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Colorectal Cancer Prevention 

A Post-It note offers a reminder to undergo a screening.

Updated guidelines reinforce the effectiveness of screenings In response to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer in people under the age of 50, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its screening guidelines in 2018. Previously, ACS recommended that people with no colorectal cancer symptoms and no family history of the disease start getting screened at…

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Can Patients With Respiratory Conditions Improve Lung Function?

Kareem Ahmad, MD, specializes in pulmonary diseases at Inova.

By Kareem Ahmad, MD, who specializes in pulmonary disease at Inova’s Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program Everyone’s lung function decreases over time as they age, but those with acute or chronic respiratory conditions — such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — experience this reduction at a much faster rate due to ongoing lung…

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Stepping Forward Toward Bunion Remedies

Steven K. Neufeld, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Inova.

Steven Neufeld, MD, explains bunions and a procedure to correct them Condition: Bunion: A bunion is a “bump” of bone that most often forms at the base of the big toe joint. It occurs if bone or tissue at the joint moves out of place and forces the big toe to bend toward the others.…

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High Honors for Inova

Leapfrog Group, U.S. News recognize Inova Fairfax Medical Campus for care quality Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) is the recent recipient of several accolades. Leapfrog: Most recently, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that drives momentum for improved quality and safety in healthcare, named IFMC a Top Teaching Hospital. The distinction is considered one…

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In the Blink of an Eye

The LenSx surgical system offers laser precision for cataract procedures.

Equipment allows for more precise cataract surgery Northern Virginia residents who are facing cataract surgery now have new options. Inova Woodburn Surgery Center now offers the LenSx surgical system, which employs more precise femtosecond laser technology to augment cataract removal, correct astigmatism and restore vision lost from cataracts. This proven technology is used around the…

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