• Healthy Habits to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions on Track

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Stephanie Mansour, Special to CNN

    Already having a hard time keeping your New Year's resolutions?

    The National Institutes of Health says you're more likely to stick to a change in your routine by taking one small step at a time -- so break down your resolutions into bite-size chunks.

    It's helpful to envision your overall goal, but putting one foot in front of the other is easier than jumping in with two feet. Here are some simple tips to get you back on track.

    First, keep your health on the forefront of your brain. You can do ... Read More

  • Life After Breast Cancer: 7 Ways to Move Forward and Live Well

    10.31.2016 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, is a licensed clinical social worker and executive director of Life with Cancer, which provides support and education to anyone affected by cancer. Life With Cancer is a program of the Inova Health System, the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. In addition to her role as director, Bolte provides individual, couples and family counseling and facilitates several support groups and programs for people with cancer. Read Dr. Bolte’s profile.


    After being diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s an amazing feeling to finally get the “all-clear” diagnosis. But moving on ... Read More

  • Take control: Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening Are in Your Hands

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Kirsten K. Edmiston, MD, is board certified in surgery, specializing in breast cancer and breast surgery. She is a member of the Inova Breast Care Center. Read Dr. Edmiston’s profile.


    What does October mean to you? To me, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers an extra reason to tune into your health and spend some time focusing on body awareness. That awareness can help you live a longer, healthier life.

    How to Be Body-Aware

    It's important to know what your breasts feel like, so you can be on the lookout for any changes. Talk to your doctor if you ... Read More

  • Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer: 7 Common Questions Answered

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Sarah Ruppert, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor and co-manager of the cancer genetics program at the Inova Translational Medicine InstituteInova is the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. Read Sarah Ruppert’s profile.


    Genetic testing has become an important part of medicine, and new tests for cancer-related genes are developed every year. If you’re wondering whether you should get tested, the answers to these common questions might help.

    1. What can a genetic test tell me?

    Genetic testing isn’t a crystal ball. It can’t tell you if or when you’ll ... Read More

  • Breast Cancer Treatment Gets Personal: How Doctors Are Saving More Lives Than Ever Before

    / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Health and Wellness

    Robert A. Cohen, MD, is board certified in surgery and fellowship trained in surgical oncology. He specializes in breast surgery and is a member of the Inova Medical Group’s Breast Cancer Program, the official breast cancer awareness partner of the Washington Redskins. Read Dr. Cohen’s profile.


    Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening. However, as I tell my patients, most women live long, healthy lives in spite of their cancer. In fact, 89.7 percent of women with breast cancer survive five years or more after their diagnosis, according to the latest data from the National Cancer ... Read More

  • Salmon Cakes

    09.14.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Spice up any meal at any time of the day with these incredible ‘Salmon Cakes’! Salmon Cakes can be paired with grits for breakfast and brunch, an appetizer for your next dinner party or beside potatoes on your dinner plate. Check out this recipe for an easy tasty solution to a Salmon craving!


    2 strips bacon, cooked until crispy, crumbled, bacon fat reserved
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 egg
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 lemon, zested
    1 (14-ounce) can wild salmon, checked for large bones
    1 baked or boiled ... Read More

  • Inside Look: Redskins Cheerleaders' Dermatologist Talks Microneedling

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    When discussing anti-aging regimens, one of the best and most effective way to combat wrinkles is to build collagen.  A new method to do so is with micro-needling. Micro-needling is the use of a hand-held device (such as the Collagen Pin) that has small needles at the tip, similar to acupuncture type needles.  These needles penetrate the skin at varying depths, depending upon the area treated or what is treated (scars vs wrinkles).  As these micro punctures heal, they promote collagen formation from the healing process, as well as reshaping the superficial layers of the skin-similar to a fractionated laser ... Read More

  • 8 Small Actions That'll Help You Feel More in Control of Your Life

    07.25.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner Health and Wellness

    By Kevin Daum of Inc.

  • Fun, Summer Activities To Get Moving In The DMV

    07.06.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    We all know the best kind of exercise is the kind that is so fun you don’t even realize you’re doing it! Summer in the DMV area provides countless opportunities to get outside, get moving, and get some vitamin D. Check out these great outdoor activities!



    D.C. is home to some of the most scenic lakes and harbors on the east coast and while paddleboard and kayak rentals do generally cost money, it is a relatively cheap way to get active get some sun and have some fun.



    If you prefer to keep your ... Read More

  • Foods to Eat to Stay Hydrated

    06.29.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Drinking water is the most obvious and important way to stay hydrated, but many of the foods you may (or may not) eat can help you stay hydrated too! Add or increase foods with high water content to your diet. For example:

    • Lettuce
    • Cucumbers
    • Tomatoes
    • Skim Milk
    • Watermelon
    • Strawberries
    • Green Cabbage
    • Bell Peppers
    • Radishes

    It is also crucial to avoid foods that will dehydrate you. Especially in situation where you know you may be in heat  or without water for an extended amount of time. Here are dehydrating foods and drinks to avoid in that scenario: Read More

    • Alcohol
    • Soda (especially diet ...

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