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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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No Excuses: Here’s Why You Should See Your Primary Care Doctor Every Year

Danny Nguyen, MD, is a primary care physician board certified in family medicine. He practices at Inova Medical Group’s primary care practice at the Inova HealthPlex in Ashburn, VA.   If you haven’t been to see your primary care doctor for a while, you’re not alone. Before I went to medical school, even I was sometimes lax…

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

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 and has a special interest in senior medicine, senior mental health disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and preventive disease care.   The winter months can bring slippery sidewalks…

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Looking to Technology to Improve Access & Deliver Better Healthcare

Amit Rastogi, MD, is senior vice president for strategy, growth and innovation at Inova. He serves as Inova’s principal medical innovation leader and oversees strategy development across the Inova system.   Imagine a man who is experiencing a headache. He attributes his headache to skipping his morning coffee. However, his health-tracking wearable device indicates his…

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Inova OnDemand Brings You Virtual Healthcare, Anywhere

Ruth Betru is Inova’s assistant vice president of Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare. Z Chris, MD, is a primary care physician board certified in internal medicine. He is the medical director for virtual health at Inova. Read Dr. Chris’s profile. Make an appointment. Take time out of your workday. Battle the D.C. Metro traffic. Find parking – all…

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Integrative Medicine: New Hope For Chronic Headache Sufferers

Dorothy E. Polahar, DO, DABFM, is board certified in family medicine. She has training in integrative medicine, functional medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and a Master’s in athletic training and sports medicine. She practices at the Inova Integrative and Functional Medicine. Read Dr. Polahar’s profile.   Chronic headaches are unfortunately quite common – and…

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Integrated Medicine for Kids: Treating the Whole Patient

Dorothy E. Polahar, DO, DABFM, is board certified in family medicine. She also has training in integrative medicine, functional medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and a Master’s in athletic training and sports medicine. She practices at the Inova Integrative and Functional Medicine. Read Dr. Polahar’s profile. Upset tummies. Sore throats. Skinned knees. Kids can…

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