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Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Although it feels like much longer, it has only been six months since the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was…

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Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Of all childhood afflictions, fever likely represents the most commonly feared condition in young children. By far, it…

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Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Increasing temperatures coinciding with mid-summer activities and late summer athletic training schedules brings with it the risk of…

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Northern Virginia parents and caregivers: With the heat of the D.C. summer upon us, did you know these sobering facts about kids and drowning? In Virginia, drownings are the leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 to 4, and the second leading cause of death in all children. For every child who…

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Dr. Rick Place

By Rick Place, MD, Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Nothing is scarier to a parent than having a sick child. At Inova, we are committed to caring for children within both our emergency and urgent care facilities. Inova Children’s Hospital (ICH) at Inova Fairfax Medical…

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two toddlers with inflatable pool rings in the water

Tips about swim safety from Dr. Rick Place, Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Water safety: What’s the big deal? Once again, summer is upon us. Besides the…

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