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A diagnosis of breast cancer can be very frightening. The experienced team at Virginia Hospital Center's Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health does everything possible to reduce the stress and minimize the disruption that often comes with treatment. All of the medical specialties — breast surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology (chemotherapy), radiology and reconstructive surgery — and all the services needed to diagnose, treat and support breast cancer patients are conveniently located under one roof... read more
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A Free Health Event for Men Only
9:00 – 9:30 am / Registration & Healthy Breakfast 
9:30 – 11:00 am / Expert Panel followed with Q&A Sessions

Jump-start your way to good health and learn what preventive maintenance you should be doing. Our expert panel of physicians from the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group address men’s health topics, including heart disease, high blood pressure and colorectal issues.

Jeremy Bock, MD, FACC, Cardiology
Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group

James Reed, MD, Primary Care
Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group

Shafik Sidani, MD, Colorectal Surgery
Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group

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Men! Did you know that more than half of you fail to get a physical each year? Or that women are three times more likely to see a doctor for preventive care? In a recent national survey, men said they were too busy to go to the doctor and many said they didn’t believe they were prone to conditions such as heart disease or cancer.
Research shows otherwise. Men have a higher lifetime risk of cancer than women, and higher mortality rates for the top ten leading causes of death. In addition, men’s life expectancy now lags behind women’s by approximately six years.
It’s time to man up and take control of your health. After all, the longer you put off seeing a doctor, the more likely you’ll have to see a doctor on a regular basis. Here are some simple preventive measures you can take: ....
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Learn more about advances in breast care at a free educational event in October. A panel of Virginia Hospital Center experts including a breast surgeon,
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Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Women's Imaging Center at Virginia Hospital Center meets the ACR's rigorous standards for accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy. But Virginia Hospital Center's commitment to women's health isn't limited to ensuring your access to the most advanced diagnostic equipment of its kind, nor to our physicians and staff being exceptionally well-qualified. It can also be seen in the very design and operation of our Women's Imaging Center.

The Hospital is proud to have been the first in the Washington, DC metro area to offer totally digital mammography and 3D mammography:
Digital mammography assists in the early detection of breast cancer by incorporating modern electronics and computers into x-ray mammography methods.
Breast tomosynthesis or 3D (three-dimensional) mammography is the latest test in breast cancer screening.
Women without symptoms have their studies reviewed within one working day of their mammography. The results will then be mailed to their referring healthcare provider within 24 hours. Read more
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Doctors, Emergency Rooms and … Zumba?
When was the last time you visited a Northern Virginia hospital? Perhaps it was for a sprained wrist, appendicitis or to visit a loved one—however, our area hospitals have much more to offer than emergency health care. Hospitals all over NoVA offer gyms, fitness classes and nutrition programs, many of which are substantially less expensive than some chain gyms. Next time you’re in the market for a new gym membership or are looking for a new fitness routine, ditch the impersonal commercial gym and join one of these NoVA locations.
By Katie Bowles
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If you think joint replacement is only for the very old, think again. More and more people in their 40s and 50s are taking the plunge, unwilling to live with debilitating pain or give up the activities they love. The percentage of younger patients having hip or knee replacements has nearly doubled in the last decade.
Years ago, replacement surgery was reserved for elderly patients due to a high complication rate and lack of implant durability. But now, modern techniques allow orthopedic surgeons to evaluate each patient individually and base surgical decisions on pain and disability, not necessarily chronological age.
Likewise, the notion that prosthetic implants will wear out quickly is a myth. Thanks to improvements in materials and design, the vast majority of hip and knee implants will last 20 years or more. Current materials might prove to last even longer.
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Before you launch your next DIY home improvement project, consider this: each year, thousands of people end up in the hospital emergency department or urgent care offices from accidents that occur while performing renovations or other tasks. Safety belongs at the top of everybody’s home improvement checklist. Put down that nail gun and review the following safety tips before you DIY...
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"All women will benefit from having a low-dose 3D mammogram. It enables us to detect tumors earlier at smaller sizes with much more confidence. There are fewer false positives and callbacks for women, with no more radiation exposure than with a standard 2D mammogram,” says Sarah Mezban, MD, a radiologist who is fellowship-trained in breast imaging.

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Are you prepared for a disaster? Living close to the nation’s capital makes us vulnerable to all sorts of emergency scenarios, both natural and man-made. Remember the earthquake of 2011? Or the derecho that blew through in 2012 and knocked out electricity, cell phones and key services all at once?
There are simple precautions you can take to keep you and your loved ones safe and ready.
The Arlington County Office of Emergency Management recommends the following:
Make a personal or family communication plan. Include a list of everybody’s work and cell phone numbers, and designate an out-of-town relative or friend as a point of contact. More information is available on Arlington’s Emergency Management web site.
Prepare a 3-day emergency supply kit. Stock it with basics such as water, non-perishable food, a can opener, flashlights, batteries and first-aid essentials. Tailor it to your specific needs, including medications, baby supplies or pet supplies.
Save important documents. Gather financial and other important papers in one secure location. For extra protection, save your documents on a flash drive and leave it with a family member or friend.
Taryn Overman, Patient Care Director of the Emergency Department at Virginia Hospital Center, recommends the following to help you prepare for urgent situations that may happen in the home:
Take a basic first-aid and CPR course. Virginia Hospital Center and many other community organizations offer first-aid and CPR courses where you can practice your life-saving skills as you train for emergency situations. You can register for a CPR class at Virginia Hospital Center by visiting our Classes & Events page.
Keep your emergency information in one location and inform your family or friends of the location. This helps you, family or friends locate your information quickly if an urgent situation arises. The information most useful includes copies of your driver’s license, insurance cards, an updated list of home medications and allergies, emergency contact name and phone number, and a list of your physicians.
Know the route to your closest emergency department. It is always important to practice the route in case of an emergency. However, if you think you are having a medical emergency that needs urgent attention, call 911.
September is National Preparedness Month. Be informed. Be ready. Sign up for up-to-the-minute alerts from Arlington County’s Office of Emergency Management. Or visit FEMA’s website to learn what to do before, during and after specific emergency situations, such as a flood, fire or tornado.
September is National Preparedness Month. Are you ready for an emergency or natural disaster? Virginia Hospital Center tells the skills and tools you need to be
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What You Should Know About Breast Cancer
Virginia Hospital Center encourages women to be actively involved in monitoring their own health and taking preventive measures against breast cancer. In recent years, the early detection of breast cancer has saved the lives of thousands of women across the United States.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women and it is the second leading cause of cancer death, after lung cancer. However, when detected early, breast cancer is very treatable.
Women over age 20 should be aware of the warning signs and risk factors for breast cancer. Read more
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The following weekly column is written and sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and one of America's 100 Top
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Virginia Hospital Center is the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics

Virginia Hospital Center's top doctors drive our top scores for hospital quality.

For over 60 years, Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington metropolitan area. In 2004, Virginia Hospital Center celebrated the Grand Opening of a new $150 million state-of-the-art facility.

The Hospital offers comprehensive healthcare and multiple Centers of Excellence including: Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, Oncology, Neuroscience, Urology, and Women & Infant Health. Growing service lines include the only Lung Cancer Center in Northern Virginia, Colorectal Surgery and more.

Virginia Hospital Center is a teaching hospital, long-associated with Georgetown University's School of Medicine, and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health.

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