Understanding Multiple Sclerosis: A Primer for the Newly Diagnosed (Part 3) Rahul Davé, MD, PhD, is Medical Director of Inova’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology program.   With so many effective medications available to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), life can continue normally for many patients – especially those diagnosed early and treated appropriately. Experiencing few (or…

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Understanding MS: A Primer for the Newly Diagnosed (Part 2) Rahul Davé, MD, PhD, is Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center in the Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.   No two MS patients experience the same disease course. Depending on an individual’s course, however, MS symptoms can be quite manageable. As the Medical Director…

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Understanding MS: A Primer for the Newly Diagnosed (Part 1) Rahul Davé, MD, PhD, is Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center in the  Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.   Unlike many diseases, such as heart attacks or strokes, a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis is not always black and white. It is caused by your…

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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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A Higher Level of Epilepsy Care When talking about epilepsy, every patient is unique in terms of medication need, seizure control and treatment plan. That’s why Inova Alexandria Hospital makes sure that care is tailored, every step of the way. “Treating epilepsy requires a multidisciplinary approach,” says Lewis Eberly, MD, Medical Director of Neuroscience at…

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Parkinson's patient holding a football

Regaining Control Deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedure provides new hope by keeping Parkinson’s symptoms in check For Bachir Flih (pronounced “Flee”), the symptoms happened out of the blue: a tremor in his right index finger accompanied by fatigue that lasted throughout the day. With a busy job as the dining service manager for a retirement…

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