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Know when to go to an urgent care center or an ER

Know when to go to an urgent care center or an ERDr. Nandini Koka of Inova Urgent Care Centers explains when it is best to visit an ER and when an urgent care center can provide help.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Fitness gadgets are hot items this holiday season

Fitness gadgets are hot items this holiday seasonThe fitness bands measure everything from from activity level, heart rate, and sleep.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Shoulder replacements are becoming more popular

Shoulder replacements are becoming more popularKnee and hip replacements are very common but new shoulders are the fastest growing form of bionic joints.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Ways to spend your FSA bucks before the year end

Ways to spend your FSA bucks before the year endSome plans may even let you use your 2014 flex spending account dollars into January to pay for your out of pocket medical costs. But now is the time to check with your employer.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Removing herniated discs to relieve nerve pain

Removing herniated discs to relieve nerve painDirector of the Inova Spine Institute, Dr. Christopher Silveri says even though there are many causes to herniated discs, there are also advanced ways to remove them.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Family Health: Robotics help relieve knee pain

Family Health: Robotics help relieve knee painDr. Nauman Akhtar of Inova shows us a robotic procedure that can return a natural painless feeling back to bad knees.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Weather changes that can trigger headaches

Weather changes that can trigger headachesThe see-saw weather patterns during this time of year have us keeping a closer eye on the weather report everyday. As Andrea Roane explains, this season also has some people keeping an eye on their medicine cabinets as well.
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  • 1 month ago
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Facts about joint replacement

Facts about joint replacementDr. Kevin Fricka from Inova answers common questions about joint replacement procedures.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Experts answer your questions about joint pain

Experts answer your questions about joint painDr. Kevin Fricka from Inova was among the experts who joined us to talk about managing joint pain.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Family Health: Doctor talks about joint pain

Family Health: Doctor talks about joint painCan cold weather cause joint pain?
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Family Health: Replacing knees with less pain

Family Health: Replacing knees with less painOver time the cartilage in our knees can wear out causing a lot of discomfort, but the prospect of a surgical replacement sounds frightening to many of us.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Experts look for ways to treat 'Chemo Brain'

Experts look for ways to treat 'Chemo Brain'The decline from "Chemo Brain" can start 6 months after chemotherapy treatments.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Woman fights multiple bouts with breast cancer

Woman fights multiple bouts with breast cancerChristy was only 25 when she felt the lump in her breast. It was 15-years before guidelines say a woman should have her first mammogram.
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  • 2 months ago
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#factsnotfear: Local expert addresses Ebola fears

#factsnotfear: Local expert addresses Ebola fearsChief Medical Officer Dr. Loring Flint talks about preparedness and address Ebola concerns
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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When to start regular breast screenings?

When to start regular breast screenings?October is breast cancer awareness month. Dr. Constanza Concilovo, Medical Director of Inova Breast Care, joins us.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Advances in breast cancer treatment

Advances in breast cancer treatmentOctober is breast cancer awareness month. Dr. John Deeken is the research director at Inova Cancer Center.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Experts learn about PALB2 gene mutations

Experts learn about PALB2 gene mutationsThe PALB2 is linked to breast cancer, according to a recent study.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Using genetic testing to prevent cancer

Using genetic testing to prevent cancerLearning that you are genetically prone to cancer can be very hard to accept. It usually results in hard choices.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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CDC: Nearly 600 cases of EV-D68 confirmed

CDC: Nearly 600 cases of EV-D68 confirmedPediatric Physician Dr. Michael Vish of the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus talks to Andrea Roane during WUSA9's newscast at noon about the respiratory illness.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Local hospitals prepare to treat Ebola

Local hospitals prepare to treat EbolaDr. Sujata Ambardar of Inova Fairfax explains how hospitals are prepared in case the Ebola virus enters the region.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Treating your back pain

Treating your back painDr. James Ecklund talks about the role alternative therapies play in moderate back pain
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  • 3 months ago
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Family Health: Osteoporosis & Scoliosis

Family Health: Osteoporosis & ScoliosisDr. Ron Childs of the Inova Spine Program talks about osteoporosis and bone density in relation to back pain.
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  • 3 months ago
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Doctors take questions on back pain

Doctors take questions on back painWhen does that nagging twinge need medical attention?
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  • 3 months ago
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Family Health: A fix for degenerative spine

Family Health: A fix for degenerative spineThe XLIF procedure is a non-invasive way to relieve pain due to spinal disc degeneration
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  • 3 months ago
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Your work habits can lead to back pain

Your work habits can lead to back painWe spend most of our time in the workplace and our habits affect our overall health.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Myths & facts about back pain

Myths & facts about back painDoes back pain require surgery? Do shoes contribute to back pain? Dr. Corey Wallach of Inova talks about the myths and facts of back pain.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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The health and social effects of teen drinking

The health and social effects of teen drinkingNew statistics show teenage binge drinking are the highest here in Northwest Washington. Many times it can lead to life changing mistakes.Andrea Roane wants us to meet a young woman wishes she could have made better decisions one very dark night.
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  • 4 months ago