Healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects  Stephanie J. Williams, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN with Inova Obstetrics and Gynecology in Shirlington. She delivers babies at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Today, March 3, marks World Birth Defects Day. If you plan to expand your family any time soon, now is the right…

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A day in the life of Gaylord Scott Rose, MD, one of the physicians who make Inova standout Recently, Inova was named a top hospital by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report, coming in at No. 1 in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The report also noted that Inova is nationally ranked in gynecologic…

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This October, encourage a friend to join you in getting a mammogram It’s not the typical brunch or shopping date that you would normally take with a close girlfriend, but it is an activity that can be vital to your everyday life. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a perfect time to get an…

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Oncoplastic breast surgery eloquently blends oncology and plastic surgery Surgical options after a breast cancer diagnosis have advanced significantly, with some of the newer solutions inspired by women themselves. One such procedure, oncoplastic surgery, is offered to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) breast cancer patients, although many women have never heard about the procedure. “Oncoplasty…

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July is National Fibroids Awareness Month While 80% of women experience uterine fibroids by the age of 50, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), many women don’t seek out knowledge or treatment for the issue. Here are some commonly asked questions: What are fibroids? Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop on or in…

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Women with pelvic floor disorder are not alone Ladies, do you leak urine when you cough, sneeze or laugh? Do you frequently have the urge to go to the bathroom? You’re not alone. About half of women over age 50 have this condition. And it’s got a name: pelvic floor disorder. Pelvic floor disorder describes…

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Bariatric surgery can help with many life goals, including having a baby Weight loss is the obvious goal with bariatric surgery, but for many people, it’s not the only one. Treating obesity successfully can lead to better health, increased physical activity, improved sleep and countless other benefits. The main reason for Meg Appel to have…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital is home to an on-site Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Loudoun County’s only NICU. This article was written by the hospital’s NICU Parent Advisory Committee. For NICU family support at Inova Loudoun Hospital, please call 703-858-8741. Inova Loudoun Hospital is committed to the best care for expectant parents and…

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Latest Inova Report to the Community highlights Inova stats, patient success stories The latest Inova Report to the Community gives a snapshot of Inova Health System’s size, scope, financials and healthcare contributions in a number of key areas including charity care, access and innovation. Introduced by Inova President and CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, the report…

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In this video, Inova’s Dr. Sarah Poggi provides information about advances in prenatal testing. This lecture includes information about prenatal single gene deletion carrier testing; non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free DNA; and microarray analysis. Dr. Poggi is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Northern…

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