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Falls Church, VA — Inova Health System is the first health system in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area, and one of the first in the United States, to offer a new FDA-approved telemedicine option for remote neuromodulation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) patients being treated for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. The NeuroSphere™…

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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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Larry Black looked forward to a quiet retirement – playing golf, spending time with his wife, and enjoying his large brood of children, grandchildren and new great-grandchild. But just 13 days after stepping down as Chief Magistrate for the 20th Judicial District of Virginia, Larry was in the Inova Loudoun Hospital Emergency Room (ER), fighting…

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doctor reviewing brain scans of patients

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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Inova wins awards

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus displays excellence Earlier this year, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Three other Inova hospitals also received this rating: Inova Fair Oaks, Inova Loudoun and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals. Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by CMS nationwide, only…

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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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