Welcome to Nova News

The National Organization of Vascular Anomalies is a patient support, advocacy and educational agency for those affected by vascular tumors and vascular malformations.  This includes but is not limited to Infantile Hemangioma, Congenital hemangioma, Tufted Angioma, Pyogenic granuloma, Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma, Kaposi sarcoma, Angiosarcoma, Capilary Malformations, Lymphatic Malformations, Venous Malformations, Arteriovenous Malformations, Ateriovenous fistulas, Combined Malformations, Vascular Anomalies Associated with other anomalies such as Klippel Trenaunay syndrome, Parkes Weber Syndrome, Sturge Weber syndrome, Cloves syndrome, Proteus syndrome, and PHACE syndrome.

 Traditionally these tumors and malformations have been called birthmarks. 

 Medicine and science today dictate that they are so much more.

 THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF VASCULAR ANOMALIES is a 501c3a organization and is eligible for tax deductible donations.  NOVA is an all volunteer organization.  No one affiliated with NOVA benefits financially from the association.  NOVA provides this information as a resource. It is not intended to engage in the practice of medicine or to replace the physician. NOVA does not claim to have medical knowledge. NOVA does not endorse any particular physician, treating facility or treatment protocol. In all cases NOVA, the NOVA Board of Directors and associates recommends that you seek the opinion of a physician experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of hemangioma and vascular malformations.  

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What we do

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At Nova News, we represent the National Organization of Vascular Anomalies (NOVA), serving as a central resource and advocate for those affected by vascular tumors and malformations. Our aim is to provide education, support, and advocacy for conditions often misunderstood as simple birthmarks, but which medical science now acknowledges as much more complex.

Our coverage includes a wide range of conditions: Infantile Hemangioma, Congenital Hemangioma, Tufted Angioma, Pyogenic Granuloma, Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma, Kaposi Sarcoma, Angiosarcoma, as well as various malformations like Capillary, Lymphatic, Venous, Arteriovenous Malformations, Arteriovenous Fistulas, and Combined Malformations. We also address Vascular Anomalies associated with other conditions such as Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome, Parkes Weber Syndrome, Sturge Weber Syndrome, CLOVES Syndrome, Proteus Syndrome, and PHACE Syndrome.

We connect patients, their families, healthcare providers, and researchers, offering resources that explain the medical aspects of these conditions, advocate for continued research, and increase public awareness about the challenges those affected face.

Nova News champions improved care and support for individuals with vascular anomalies. We share stories of perseverance and success, building a community where experiences and challenges are shared and understood. Our educational materials aim to equip patients and their families with knowledge, facilitating informed decisions about treatments and care.

Nova News acts as a collective voice for those with vascular anomalies, working to shed light on the true nature of these conditions, push for advancements in care and treatment, and provide a network of support for individuals and their families. Through our efforts in education, advocacy, and community building, we strive to inspire hope and contribute to progress in the understanding and management of vascular tumors and malformations. 

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Knowledge And Expertise

Our expertise spans a broad spectrum, encompassing medical science, patient advocacy, education, and journalism. We specialize in understanding and communicating about vascular anomalies, vascular health and neurological vascular health.

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Vascular And Cognitive Health

At Nova News, our work encompasses a broader focus on enhancing cognitive performance and brain health, catering not only to individuals affected by vascular anomalies but also to the general population. Our expertise in medical science and patient advocacy equips us to explore and share insights into maintaining and improving cognitive function and overall brain health for everyone.

We engage with a wide array of topics, from cutting-edge research on brain-enhancing strategies to practical tips for everyday brain health maintenance. By collaborating with neurologists, psychologists, and wellness experts, we deliver content that addresses cognitive challenges and promotes strategies for optimizing cognitive performance, stress management, and mental agility across all life stages.

Our educational initiatives are designed to empower not just those navigating the complexities of vascular anomalies but also individuals looking to enhance their cognitive well-being. We advocate for a holistic approach to health that values mental fitness and psychological resilience as vital components of overall wellness. Through our diverse content, Nova News aims to be a trusted resource for insights into nurturing brain health, improving cognitive function, and fostering a supportive community focused on holistic well-being.

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Meet The Team

Meet the passionate team behind Nova News, the driving force of the National Organization of Vascular Anomalies (NOVA). United by a shared dedication to making a difference, our team consists of medical professionals, advocates, writers, and researchers, each bringing unique expertise and personal commitment to our cause. Together, we strive to shed light on vascular anomalies, support affected individuals and their families, and advance the understanding and treatment of these complex conditions. Join us in our mission to inspire, educate, and advocate.

Jesse Stevenson


Michael Smith


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