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FDA Approves Cutting-Edge Cancer Drug from Inova Schar Cancer Institute Clinical Trial

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Inova’s Dr. John Deeken served as the site principal investigator for this prestigious study In groundbreaking news for the medical and cancer research community, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new, breakthrough cancer drug, larotrectinib, or Vitrakvi®, that targets specific genetic mutations in adult and pediatric patients. This is only the second tissue-agnostic…

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Pneumococcal (Strep) Vaccine: Should I Get It?

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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. Streptococcus pneumoniae – commonly referred to as “strep” or “pneumococcus” – is a familiar type of bacteria associated with varying infections which…

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A Guide to E. Coli and Foodborne Illnesses

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Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 22 years of clinical experience and a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week – including holidays, except Christmas Day – and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care where staff…

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Another Step Forward in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction

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Dr. Loring Flint is Inova’s Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer. On October 24, Virginia Senator Mark Warner announced that a bipartisan opioids bill was signed into law by the president. As Senator Warner’s letter explained, “This comprehensive legislation will help communities across Virginia by improving opioid treatment and recovery efforts and providing new…

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Inova Blood Donor Services Helps Save Lives

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Donors are always in need Medical emergencies happen every day, and one critical need is blood. Inova Blood Donor Services provides blood to approximately 20 hospitals in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, metropolitan area, including Inova’s five hospitals. “Our goal is to collect 200 units [of blood] per day to support the hospitals we serve,” explains…

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Inova Health System Recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America®

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Falls Church, Virginia –  Inova Health System has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The top one hundred workplaces were honored at the Fitbit Captivate Conference in Chicago on September 20, 2018. The winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. Over 1,000…

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Boost in Blood Supply Necessary for Community Patients, Inova Blood Donor Services Asks for Help – Hosts 24 Hour Blood Drives

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Sterling, VA – Inova Blood Donor Services supplies the majority of local hospitals in the Washington, DC metro region. Summertime is tough for the community’s blood supply, because donor turnout can be low due to vacations and activities with friends and family. Blood products are used daily in hospitals to support patients who are in trauma, actively…

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