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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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Inova’s vaginal seeding study featured on NPR’s Morning Edition NPR’s Morning Edition has profiled the groundbreaking vaginal seeding study at Inova Women’s Hospital that aims to discover if babies born by C-section will benefit from a swab of their mother’s microbes. The article explains how vaginal seeding “was developed in response to the sharp rise…

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Inova clinical trial investigates outcomes of exposing newborns to mother’s microbes While Caesarean section (CS) delivery can be lifesaving for both new mothers and their babies, children born by CS have an approximately 50 percent increased risk of childhood obesity, along with asthma and allergies. There is a marked difference between the microbiomes, the community…

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The question over who should use cholesterol reducing medication is a hotly debated topic among physicians. Researchers at Inova just published an analysis in the current edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) providing foundational findings that will help change the understanding of when and how to use intensive lipid-lowering therapy to…

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Washington, DC —The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) announced the unanimous election of Roberta L. Gartside, MD, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors for 2018-2019. As a business leader with a strong commitment to nonprofit service, Dr. Gartside will lead the organization’s mission-based efforts to eliminate imbalances in care for women…

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Matthew W. Sherwood, MD, is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He practices at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. Read Dr. Sherwood’s profile. Starting in March, we began enrolling patients in a first-of-its-kind study to compare drug therapies for patients who have had transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR. As…

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