Inova patient runs Antarctic race

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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donald folk walking along river

Fast action by Inova Alexandria Hospital puts stroke patient on a path to full recovery  Donald Folk, 55, loves tight turns on ski slopes, spiking volleyballs and pretty much any sport that gets the heart pumping. To help stay fit, he walks — briskly — and usually along the Potomac River’s Mount Vernon trail in…

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nurses give baby neonatal care

Inova Alexandria Hospital spring campaign supports NICU Each year, at least 250 of the 3,600 babies delivered at Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) will spend some time in the Charlotte and Walter Jones Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). They require special attention and support, which is why the NICU was selected by the IAH Foundation Board…

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doctors open cystoscopy room

New surgical tools can improve outcomes Operating rooms at Inova Mount Vernon (IMVH) and Inova Alexandria (IAH) hospitals are becoming more technologically advanced. These innovations allow doctors to be more accurate in performing surgeries and result in faster patient recovery. Here are the latest examples: O-Arm Imaging Tool. IAH added a new surgical imaging device…

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American Nurses credentialing center

Inova Alexandria and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals pursue Magnet designation Nurses are an integral part of patient care, and honoring the work they do is an important part of Inova’s culture. For this reason, Inova Alexandria (IAH) and Inova Mount Vernon (IMVH) hospitals are pursuing the prestigious Magnet® designation. Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing…

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comtemplative woman

July is National Fibroids Awareness Month While 80% of women experience uterine fibroids by the age of 50, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), many women don’t seek out knowledge or treatment for the issue. Here are some commonly asked questions: What are fibroids? Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop on or in…

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Inova's East Region Breakfast

Breakfast outlines Inova East region’s achievements Inova Alexandria (IAH) and Inova Mount Vernon (IMVH) hospitals recently held the second annual State of Healthcare in Inova’s East Region Breakfast. The event featured a health fair, two panel discussions and a Q&A session, where IAH and IMVH senior leaders and clinical staff engaged and connected with volunteers…

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Woman smiling

Women with pelvic floor disorder are not alone Ladies, do you leak urine when you cough, sneeze or laugh? Do you frequently have the urge to go to the bathroom? You’re not alone. About half of women over age 50 have this condition. And it’s got a name: pelvic floor disorder. Pelvic floor disorder describes…

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leapfrog badge

Inova hospitals receive accolades 2018 was an award-winning year for Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH). From awards for safety to involvement in the local community, these hospitals are proud to be recognized for the following: ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade: IAH was awarded an “A” grade for…

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Primary care at Inova.

Inova Primary Care practices close to home Inova primary care physicians are leading the way in health and wellness with a personalized approach to getting you healthy and keeping you well. Expert clinicians take time to get to know you as a patient — and as a person. At each visit, they will empower you…

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