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. He has special interests in pediatric and adolescent health, athletic injuries, diabetes management, and preventive medicine. With the springtime and outdoor athletic season in full swing, you may be…

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Julia Bell, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition. Performance powered by EXOS. Our understanding of quality food is constantly evolving with research. When deciding what to eat, keep it simple and natural or minimally processed. Choose responsibly sourced food that’s tasty and nourishing, like vegetables,…

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Robin West, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. She is Chairman of Inova Sports Medicine, Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals and Head Team Physician for the Washington Redskins.   Baseball fans across the country marked opening day (March 29) on their calendars. Behind the scenes, as Lead Team Physician…

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Sean Burfeind, MS, LAT, ATC, OPA-C, is a residency-trained, board-certified and licensed athletic trainer. He serves as a clinical athletic trainer at Inova Sports Medicine.   If you’re a parent to a youth athlete, you’ve probably crossed paths with an athletic trainer. Yet you might still be wondering: What exactly does an athletic trainer do?…

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Jeff Coulter, MS, CSCS, is an athletic trainer with a master’s degree in Health Exercise and Sports Science. He is a Performance Specialist with Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS.  If you’re working toward a fitness or athletic goal, you’re probably focused on pushing yourself to the finish line. And that’s great – to a…

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Jeff Coulter, MS, CSCS, is an athletic trainer with a master’s degree in Health Exercise and Sports Science. He is a Performance Specialist with Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS.  Want to improve your athletic performance ­– or just get serious about getting in shape? You could join a big-box gym or download some exercise…

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Julia Bell, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition. She serves as Performance Dietitian for Inova Sports Performance powered by EXOS.    You wouldn’t pump cheap gas into a luxury car. So why aren’t you putting premium fuel into your most important engine – your body?…

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