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Cervical Cancer Screening: Get the Facts

Nancy Hafner, MD, is a member of the Fairfax Gynecology Group. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has a special interest in fibroids, uterine problems, minimally invasive surgery and women’s health. When cervical cancer is diagnosed at earlier stages, it’s easier to treat — which is why it’s so important to have regular…

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HPV Vaccine – What’s New?

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Dr. Kenneth Lin is a board certified internist at Inova General Internal Medicine Group – Ballston. He has 21 years of clinical experience and special interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, and dermatologic procedures. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and a well-recognized cause of cervical cancer, genital warts, and oral cancers.…

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Prenatal Planning: Do You Need Antenatal Testing?

Alfred N. Khoury, MD, is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Inova James G. Sites Antenatal Testing Center and Inova Loudoun Hospital Antenatal Testing Center. He is board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. Pregnancy is an exciting and often nerve-wracking time. But if there are concerns or complications, the James G. Sites Antenatal…

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Inova GYN doctors discuss common cervical health questions

Common Questions about Cervical Health January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and serves as an important reminder for women to be screened. Thanks to increased use of screening tests and advancements in modern medicine, the cervical cancer death rate has decreased by more than 50 percent over the past 30 years. Still, it is estimated…

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Should You Get an IUD?

Rami Tabbarah, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Read Dr. Tabbarah’s profile. More and more of my patients have been asking about intrauterine devices (IUDs). I’m not surprised this contraceptive option is growing in popularity. The IUD is a safe and effective contraceptive choice that…

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Inova Medical Group and Inova Alexandria Hospital team up to open new OB-GYN practice

A New Care Option for Women Inova Medical Group, in association with Inova Alexandria Hospital, recently opened a newly constructed OB-GYN/primary care office in Shirlington. The new office is located in Shirlington Gateway at 2800 S. Shirlington Road, Suite 706, Arlington. The practice focuses on comprehensive patient services for women. Website: OB-GYN and primary care…

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Pap Smear Confusion? Understanding the New Guidelines for OBGYN Screening

Cedric A. Walls, MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has a special interest in providing compassionate, comprehensive women’s health care for all stages of life. As doctors and scientists learn more about women’s health, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated its guidelines about when and how to screen…

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My Baby Didn’t Follow My Birth Plan: Lessons From an OBGYN Mom

Hillary Robinowitz-Elins, MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is medical director of obstetrics and gynecology at Inova Medical Group ­– Shirlington. She also serves as assistant professor for Georgetown University School of Medicine and clinical professor for The University of Virginia. Read Dr. Robinowitz-Elins’ profile. In the interest of full disclosure, I will…

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Struggling to Get Pregnant: Understanding Infertility Treatments

Anne Brown, MD, is board certified in in obstetrics and gynecology. She is currently the medical director of the Women’s Health Service Line for Inova Loudoun Hospital. Read Dr. Brown’s Profile. The decision to start a family is usually an exciting one. But if you have trouble conceiving, that excitement can quickly turn to stress…

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