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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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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Latest Inova Report to the Community highlights Inova stats, patient success stories The latest Inova Report to the Community gives a snapshot of Inova Health System’s size, scope, financials and healthcare contributions in a number of key areas including charity care, access and innovation. Introduced by Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, the report…

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The National Trauma Institute announced changes to its Board of Directors, including scheduled organizational representative turnover and the addition of a new affiliated professional group. Christopher Kang, MD, replaces Angela Gardner, MD, as the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) representative; James Ecklund, MD, replaces Alex Valadka as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)…

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Certified hospitals must meet identified standards for surgical removal of blood clots in patients suffering a large vessel occlusive ischemic stroke Large Ischemic Strokes don’t stand a chance at Inova Alexandria Hospital. A newly awarded certification marks Inova Alexandria as a leader in mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and early detection and treatment of large ischemic…

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