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Outreach Programs, Charity Care At the Heart of New Community Report

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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Prenatal Genetic Tests and Care for High-Risk Obstetric Patients (Video with Dr. Sarah Poggi)

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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NPR Visits Inova to Document Infant-Health Research Study

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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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Comprehensive OB-GYN Care for Every Stage of a Woman’s Life

OB-GYN Shirlington

Inova OBGYN – Shirlington’s all-female practice offers comfort, convenience At Inova OBGYN – Shirlington, women find the care they need for every stage of their lives — from puberty through menopause and beyond. “We aim to give our patients the ultimate in service, convenience and comfort,” says Hillary Robinowitz-Elins, MD,  one of four doctors in…

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Diabetes in Pregnancy: Keeping You and Your Child Healthy

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Monica Freidline, RN, NP, CNM is the Midwifery Director for the Natural Birth Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital.  She is a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and certified nurse midwife (CNM) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Before becoming a CNM, she was a labor and delivery nurse for 15 years.  Her scope of practice includes prenatal…

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HPV Vaccine – What’s New?

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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. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and a well-recognized cause of cervical cancer, genital warts, and oral cancers.…

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Women With Pelvic Floor Disorder Are Not Alone

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Treatment is available 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 a number of conditions that…

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For babies born by Caesarean section, can a simple swab reduce rates of obesity, asthma and allergies?

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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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