Postpartum Depression and the Holidays

Chandrika Balgobin, DO, PMH-C, perinatal psychiatrist for Women’s Behavioral Health Services , Shana Bellow, Ph.D., LCP, psychologist, Inova Women’s Behavioral Health Services  and Tara Croan, LCSW, PMH-C, perinatal therapist for Women’s Behavioral Health Services Editor’s note: Although “postpartum depression” is the term most people know, a more fitting term is perinatal mood and anxiety disorders,…

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Partner With Your Provider to Fight Ovarian Cancer

Annette Bicher, MD, is board-certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Bicher is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Felix Rutledge Society of Gynecology/Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Society of Gynecologic Investigation. She serves as Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital. To detect breast cancer…

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Cytomegalovirus: What You Should Know About CMV in Pregnancy

Luis Martin Gomez, MD, MsCE, is board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. He specializes in high-risk pregnancies and practices at Perinatal Associates of Northern Virginia and the Inova Health System. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) may be the most common virus you’ve never heard of. For most people, the virus is a minor inconvenience — if…

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Adolescent Health: What to Expect from a Teen’s First Gynecologist Appointment

Rachel K. Casey, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She is Medical Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and a member of the OB-GYN Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Adolescence is a time of rapid change. Girls’ bodies are growing and developing, and their brains are changing, too.…

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U.S. News & World Report Names Inova Fairfax Medical Campus #1 Hospital in DC Area for Second Year in a Row

Inova Health System’s Gynecology Program Ranks in Top 10 Nationwide Falls Church, VA. – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) was named the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for the second consecutive year and sixth time ever, according to U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings. Inova’s gynecology department was named…

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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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New breast center at Inova Loudoun offers high-tech testing plus comforting care

A Vision for Women’s Health Few women relish getting a mammogram, but the new Inova Schar Cancer Institute – Peterson Family Breast Center stands poised to make the testing more efficient, pleasant, convenient and, most importantly, even more accurate. Located on the Inova Loudoun Hospital Medical Campus (click for google map), the 3,800-square-foot breast center…

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Baby born at 26 weeks now thrives due to care at Inova Alexandria’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Little Miracles Victoria Katherine Harron came into this world last Aug. 24, weighing less than 25 ounces and barely fitting in her mother’s hand. She took her first out-of-the-womb breath after an emergency C-section at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Immediately after delivery, Victoria was transferred to the hospital’s Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dana…

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