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DC Area Blood Donors Urgently Needed

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Critical Blood Shortages Across the DC Metro Area – Blood Donors Needed Now to Meet Patient Care Needs Sterling, VA – The Washington, DC region is experiencing critical shortages of red blood cells. All donor blood types are needed currently to help ensure patients from Northern Virginia have what they need to heal. Donors are needed as…

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Remarkable Recovery for Inova Patient

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Inova teamwork restores Manassas teen to normal life after severe hit-and-run collision   When 18-year-old Ethan McLaurin goes out for a walk these days, his mom can’t help but hold her breath. That’s because mere months have passed since one of Ethan’s outings took a shocking turn that nearly claimed his life — a tragic outcome…

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Put Down That Phone! A Guide to Distracted Driving

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Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN is the Trauma Services Educator for Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s first and only designated trauma center.  Learn more at inova.org/trauma Did you know at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes EVERY DAY? In Northern Virginia, it feels like we are moving faster…

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A Guide to Child Passenger Safety

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Car seat, booster seat and seatbelt tips for kids of all ages Dr. B. Jill McCabe and Erin Rovelli, RN serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in the region. …

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Crucial Help for Victims of Sexual Assault   

The FACT program helps sexual assault victims.

Philanthropy drives pivotal FACT program at Inova When a person has been a victim of physical and sexual assault, they are at their most vulnerable. They may struggle with being able to inform others or share details of their story, much less offer forensic evidence of the crime. Thankfully, the Inova Ewing Forensic Assessment and…

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Comprehensive trauma care: Neurosurgeon enjoys all aspects of work with patients

Nilesh Vyas, MD, Associate Chair for Neurosurgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH), fully appreciates the efforts made nationally by leaders in medical trauma services.   “We’ve made improvements by raising awareness and using various mechanisms,” he says, citing the advent of National Trauma Awareness Month in May. “In the ’80s cars got safer. In the…

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Recovering from trauma is possible

Shira Rothberg, LSW, coordinates the Trauma Survivors Network and provides counseling for trauma patients at Inova Trauma Center on Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.   When it comes to surviving and healing from trauma, Shira Rothberg, LSW, understands the value that support provides. As Coordinator of the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) at Inova, Rothberg provides counseling…

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