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Fun and Fitness for the Whole Family

Strengthen bonds and improve your family’s fitness with these heart-pumping activities. Family activities focused on fitness don’t require rigorous planning, and there are often remarkably affordable (if not free!) and build lifelong memories. Here’s the icing on the cake. Family activities, says the American College of Pediatricians, improves everyone’s physical health and delivers mental and…

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Tips for Aging Gracefully

With some simple strategies, you can transition as the years roll by Frank Lloyd Wright said, “the longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” As the years advance and our bodies and brains show the marks of time, it can feel like it takes more effort and fortitude to stay healthy. There are simple…

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Keep Your Belly in Check

Tips for maintaining a healthy gut while traveling this summer You’re traveling in a new country, trying unique, exotic foods, and excited to learn about the local culture and cuisine. And then your stomach starts to rumble. Oh no, you think. Where’s the nearest bathroom? Travel tummy, also referred to as travelers’ diarrhea, is a…

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How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu This Year

The 2018-2019 flu season was the longest one in 10 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It lasted 21 weeks. Although the CDC reported that last year’s flu season wasn’t as severe as previous ones, the agency estimates that somewhere between 37.4 million and 42.9 million people contracted influenza last…

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Welcome Winter: 8 Ways For Older Adults to Stay Safe & Healthy This Season

Erica N. Campbell, MD is a board certified family physician with fellowship training in geriatric medicine. She sees patients at Inova Primary Care – Mark Center and Inova Primary Care – Old Town (both in Alexandria, VA). Dr. Campbell’s clinical interests include senior medicine, senior mental health disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and preventive disease care. The…

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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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Inova Pairs Mental Health With Primary Care

Breaking barriers in behavioral health With the mind-body connection well established, Inova Medical Group’s pairing of primary care and behavioral health providers in the same offices has reaped rave reviews. Since July 2017, most Inova primary care clinics have counselors and other mental health clinicians on staff, under the same roof, creating a seamless transition between…

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Sleep Better: A Whole-Body Approach to Superior Slumber

 Rosemarie Rose, MD, is a consulting and primary care physician at Inova Integrative and Functional Medicine. She is board-certified in family medicine and integrative medicine.   Good sleep isn’t a luxury. In my field of functional and integrative medicine, we think of sleep as one of the pillars of well-being. Instead of looking at isolated…

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Care for Yourself to Care Well for Others: 8 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Erica N. Campbell, MD, is board certified in family medicine and has fellowship training in geriatric medicine. She is a member of Inova Medical Group’s Advanced Illness and Geriatrics section. She has a special interest in senior medicine, senior mental health disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and preventive disease care.   If you’re caring for an aging…

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