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Problem Periods? Learn What’s Normal — And What’s Not

Jennifer N. Hong, MD is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has a special interest in contraception, prenatal care, breast and cervical cancer prevention, minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery and the management of uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is a member of Inova Medical Group and is currently accepting new patients at Inova OBGYN –…

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Lumpectomy: Who’s a Candidate?

Dr. Shannon Lehr is a board certified and fellowship trained breast surgeon with 20 years of experience caring for patients with breast cancer.  Dr. Lehr is the Medical Director of Breast Care Consultants of Northern Virginia and the Inova Breast Care Program at Inova Loudoun Hospital.    A lumpectomy (also called a partial mastectomy) is…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital Offering “Ask the Expert” Lecture Physiology and Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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“Ask the Expert” Lecture Physiology and Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Leesburg, VA – As part of its free “Ask the Expert” lecture series, Inova Loudoun Hospital will host Physiology and Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction on Tuesday, November 14 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  While pelvic health issues are common concerns among women, many…

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Nutrition and Menopause

Sara Negron, RD, is a registered dietitian at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Read about Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Menopause is marked primarily by hormonal changes: decreased estrogen and progesterone production. These hormonal changes can lead to fatigue, hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, appetite changes and decreased metabolism. Women also tend to become less active when entering this…

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Prenatal Planning: Do You Need Antenatal Testing?

Alfred N. Khoury, MD, is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Inova James G. Sites Antenatal Testing Center and Inova Loudoun Hospital Antenatal Testing Center. He is board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. Pregnancy is an exciting and often nerve-wracking time. But if there are concerns or complications, the James G. Sites Antenatal…

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Strong Bones: Take Action With DEXA Bone Density Screening

Eileen C. West, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and is the director of the Inova Women’s Comprehensive Health Center. Read Dr. West’s profile. Many men and women experience thinning of their bones as they age. More than 10 million Americans over age 50 have osteoporosis, which causes weak, thin bones prone to fractures.…

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Inova opens Women’s Comprehensive Health Center at Tysons

Where Ladies Come First When it comes to healthcare, women often think about themselves last. Knowing this, Inova Medical Group recently opened the Inova Women’s Comprehensive Health Center in Tysons Corner, a health-focused multidisciplinary primary care practice. “We want to make it as easy as possible for women to get checkups, annual screenings and everything…

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Inova Medical Group and Inova Alexandria Hospital team up to open new OB-GYN practice

A New Care Option for Women Inova Medical Group, in association with Inova Alexandria Hospital, recently opened a newly constructed OB-GYN/primary care office in Shirlington. The new office is located in Shirlington Gateway at 2800 S. Shirlington Road, Suite 706, Arlington. The practice focuses on comprehensive patient services for women. Website: OB-GYN and primary care…

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Heart attack symptoms are often different for women

Inova Loudoun Hospital Urges Women to Recognize the Signs of Heart Attack Heart attacks are commonly associated with devastating chest pain. But for women, the symptoms are often more subtle. “Everybody always thinks of a heart attack as crushing chest pain, but evidence and research says that women present quite differently,” says David Reich, Director…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital First in U.S. To Treat Uterine Fibroids with New Fully Robotic Technology

Keith M. Sterling, MD, is chief of cardiovascular and interventional radiology at Inova Alexandria Hospital and an associate professor of radiology at George Washington University School of Medicine. He is board certified in diagnostic, vascular and interventional radiology and has particular clinical interest in peripheral vascular disease, pulmonary embolism, acute stroke and women’s intervention. Read…

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