Review of Inova COVID-19 Cases Lends Insight into Ventilator Mortality Risks

Falls Church, VA – An Inova study of COVID-19 patients sheds light on how patients have responded to advanced ICU interventions. Researchers sought to paint a realistic picture of survival expectations within a single, well-resourced healthcare system, over the patient’s entire length of stay. Christopher King, MD, transplant pulmonologist and critical care physician at Inova Fairfax…

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5 Tips to Prevent Birth Defects

Healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects  Stephanie J. Williams, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN with Inova Obstetrics and Gynecology in Shirlington. She delivers babies at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Today, March 3, marks World Birth Defects Day. If you plan to expand your family any time soon, now is the right…

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Inova Specialist Treats Debilitating Transvaginal Mesh Complications

This piece was originally published June 9, 2016. Abbas Shobeiri, MD, is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology and female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery (urogynecology). He is vice-chair of gynecologic subspecialties at Virginia Commonwealth University Inova Fairfax Campus. He has a special interest in women’s pelvic floor disorders. Read Dr. Shobeiri’s profile. Transvaginal Mesh…

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7 Ways To Prevent Falls

Falls can cause broken bones and head injuries Each year, approximately 3 million older adults in the U.S. are treated in the emergency room for injuries related to falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At Inova alone, falls are the leading cause of death in people 65 and older. These…

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Level 1 Trauma: There’s a Difference and It Matters

Trauma Center Celebrates Four Decades as Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 program In life’s most critical moments — after a devastating car crash, fall, injury or act of violence — access to round-the-clock treatment by a team specially trained in trauma care can mean the difference between life and death. Inova Trauma Center – Fairfax…

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Year-Round Water Safety Tips

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Ensure your children are safe in the water with these nine expert-backed tips Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean water safety should leave with it. Whether you’re planning a warm weather family trip for the holidays or visiting an indoor pool, water safety should always be top of mind, especially…

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A Dramatic Delivery Showcases Inova’s Teamwork Approach

When 8-months-pregnant Jihye Ha needed emergency care, the situation turned critical for her and the baby. Throughout her first pregnancy, Jihye Ha seemed to be sailing through it without much difficulty or discomfort — but then in February, at 32 weeks, she began noticing a strange development. Her fingernails were turning blue. Ha also started…

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Better Visualization with ASTEC Engineering

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How Inova surgeons use 3D-printed models to improve patient care Innovation is at the heart of improving patient safety and outcomes. This passion for staying at the cutting edge of medical technology not only keeps Inova providers abreast of the latest and greatest, but also ensures patients receive the best care possible. One recent example…

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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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