab reduce rates of obesity, asthma and allergies?

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Inova clinical trial investigates outcomes of exposing newborns to mother’s microbes While Caesarean section (CS) delivery can be lifesaving for both new mothers and their babies, children born by CS have an approximately 50 percent increased risk of childhood obesity, along with asthma and allergies. There is a marked difference between the microbiomes, the community…

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